Agilent Early Career Professor Award
Finalists for the 2016 Agilent Early Career Professor Award
(in alphabetical order)
- Yoseph Barrash, University of Pennsylvania
- Benjamin Langmead, Johns Hopkins University
- Florian Markowetz, University of Cambridge
- Roel GW Verhaak, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley
Congratulations to each of the finalists for the 2016 Agilent Early Career Professor Award for rising to the top of a very competitive group of nominees. The award winner will be announced on September 9, 2016.
2016 Focus: Contribution to the development of advanced Big Data technologies aimed at making breakthroughs in life science research and imaging for clinical diagnostics.
Selection Process - Next Steps for the 2016 award
- Finalists are to submit two letters of recommendation addressing why the candidate is an excellent match to the award selection criteria along with a photo. Deadline – June 15, 2016.
- The award winner will be announced by September 9, 2016.
- Award is bestowed upon professor in suitable ceremony. The winner's photo will be posted on the website.
- Winner is invited to make a presentation at an Agilent site (at Agilent’s expense).
- Past and present winners’ names are posted on the Agilent website along with articles highlighting the principal academic contributions for which the awardees were selected.
Purpose of Award
- Promote and encourage excellent research enabling measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world
- Establish strong collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors early in their career
- Build the prominence of Agilent as a sponsor of university research
- Significant original research contributions enabling measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world
- Outstanding potential for future research
- Alignment with the 2016 Focus: Contribution to the development of advanced Big Data technologies aimed at making breakthroughs in life science research and imaging for clinical diagnostics.
- Professor completed Ph.D. or M.D. less than 10 years before January 1, 2016.
- An unrestricted research award of $50,000 per year for 2 years to university in the professor's name
- Option to use all or part of award to obtain Agilent products at 50% discount
- Option to accelerate payments to facilitate procurement of equipment with list price over $100k
- Engraved plaque commemorating award
- Recognition on Agilent's website
2017 ECPA Award
- Award focus, instructions and deadlines will be posted in October 2016.