University of Vermont

Xindong Wu Receives IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award

Xindong WuDr. Xindong Wu, professor for the Department of Computer Science in the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, has received the 2012 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award and $2000 “for pioneering contributions to data mining and applications”.  This award is given for outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology, usually within the past ten, and not more than fifteen years, and these contributions must have significantly promoted technical progress in the field.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing technical innovation.

“Our College and the university as a whole is truly proud to have Dr. Wu receive this IEEE Association’s prestigious honor,” says Interim Dean, Bernard “Chip” Cole. “Only up to 5 worldwide engineers reach this level of recognition every year.”
 
Dr. Wu was also the first at UVM to receive the Computing & Communication Foundation (CCF) collaborative medium grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research entitled, “Integrating and Mining Bio-Data from Multiple Sources in Biological Networks.”  He is currently the only IEEE Fellow at UVM.

“It is truly an honor to receive this award,” says Wu. “Data mining and applications are relevant for various societal and economical applications that connect and integrate information from different perspectives and are very important  as a means to collect mass data from different sources (some of which are incomplete), and to provide a cohesive map with critical information.”

Here is a link to the YouTube video of him accepting the award.
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For information on this award by IEEE visit:  
http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/technicalachievement