15 minutes of fame
I apologise for this piece of self indulgent self aggrandising
narcissism. As if the rest of my site isn't, but I collected digital
medals ("digimedals", cf. Special Agent
Oso) when it was less uncool to collect them. See also: my CV and my research group's vanity
- December 23, 2020: Shotgun
Drug Repurposing Aids Fight Against COVID-19, University at
Buffalo School of Medicine Insight newsletter. This is
one of several articles that have been written about our work on
COVID-19 but it's really awesome work being done by my group,
particular Will Mangione and Zack Falls that I want to highlight
here (also it's a nice picture of the three of us, which I will also
post on our group pictures page.
- December 16, 2020: Translational
Spotlight Volume 10, Issue 24 highlighting the below
collaboration with Onai, Inc. under faculty headlines.
- December 3, 2020: Artificial
Intelligence Collaboration Seeking To Hasten COVID-19 Insights
Scienmag Science Magazine highlighted a NSF grant and
collaboration with Onai, Inc. and Gaurav Chopra to use our CANDO
drug discovery repurposing and EHR records to find therapies against
- July 3, 2020: Suny
Research Responds Issue 14 listing our COVID-19 research
- June 1, 2020: My astrophotograph of the IC1396
Nebula including the Elephant's Trunk was selected as a national
finalist in the 2019 Wiki Science Competition in the United
States, to be represented in the International Competition. View further details of the
image on AstroBin.
- April 1, 2020: CTSI
Translational Studies Pilot which was led by Zack Falls and
Sarah Mullin along with myself and Peter Elkin.
- October 31, 2019: I received an University at Buffalo
Exceptional Scholar - Sustained Achievement Award:
- October 28, 2019: I was named an NCATS Aspire Design Challenge
- April 15, 2017: My application to the MacArthur Foundation's
100&Change Competition in 2016 was named a Top 200 Applicant. The
application's was one standard deviation greater (better) than the
median score of the top 200 applicants.
- May 4, 2013: A
blog missive on my CANDO talk was published by Jen Davis.
- September 27, 2011: My
purchase of a Colbert Super PAC T-shirt was revealed juxtaposed to the
Stephen and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- July 20, 2010: I won the 2010 NIH Director's Pioneer Award:
- May 21, 2010: I won the 2010
Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (snaphot of web page with
- November 24, 2009: IBM/World
Community Grid won the 2009 Asian Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) Award for the Nutritious Rice in the World
project in the area of poverty alleviation that I lead.
- October 7, 2008: An automated approach for analysing protein
function developed by my group is
highlighted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
PLoS Computational Biology 4(9): e1000181 to read the paper.
- July 14, 2008: More than 200 media
articles have been written about the Nutritious Rice for the
World project that I lead, including in the New York
Times Business Week, Fortune,
CNN Money, The Times of India, and also a
variety of other international media outlets.
- January 30, 2007: The Washington Research
annual report showcases our research on therapeutic discovery.
- November 3, 2006: My play review of All in the
Timing was plagiarised
by the Minnesota Monticello Times.
- October 10, 2006: The paper entitled "Identifying
inhibitors of the SARS coronavirus proteinase" by Ekachai
Jenwitheesuk and myself published in Bioorganic
& Medicinal Chemistry Letters 13: 3989-3992, 2003
resulted in a Most Cited Paper 2003 - 2006 Award.
- June 27, 2006: StudySphere seleted my
the ethics of intellectual property as one of the
best educational resources on the Web.
- June 25, 2005: The Seattle Times
letter I wrote in response to John McKay defending the Patriot Act.
- February 10, 2005: An Article about my
New Investigator Science in Medicine Lecture was published in
- December 25, 2004: The Seattle Times
letter I wrote about biological evolution being a fact and not a
theory (i.e., the process of evolution is different from
theories explaining how evolution occurs).
- November 1, 2004: An article on systems biology in Northwest
Science and Technology Autumn 2004 issue featured our
- October 9, 2003: The
University of Washington's The Daily and a variety
of other media outlets have written something about my TR100 (world's
top young innovators) selection by MIT Technology
- July 7, 2003: The New
York Times published a
letter I wrote about genetic engineering, stating my belief that
directed genetic engineering (the ability to self-evolve) is a
natural consequence of evolution (i.e., if the ability to
self-evolve arises, it will be selectively advantageous).
- April 5, 2002: The Seattle Times published
letter I wrote about the Israeli-Palestianian conflict, arguing
why suicide bombing is a logical strategic decision made during a
- January 11, 2001: The
Infinite Nietzsche: The Three Metamorphoses was published in The
Cosmic Powers Unlimited Fanzine (issue #55).
- October 27, 2001: An interview
about Free Music was published in Tinfoil.
- October 4, 2001: The Seattle Times published a
letter I wrote in response to Michael Kelly's article attacking
- March 1, 2001: An article
about the Advanced Technology Initiative under which I was
recruited in University Week.
- February 26, 2001: The Bangkok Post published my letter
about the presence of the Falungong group in Thailand.
- January 31, 2001: The The Free Music
Philosophy was cited at Allsound.org.
- May 18, 2000: The The RIAA
vs. Free Music article was duplicated at MusicDish.
