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UW CSE alum Anne Condon elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada, founded in 1882, celebrates the nation’s leading scholars in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences through election as Fellows.

This week, the Class of 2012 was announced – 69 new Fellows:  15 in the Arts and Humanities, 15 in the Social Sciences, and 39 in the Sciences.

Among them – one of only two computer scientists – is 1987 UW CSE Ph.D. alum Anne Condon, Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and a leading figure in computational biology.  Anne’s citation reads:

Anne Condon, a researcher in computational complexity theory and algorithms, has advanced understanding of the computing time and memory needed to solve classical computational problems. She has also developed creative means for programming at the nanometer scale with DNA molecules. Her algorithms for predicting and designing nucleic acid secondary structures have had significant practical impact.

Warm congratulations to Anne Condon, FRSC!