Shang-Hua Teng is a 2014 Simons Investigator in theoretical computer science, the Seeley G. Mudd Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Southern California, and a two-time recipient of the Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science for his joint work with longtime collaborator Dan Spielman of Yale University.

# MPS Awardee Spotlights

### MPS Awardee Spotlight: Subhash Khot

Subhash Khot, a professor of computer science at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, conducts research on hardness of approximation and probabilistically checkable proofs. He is a 2015 Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science and one of 13 principal investigators in the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry.

### MPS Awardee Spotlight: Andrew Mugler

Andrew Mugler, a 2015 Simons Investigator in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems and an assistant professor of physics at Purdue University, conducts research on cell signaling and collective behavior from the molecular to the multicellular level.

### MPS Awardee Spotlight: Eliot Quataert

Eliot Quataert, the Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Physics and director of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center at the University of California, Berkeley, was appointed a Simons Investigator in Physics in 2012. He has made fundamental contributions to the theory of astrophysical turbulence and transport properties in hot plasmas, as well as to stellar and black-hole astrophysics.

### MPS Awardee Spotlight: Laura DeMarco

Laura DeMarco is a 2015 Simons Fellow in Mathematics and a professor of mathematics at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on dynamical systems and complex analysis.