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2008 Laboratory Director's Award

Antonio Sanfilippo
Antonio Sanfilippo

Antonio Sanfilippo awarded 2008 Laboratory Director's Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. One of only nine researchers whose outstanding contributions in science and technology earned Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL's) highest internal honors this year, Sanfilippo was recognized for "providing scientific leadership and vision within the Laboratory with reference to a variety of disciplines within the computational, and statistical and social sciences."

Sanfilippo is the Lead for PNNL's Technosocial Predictive Analytics Initiative(TPAI) . The initiative was launched in October 2007 and employs integrated and innovative computational models to estimate plausible futures in real-world scenarios.

TPAI addresses specific concerns in the areas of global climate change and its effects on homeland security and defense, counterterrorism, and nuclear nonproliferation. Each area contains both human and physical elements that co-exist in a fluid and dynamic environment. The TPAI supports a multi-perspective approach to integrate reasoning—drawing data from both the natural and social sciences to better understand this environment.

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