Diane Souvaine, professor of computer science and senior advisor to the provost at Tufts University, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by her peers. In the category of information, computing and communication, she was cited for her “contributions to the field of computational geometry and for exemplary service on behalf of the computing community,” according to the Tufts website.

Souvaine holds a B.A. in mathematics and English from Harvard, an AMSL in mathematical sciences from Dartmouth College, and from Princeton an MSE in electrical engineering and computer science in 1984 and a Ph.D. in computer science in 1986. She was a member of the faculty at Rutgers for 12 years before moving to Tufts in 1998. Besides her appointment in computer science, she holds one in the Department of Mathematics. Elected for a second term by President Obama before he left office, Souvaine continues to serve on the National Science Board as vice chair.