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Ben Shneiderman wins CMPS distinguished faculty award

Professor Ben Shneiderman was selected as the 2008 winner of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences (CMPS) Board of Visitors Distinguished Faculty Award. The award is given annually to a tenured faculty member for outstanding accomplishments over the previous five years that have contributed significantly to raising the profile and visibility of the College.

Shneiderman also was the Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker at Stanford University in May, with a talk entitled "Information Visualization for Insight and Communication."

The lecture was part of a Stanford program called the Wasow Visiting Scholars. Wasow Scholars are chosen for their outstanding research contributions in areas of current interest across two or more departments represented within the Symbolic Systems Program. Visits by Wasow Scholars to Stanford include a mix of public talks and informal discussion with students and faculty.

During his visit, Shneiderman also spoke on "Visual Analytics for Collaborative Knowledge Discovery," "Creativity Support Tools: Individual and Social," and "Science 2.0: The Design Science of Collaboration."

In the past, the program featured the founder of Mathematica, Stephen Wofram; and a Nobel Laureate, Daniel Kahneman.

In addition, Shneiderman gave a keynote speech at the ACM SIGMOD PODS 2008 conference in June, "Extreme Visualization: Squeezing a Billion Records into a Million Pixels."

June 27, 2008


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