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Ben Raphael and Kyle Jamieson recognized by the ACM

Ben Raphael and Kyle Jamieson

Ben Raphael and Kyle Jamieson. Photos by David Kelly Crow. 

By Julia Schwarz

Kyle Jamieson and Ben Raphael, both professors in the computer science department, have been recognized for their contributions to computer science and technology by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Ben Raphael
Raphael, an expert in computational biology, was named an ACM Fellow. Fellows represent the top 1% of ACM members and are selected by their peers for transformative contributions to computing science and technology. Raphael is one of 68 fellows recognized this year. The award noted his work on algorithms for cancer genomics and evolution, and biological network analysis.

Raphael’s research focuses on the design and application of algorithmic, statistical, and machine learning approaches for the interpretation of high-throughput biological data. Recent areas of interest include cancer evolution, single-cell and spatial DNA and RNA sequencing, and network and pathway analysis of genetic variants. Algorithms created in his research group, the Raphael Lab, have been used in multiple projects including the Cancer Genome Atlas and the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

Raphael is an associated faculty member in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, the Omenn-Darling Bioengineering Institute, and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning at Princeton. His is also an affiliate faculty member at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics at Columbia University, and the New York Genome Center.

Raphael joined Princeton University in 2016, after a decade on the faculty at Brown University. He completed a bachelor’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctoral degree and postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, NSF CAREER award, Innovator Award from the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), Distinguished Fellow of the ISCB, and a Career Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. 

Kyle Jamieson
Jamieson, an expert in networks and wireless sensing, was named an ACM Distinguished Member. Distinguished members are selected by their peers for work that has advanced computing, fostered innovation across various fields, and improved computer science education. Jamieson is one of 52 distinguished members recognized this year.

Jamieson’s research focuses on mobile and wireless systems for sensing, localization, and communication, and on massively parallel classical, quantum, and optical computational structures for NextG wireless communications systems. Jamieson runs the Princeton Advanced Wireless Systems lab, which designs, builds and evaluates wireless systems for the real world. This work spans digital communications, signal processing, and computer networking.

Jamieson joined the Princeton faculty in 2015 after seven years as a faculty member at University College London. He completed bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received a fellowship from the European Research Council, a Google Faculty Research Award, and the ACM SIGMOBILE Early Career Award.


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