Kudos: Holland, Zhu, Kennard, Kazanji, Walker
Qiang Zhu, professor of Computer and Information Science in CECS, has been named Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM is the world's largest computing society. ACM's Distinguished Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and five years of continuous professional membership who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.
Zhu's research interests lie in the field of databases. His work has been sponsored by highly competitive funding agencies including NSF and IBM and published extensively in top journals and conference proceedings in the field. Some of his research results were included in several well-known database research/textbooks. He received numerous distinguished awards, recognizing his research excellence and outstanding contributions in the field. Visit Zhu's website for more information.
Staff Senate elections took place recently and three familiar faces again will lead the efforts. Judy Kennard (chair), Rand Kazanji (vice chair) and Judy Walker (secretary) were elected to continue serving in their positions. They are joined on the Staff Council by Winston Cannon, Andrea Eccles, Mike Latvis and Catherine Parkins. View the full list of senators on the Staff Senate webpage.
Karen Holland, special events coordinator, will receive the BRAVO Award from the Dearborn Community Arts Council (DCAC) February 12. The award recognizes Holland’s contributions to the organization, including her creation of the awards ceremony’s ceramic tiles, her coordination of the Fair Lane Music Guild, and her participation in the Fender Bender Art Show and Maker Faire.