Gregory Hager, Mandell Bellmore Professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, has been named a 2017 Technische Universität München (TUM) Ambassador. Located in Munich, Germany, TUM is one of Europe’s leading research universities.
Each year, TUM honors a group of select international top-level scientists and research alumni with the title of “TUM Ambassadors” in recognition of their services, acknowledging them as representatives of all the TUM research alumni around the globe.
In 2015, Hager won the prestigious Institute for Advanced Studies Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, named for TUM Professor Hans Fischer (1881-1945), who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1930 for his pioneering work on hemoglobin and related structures. These fellowships are awarded to outstanding international scientists who will spend three years exploring innovative, high-risk topics in collaboration with a TUM research group. Hager’s project is exploring the modeling of data on human task performance, with a goal of creating intelligent robotic assistants who will enhance human ability through individualized training.