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Biocomplexity Institute’s Marathe Receives Honorary Doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology

Professor Madhav Marathe has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Chalmers University, a highly regarded Swedish university of technology.

Professor Madhav Marathe has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Chalmers University, a highly regarded Swedish university of technology. Chalmers recognized Professor Marathe with one of the highest honors they can award for his outstanding achievements in computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), and network science and for his contributions to interdisciplinary research and technology. Marathe is the director of the Biocomplexity Institute’s Network Systems and Advanced Computing (NSSAC) division, a Distinguished Professor in Biocomplexity of the Institute, and tenured professor of computer science at the University of Virginia. Marathe will receive the honorary doctorate at the Chalmers’ doctoral promotion in Gothenburg on May 13, 2023.

He has had connections with the Swedish university for over a decade. From 2013 to 2016 Marathe was an adjunct professor at Chalmers in the department of computer science and engineering. In partnership with with Chalmers faculty, he has been instrumental in establishing a European Competence Center for Global Systems Science and a research group developing a computational “digital twin” of the Swedish population. It is intended to be used in analyses related to incorporation into Swedish infrastructure of new technologies such as those involved in the electrification of transporation. Further, Professor Marathe is noted for pioneering work related to important advances in epidemiological forecasting and public health decision analytics. He and the Institute research teams he leads have notably contributed to US and international efforts in COVID-19, Ebola, and the SARS pandemic responses.

"On behalf of all of his colleagues at the Institute, I congratulate Professor Marathe on this well-deserved recognition from Chalmers University," Christopher Barrett, Executive Director of the Biocomplexity Institute at UVA, said. "Madhav Marathe has been operating at the highest levels of achievement for years in directing the application of a serious, multi-disciplinary scientific approach to some of the world’s most pressing and complex issues. His work has had important and recognized international impact; without doubt there is much more to come. Dr. Marathe is an invaluable part of our faculty and leadership at the Biocomplexity Institute and at UVA, and we are proud of his research, service, and leadership. The recognition of his contributions and value represented by this honorary doctorate from Chalmers is entirely fitting."

The Chalmers Faculty Senate will award honorary doctorates to two other international scientists, in addition to Marathe, for their contributions to science and engineering of importance to society. The three honorary doctorates will be awarded at a ceremony at Chalmers University in Sweden on May 13, 2023.