Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Johannes Gerke of Cornell University wins IEEE Award

Johannes Gerke, computer science professor at Cornell University, is one of 14 prominent technologists to be honored at the IEEE Computer Society's annual awards dinner in Seattle. Professor Gerke will receive the 2011 Technical Achievement Award for his pioneering contributions to data mining and distributed query processing techniques.

"For the IEEE Computer Society, the awards ceremony represents an opportunity to acknowledge these innovators for their sizable contributions to the field of computing,” said David A. Bader, chair of the IEEE Computer Society Awards Committee and professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. “This year’s honorees come from diverse backgrounds, and include pioneers in parallel processing, data-mining, database theory, Web applications, computer standards, and many other specialties that are central to the further advancement of computing technology. On behalf of the IEEE Computer Society, I applaud them for their accomplishments."
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