Moves & Milestones

In its "moves & milestones" section, bridges presents career steps and other outstanding events in the professional lives of Austrian scientists and scholars in the US and Canada

bridges, vol. 34, July 2012 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad

Peter Mascher

Peter MascherPeter Mascherhas been inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Members of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary fellowships, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.

Mascher, one of Canada's leading researchers in photonics, is a professor and William Sinclair Chair in Optoelectronics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. As of July 1, 2012, Mascher added responsibilities as Acting Associate Vice-President for International Affairs to his current portfolio as Associate Dean for Research and External Relations in McMaster's Faculty of Engineering.

Mascher first came to McMaster University in 1989 after obtaining a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from Austria's Graz University of Technology in 1984, and completing four years as a post-doctoral fellow and research associate at the University of Winnipeg.


Franz Franchetti

Franz Franchetti Franz Franchetti has been promoted to associate research professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Prior to this, he was assistant research professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2006 he was member of the team winning the Gordon Bell Prize (Peak Performance Award) and in 2010 he was member of the team winning the HPC Challenge Class II Award (most productive system).

Franchetti is Thrust Leader of the Security Thrust in Carnegie Mellon's SRC Smart Grid Research Center and Faculty Senator for the ECE Department at Carnegie Mellon. He is CTO and co-founder of SpiralGen, Inc., a Pittsburgh, PA startup company. He is leading the Western Pennsylvania chapter of Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America (ASCiNA).

Franchetti holds a Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc., 2000) degree in Technical Mathematics and the Dr. techn. (Ph.D., 2003) degree in Computational Mathematics, both from the Vienna University of Technology.

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Maximilian Kasy

Maximilian KasyMaximilian Kasyhas been appointed assistant professor of economics at Harvard University. Before this appointment, Kasy was assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Among his research interests is the identification and parameters of interest in microeconometrics.

Kasy holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Web site: Maximilan Kasy

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