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Abie Flaxman wins TR35

Abie Flaxman, professor of Global Health at UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and adjunct professor of Computer Science & Engineering, is the latest in a long line of CSE-related researchers to be recognized as a member of Technology Review‘s TR35 – an annual listing of 35 top innovators under the age of 35.

Abie is the research lead for the Computational Algorithms research team at IHME.  He is the primary architect of a software tool known as DisMod III that IHME is using to estimate the Global Burden of Disease.  He and other researchers use the tool to fill in gaps in incomplete data on stroke, malaria, depression, and other diseases from government records and surveys and to correct for inconsistencies.

UW CSE – affiliated TR35 winners in the past 5 years include faculty members Jeff Heer, Yoshi Kohno, and Shwetak Patel; Ph.D. alums Jeff Bigham, Karen Liu, Tapan Parikh, Scott Saponas, Noah Snavely, and Adrien Treuille; and adjunct/affiliate faculty members Tanzeem Choudhury, Desney Tan, and Merrie Morris.

Congratulations Abie!

Read the TR35 citation here.  Abie’s IHME web page here.

Nice Seattle Times article here.

August 22, 2012