The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) President Peter Fox, director of the Information Technology and Web Science program, chair in the Tetherless World Constellation, and a professor of earth and environmental science, computer science and cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a 2015 fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
To be elected a Fellow is a tribute to AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by AGU section and focus group committees. Fox was selected as a Fellow for his “fundamental contributions and impact in science knowledge representation and establishing the Earth and space science informatics discipline.”
Fox is a long-time ESIP member and was elected president of the organization in early 2014. He has made significant contributions to the fields of distributed semantic data frameworks, ocean and environmental informatics, computational sciences and cognitive computing, digital humanities, exploratory large-scale visualization, and solar and solar-terrestrial physics.
This year’s honorees will be recognized at a ceremony on December 16 at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.