MSI PIs Named Distinguished McKnight University Professors

Three MSI Principal Investigators have been named Distinguished McKnight University Professors for 2016: William Arnold (Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering), Sarah Hobbie (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior), and George Karypis (Computer Science and Engineering).

This award recognizes outstanding faculty members who recently achieved full professor status. The announcement appears on the Scholars Walk website.

Professor Arnold uses MSI resources for computational-chemistry approaches used to quantify the processes that affect the persistence of chemicals in aquatic systems. Professor Hobbie studies the ecology of ecosystems, including changes in atmospheric composition and climate, effects of urbanization, and influence of plant species. Professor Karypis is developing methods to further high-performance computing and research involving Big Data.