Alexander Szalay is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, the Alumni Centennial Professor of Astronomy, and Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is the Director of the Institute for Data Intensive Science. He is a cosmologist, working on the statistical measures of the spatial distribution of galaxies and galaxy formation. He is a Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 he received an Alexander Von Humboldt Award in Physical Sciences, in 2007 the Microsoft Jim Gray Award. In 2008 he became Doctor Honoris Causa of the Eotvos University, Budapest.
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Computer Science; Director, Institute for Data Intensive Science
Specialization: Statistical computations on big spatial data
To advance neuroscience discovery by uniting neuroscience, engineering and computational data science to understand the structure and function of the brain.