The Trust has awarded two Professorships from the 2016's round of the Carnegie Centenary Professorships.

The successful nominees are Professor Leo Hollberg (Stanford University) and Professor David B Dunson (Duke University).

Professor Hollberg will be coming to Scotland in 2018 and will be based at the University of Strathclyde. During his visit, he will also be working with colleagues in the universitites of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and St Andrews.

Professor Hollberg in a leader in laser spectroscopy and atomic clocks. 

Also in 2018, Professor Dunson will be joining the University of Edinburgh with planned visits to the universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Heriot-Watt and St Andrews.

He is an expert in Bayesian methods, biomedical applications, machine learning and data science. His work is strongly motivated by applications ranging from genomics, ecology, neurosciences and other scientific fields to signal processing problems arising in restoring paintings and detecting forgeries.

These awards will be the final ones made in this scheme following the announcement last month of the clossure of the Carnegie Centenary Professorships. The scheme has been running since 2001 and the Trust has supported 36 different visiting professors from four different continents during this time.

We look forward to welcoming both Professor Hollberg and Professor Dunson when they join us next year.

 Hollberg and DunsonLeft: Professor Hollberg; Right: Professor Dunson

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