- March 1, 2000: Creativity
and Ownership: Where is the Balance?, The Future of
Music, and The Free Music
Philosophy were published in the book Libres Enfants Du Savoir
- February 1, 2000: Forked a process representing my life at the University of
Washington. (That is, this is the official
start date for my career as a professor.)
- February 1, 2000: The TWISTED HELICES logo
was used by MusicDish in a
novel way! Also, the Beam me up,
Hilary and the DiY Guide to Making
Music articles were duplicated at MusicDish.
- January 29, 2000: The Beam me up,
Hilary article was duplicated at mp3.com.
- October 5, 1999: The Webmaster Certification Program at
Pennsylvania State University is studying my musings on good and
bad design on the web.
- September 1, 1999: An article
in The Pitt News mentions my ULC/CARB "religion".
- July 11, 1999: Music Ramblings
was given a Top100 Distinctive Music Sites award.
- July 6, 1999: Free Music:
Progress and Prospects was published in MusicDish.
- July 5, 1999: The Free Music
Philosophy was referenced in Upside
Magazine in an article titled Can't Stop the
- June 30, 1999: The Free Music
Philosophy was published in MusicDish.
- June 21, 1999: The Future of
was published in Auricle.
- June 4, 1999: The The Future of
Music was published in MusicDish.
- February 10, 1999: The Free Music Philosophy and
the The Future
of Music articles were referenced in Brett Watson's article
of Free Software and Intellectual Property.
- January, 1999: The story
about a serious car crash I was involved in a long time ago was
featured in In Motion magazine.
- December, 1999: The Free Music Philosophy
was referenced in Feyo Kolff's law school thesis titled The
- December 18, 1998: The Free Music Philosophy was
referenced in the New
- December 8, 1998: The future of music
article was published on mp3.com.
- December 2, 1998: The future of music
article was published in the Shareware Music Machine News.
- August 6, 1998: MPEG3.com sitelist ranking (three stars out of
five) for the Free Music
- July 23, 1998: Links2Go Key Resource award in the Pink Floyd
- July 18, 1998: The Free Music Philosophy was
referenced in the print version of Billboard Magazine.
- June 12, 1998: The Free Music Philosophy was
News and Fox
with regards to the OnLine Guitar Archive (OLGA) being shut down.
- April 20, 1998: Extra Crispy
- April 10, 1998: A
reference to the Free Music Philosophy on mp3.com.
- March 8, 1998: The
Teddy Bair Award.
- March 8, 1998: The
Critical Mass Award.
- March 8, 1998: The Stines
- March 8, 1998: A + Web Design
- October 7, 1997: The Bunny
Award for the best web page.
- September 25, 1997: The Free Music Philosophy was
a Surfer's Pick
- July 11, 1997: The Free Music Philosophy was
featured in an
article in Forbes online.
- June 30, 1997: A Touch of
- June 23, 1997: JAUP
- June 20, 1997:
Lycos Top 5% listing for the The Cheesy Primus Page.
- June 10, 1997: The Free Music Philosophy was
featured in an
article in Wired News.
- June 5, 1997: The First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.
- May 27, 1997: Webmeister award.
- May 20, 1997: Gee! award.
- April 15, 1997: First
Internet Knight in The Internet
- March 26, 1997: MusicSearch Site of the Day.
- March 18, 1997:
Net's Best Bets award.
- January 1, 1997: A short excerpt about the Free Music Philosophy was
featured in the January
1997 GNU's Bulletin.
- November 10, 1996: The Cheesy Primus page was
referenced in an article titled Chattering
Class in The
- October 13, 1996: The newsgroup alt.fan.ram-samudrala
with the topic "The War Against Intellectual Property" was
created by a Matthew H. Fields (note that this was created as a
response against my views on intellectual property (in a
humourous way to get rid of me)).
- Sometime, 1996: Internet Success Top 100 award (in the
entertainment category) for my home
- Sometime, 1996: GameSpot
HotSpot award for my
essay on Time Travel.
- June 30, 1996: Personal Home
Page Award for the week of June 30, 1996.
- Sometime, 1996: My home page and the Cheesy Primus page are rated
among the top 5% of all sites on the Internet by Point Survey. You
can read the reviews by clicking here
The page also appears in their book containing the top 1000 sites on
- November 7, 1995: The Cheesy Primus
page was Rock Site of the Day.
- October, 1995: May 14, 1995: The Free Music Philosophy was
referenced in an article titled Pirates on the Internet
in the October 1995 issue of Musicians' Magazine.
- May 14, 1995: The Free
Music Philosophy was
referenced in an article titled Music wants to be free on the
cyberspace frontier in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
- April 28, 1995: My Eagles Hell Freezes Over
concert review was referenced in an article titled The
Eagles are landing at Sandstone in the Music section of the
Kansas City Star.
- November 4, 1994: The Cheesy Primus
page was voted Best WWW Band Page in a poll that was initially
part of the Ultimate Band List when
it was first created.
- November 4, 1994: Science did a cool feature
on the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB)
where I did my graduate work which tells people about the research
I'm doing (p863).
Ram Samudrala ||