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
- 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: Ram Saudrala won the 2010 NIH
Director's Pioneer Award.
- May 21, 2010: Ram Samudrala 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
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
- 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 Ram Samudrala 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 University Week.
- 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
of other media outlets have written something about my TR100
(world's top young innovators) selection by MIT Technology Review.
- 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 Ram-blings
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 topic.
- 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 Award.
- 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 Award.
- March 8, 1998: A + Web
Design Approved Award.
- 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 Magick award.
- June 23, 1997: JAUP award.
- 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
- 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 and
The page also appears in their book containing the top 1000 sites on the www.
- 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).
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