The 2015 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization was presented to Professor Caroline Uhler in an award ceremony on November 20, 2015. Professor Uhler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Core Faculty Member of the new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). After completing a master¡s degree in mathematics and a bachelor¡s degree in biology at the University of Zurich, Prof. Uhler received a PhD in statistics from UC Berkeley in 2011. After postdoctoral appointments at the Institute for mathematics and its applications in Minneapolis and at ETH Zurich, Prof. Uhler joined IST Austria in 2012. In 2013 she participated in the semester program on Big Data at the Simons Institute at UC Berkeley.Caroline was awareded the Doherty Professorship in support of her highly promising research proposal entitled, Bayesian Gaussian Graphical Model Selection and Ocean Energy Utilization. The appointment will run from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2017. For more information about the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization, click here.