Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
Assistant Professor Bevin P. Engelward of the Division of Toxicology has been named to the Samuel A. Goldblith Career Development Professorship for a three-year term. The chair, which is also held by Professor Bonnie Berger of mathematics, honors Dr. Goldblith, professor emeritus of food science and former vice president for resource development.
Professor Engelward came to MIT earlier this year after completing her doctoral studies and a year of postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Professor Leona Samson in the Department of Molecular Toxicology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1988. Her current research interests are in the molecular basis of DNA-damage-induced loss of genetic information and mechanisms of DNA repair.
Associate Professor Ann M. Pendleton-Jullian of architecture has been selected to be the inaugural holder of the Alfred Henry and Jean Morrison Hayes Career Development Professorship for a three-year term. The chair was established with a bequest from the Hayeses; Alfred Hayes received the SB in chemical engineering from MIT in 1929.
Professor Pen-dleton-Jullian's principal fields of interest are architectural design and the theory and practice of architecture. Her work includes designing a house for the late Dr. Carl Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan. She has published work from her practice as well as numerous theoretical pieces, including The Road That is Not a Road and the Open City: Ritoque, Chile (both MIT Press).
Professor Pendleton-Jullian received the BArch degree from Cor-nell University's College of Archi-tecure, Art and Planning in 1979 and the MArch degree from Princeton University in 1983. She was an assistant professor at Cornell from 1986-93, when she came to MIT.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 10, 1997.