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Berkeley Lab's Juan Meza Elected Fellow of AAAS

December 16, 2009

Contact: Jon Bashor, Jbashor@lbl.gov, 510-486-5849

Juan Meza

Juan Meza

Juan Meza of the Computational Research Division is one of five researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Meza was cited "for exemplary service to the federal energy laboratories and professional societies in enhancing research and research participation."

According to the AAAS, "Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications." Meza was elected to the Section on Mathematics.

In addition to his role as head of the High Performance Computing Research Department, Meza is heavily involved in outreach to math and science students, particularly those in under-represented groups. He has received numerous awards for his efforts in this area.

"Juan's election as an AAAS Fellow is a very fitting recognition of his efforts as both a scientist and as a leader in helping students reach their full potential," said Horst Simon, LBNL Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences. "This honor is especially meaningful as he was selected by his peers."

Meza joined Berkeley Lab in 2002. Prior to that, he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories from 1987-2002. He earned his Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics from Rice University in 1986. Read more at: https://hpcrd.lbl.gov/~meza/

All the new AAAS Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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