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College of Sciences Postdocs Shine in 2017 Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Postdocs Karan Jani, Nastassia Patin, and Karelle Sielez win awards

Three College of Sciences postdocs gave outstanding presentations at the 4th Annual Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium. 

Karan Jani won the Best Talk Overall award, sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research. Jani, a postdoc in the lab of School of Physics Professor and Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Director Deirdre Shoemaker, presented the talk, “In Search of the Goldilocks of Black Holes”

Also in the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, Karelle Sielez is a postdoc in the group of School of Physics Professor Laura Cadonati. Sielez won the Best Poster from the College of Sciences award. 

Nastassia Patin is a postdoc in the lab of School of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Frank Stewart. She won the Best Talk from the College of Sciences award for her presentation, “The Microbiome of the Georgia Aquarium Ocean Voyager Exhibit”

Following are the rest of the award-winning postdocs:

Reza Ahmadzadeh, Best Presentation from the College of Computing, “Trajectory Learning using Generalized Cylinders”

Halcyon Lawrence, Best Presentation from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, “Potty Mouths: Examining Toxic Language in Online Gaming Environments”

Pietro Pierpaoli, Best Poster from the College of Engineering, “Quest for Connection: From Animal Cooperation to Robotic Space Exploration”

Sean Wilson, Best Talk from the College of Engineering, “Using Swarms of Simple, Inexpensive Robots to Do Complex, Valuable Tasks”

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  • Karan Jani presents his research on Black Holes

  • Nastassia Patin delivering her award-winning talk (Photo by Jana Stone)

  • Karelle Sielez with award-winning poster (Photo by Jana Stone)

For More Information Contact

A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences