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Simon Foucart Wins the Antelo Devereux Award

May 23, 2012

Simon Foucart won a 2012 Antelo Devereux Award, supporting his research, congratulations! Simon will receive the award at the Faculty Recognition Dinner - May 30, 2012, Behrakis Grand Hall.

Simon FoucartDr. Simon Foucart earned a Masters of Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris and a Masters of Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2001. In 2006 he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, specializing in Approximation Theory. After two successful postdoctoral positions at Vanderbilt University and Université Paris 6, he joined Drexel’s Mathematics Department in 2010 and has already demonstrated his amazing aptitude in research with a portfolio that includes 17 well cited publications in strong peer reviewed journals, a book contract for his joint 600 page manuscript ‘A Mathematical Introduction to Compressive Sensing,’ an interdisciplinary NSF grant, and a strong national and international reputation, evidenced by his many invited talks and seminars across the globe. His research was also recognized by the Journal of Complexity for which Dr. Foucart received the 2010 Best Paper Award. Dr. Foucart intends to continue his research by expanding on the theoretical and practical range of Compressive Sensing. In particular, he would like to apply his findings in bioinformatics, precisely in genomics and metagenomics. Indeed, emerging cutting edge mathematical techniques have not reached these areas yet.