Gregory Hager is among 416 fellows elected this year to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Founded in 1874, the AAAS recognizes scholars whose research is considered by their peers to be scientifically or socially distinguished. The distinction is unrelated to the annual list of fellows announced each spring by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Hager is the Mandell Bellmore Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the Whiting School of Engineering. His research centers on computer vision and robotics, and he directs the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. Currently he is working to develop intelligent robotic assistants.
Hager was elected to the AAAS for his contributions to vision-based robotics and to computer-enhanced interventional medicine.
“I’m honored to be named an AAAS Fellow,” Hager says. “I look forward to advancing the mission of AAAS to promote science and engineering, and to articulating the importance of computing research as it pertains to all areas of science.”
The newly elected fellows will each be awarded a certificate and a rosette pin during the AAAS Fellows Forum on Saturday, Feb. 16, in Washington, D.C.