Richard Alfred Tapia

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Richard Alfred Tapia
Matemática
Nacionalidade Estados Unidos Estadunidense
Nascimento 25 de março de 1939 (75 anos)
Local Los Angeles
Atividade
Campo(s) Matemática
Instituições Universidade Rice
Alma mater Universidade da Califórnia em Los Angeles
Orientador(es) Magnus Hestenes e Charles Tompkins
Prêmio(s) Medalha Nacional de Ciências (2010)

Richard Alfred Tapia (Los Angeles, 25 de março de 1939) é um matemático estadunidense.

É representante das minorias sub-representadas em ciência.[1] Em reconhecimento a sua ampla contribuição, em 2005 Tapia foi nomeado University Professor da Universidade Rice em Houston, Texas, o mais elevado título acadêmico universitário dos Estados Unidos. Esta honraria foi outorgada para somente seis professores de Rice durante os noventa e nove anos de sua história.[2] Em 28 de setembro de 2011 o president Barack Obama anunciou que Tapia estava entre os doze cientistas a serem condecorados com a Medalha Nacional de Ciências, o mais significativo prêmio que os Estados Unidos oferece a seus pesquisadores.[3]

Educação[editar | editar código-fonte]

Postos universitários[editar | editar código-fonte]

  • 2005–present: University Professor, Rice University
  • 2005–present: Maxfield and Oshman Professor of Engineering, Rice University
  • 2000–present: Adjunct Professor, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Houston
  • 1999–present: Director, Center for Excellence and Equity in Education, Rice University
  • 1991 - 2005: Noah Harding Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
  • 1989–present: Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Rice University
  • 1989 - 2000:Director of Education and Outreach Programs, Center for Research on Parallel Computation, Rice University
  • 1986 - 1988: Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 1978 - 1983: Adjunct Professor, T.I.R.R., (then called the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) Baylor College of Medicine
  • 1978 - 1983: Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rice University
  • 1976–present: Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Rice University
  • 1972 - 1976: Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Rice University
  • 1970 - 1972: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Rice University
  • 1968 - 1970: Assistant Professor, Mathematics Research Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Honrarias e prêmios selecionados[editar | editar código-fonte]

  • Medalha Nacional de Ciências, 2011.
  • Hispanic Heritage Award in Math and Science, September 2009.[6]
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, Portland OR, July 2004.[7] [8]
  • Community Service Award, University of California Los Angeles Alumni Association, Los Angeles, California, May 2004.
  • Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine, "One of the 50 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business" April 2004.
  • Distinguished Public Service Award, American Mathematical Society, Phoenix, Arizona, January 2004.
  • Texas Science Hall of Fame Inductee, Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, January 2002.
  • Reginald H. Jones Distinguished Service Award, NACME, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, October 2001.
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2000.
  • 1999 Giants in Science Award, Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, Washington, DC, February 1999.
  • 1997 Lifetime Mentor Award, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 1998.
  • Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, September 1996.
  • Appointed to the National Science Board by President Clinton, August 1996.
  • National Academy of Engineering, February 1992.
  • Was chosen to have a "Celebration of Diversity in Computing" conference [9] named after him (usually held biannually [10] ). Actually, maybe that should be 1.5 conferences, counting [half of] the Blackwell-Tapia_prize#Blackwell-Tapia_Conference.

References[editar | editar código-fonte]

  1. Award #0634516 — Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow National Science Foundation (March 1, 2007). Página visitada em 21 de dezembro de 2013. Tapia é o "Principal investigator" de um NFS grant de 2 milhões de dólares (2007-2010) destinado a interligar "estudantes ou professores de instituições menores com seus pares de instituições maiores".
  2. Rice University (October 14, 2005). Tapia promoted to University Professor: Hispanic pioneer earns university's top academic title. Press release. Página visitada em 21 de dezembro de 2013.
  3. Twelve Researchers Take Home Top Medals Science Insider (September 28, 2011). Página visitada em 21 de dezembro de 2013.
  4. Megginson, Robert E. (December 8, 2002). Arlie Petters Is First Recipient of Blackwell-Tapia Prize SIAM News. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Página visitada em November 15, 2008.
  5. Richard Tapia Mathematics Genealogy Project.. Página visitada em 21 de dezembro de 2013.
  6. 22nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards to Honor Latino Leaders During Star-Studded Ceremony on Capitol Hill Hispanic Heritage Awards. Página visitada em 11 January 2011.
  7. Societies: The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service The MacTutor History of Mathematics. University of St. Andrews.
  8. Mathematicians: Richard Alfred Tapia The MacTutor History of Mathematics. University of St. Andrews.
  9. Richard Tapia conference web page
  10. the current (or most recent) Richard Tapia conference web page
  • O'Connor, J. J.; E. F. Robertson (April 2002). Richard Alfred Tapia The MacTutor History of Mathematics. School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Página visitada em November 15, 2008.

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