Six SDSU faculty members were selected, including Uduak George from the College of Sciences
Deans from each academic college nominated faculty members based on both the intellectual merit of their work as well as the broader impacts of their scholarship. Each fellow received $25,000 to further support their research, scholarship and creative activities.
Recently promoted to associate professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Uduak George combines computational modeling with artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain deeper insights into the processes that drive biological development and impact health conditions.
“This recognition and funding is a humbling acknowledgement that excellence is not an endpoint but a continuous journey of growth and achievement,” George said.
She has applied her expertise in mathematical models to understand branching patterns in lungs, breast tissue and other organs. George was also designated as an AIM-AHEAD Fellow by the National Institutes of Health and, with collaborators at SDSU, is establishing a Cancer Health Equity and AI Research Lab.