As the epicenter of scientific innovation, California must take bold and prompt action to capitalize on the short- and long-term benefits of the BRAIN Initiative,” said Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) at a Senate Select Committee on Emerging Technology: Biotechnology and Green Energy Jobs public hearing held Friday at UC San Diego.
The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego has been ranked 19th in faculty research in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings 2013. It also ranked 7th in entrepreneurship by alumni surveyed by the Financial Times of London. Among the more than 700 AACSB International accredited business schools worldwide, the Financial Times selected 155 for its full-time MBA ranking.
Eric Courchesne is a professor in the Department of Neurosciences and the overall director and principle investigator of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence. He is also the director of the UCSD Autism Center's MRI Project on early brain development in autism. Courchesne is one of the world's leading experts on the neurobiology of autism, and his efforts have produced new information about the structural, functional, and genetic bases of this disorder.
Kate Antonovics has two main strands of research. One focuses on income inequality with a particular focus on the sources of race and gender inequality and the role that both preference-based discrimination and statistical discrimination play in perpetuating that inequality. The other strand of her research focuses on employer learning, and how employer's wage and promotion decisions are influenced by the arrival of new information about workers' talents.
Dr. Chien and his colleagues have developed an array system (with thousands of combinations) that allows the rapid determination of the optimum physical and chemical conditions that direct the differentiation of stem cells into specific cell types. The ability to control stem cell differentiation to desired cell types is crucial for the use of human embryonic stem cells for regenerative medicine, and hence the results of this study will be valuable for almost all types of stem cell research.
Peter Cowhey is Dean of IR/PS and he currently holds the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy. He will speak at the Founders' Symposium between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Learning Building. His lecture will focus on the proposal to establish the Impact Design and Evaluation Laboratories (IDEL) to integrate economics, political science, and other social science disciplines around the methodology of impact evaluation and design to provide novel analyses of important policy issues and solutions to global problems.
Edwin Hutchins is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Science. He has spent his career trying to understand human cognition in social, cultural and material context, although his primary research sites, since 1989, have been in the world of commercial aviation.
Farrell Ackerman is a professor in the Department of Linguistics. Recently, he has been working on the description and theoretical analysis of an underdocumented Kordofanian language, Moro, spoken in Sudan.
Richard Carson is a professor of economics. He specializes in environmental and natural resource economics. He has worked on issues related to air pollution, energy, growth management, natural disasters, non-market valuation and water. He also works in the areas of econometrics and consumer marketing.