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Volume 7, Issue 13
February 9, 2005

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Faculty awards and honors

Prof. John Hopcroft, CS, has received the IEEE Computer Society's 2005 Harry H. Goode Memorial Award, which includes a medal and a cash prize. Award winners are selected on the basis of achievements in the information processing field which are considered either a single contribution of theory, design, or technique of outstanding significance, or the accumulation of important contributions on theory or practice over an extended time period, the total of which represent an outstanding contribution. Hopcroft was cited for "fundamental contributions to the study of algorithms and their applications in information processing."

Prof. Lang Tong, ECE, and one of his former students, M. Dong, have been selected to receive the 2004 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award for their paper, "Optimal Design and Placement of Pilot Symbols for Channel Estimation." They will receive their award at the ICASSP 05 meetings to be held in Philadelphia this March.

Prof. Terry Cool, AEP, has been notified that his co-authored paper "Synchrotron photoionization measurements of combustion intermediates: the photoionization efficiency of HONO," published in Chemical Physics Letters 394 (2004) in August, will be included in the 2004 ALS Activity Report published by the Advanced Light Source (ALS) of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where the work was carried out. The Activity Report illustrates the depth and breadth of the ALS scientific program with a selection of research highlights and is used to inform the DOE, other scientists, and the public about the most notable ALS achievements of the year.

Proposed new graduate minor field

The Faculty of Computing and Information Science has proposed the creation of a new graduate minor field in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE). The minor would give computationally oriented PhD students at Cornell the opportunity to deepen their understanding of advanced computation by taking a flexibly chosen set of four courses from a range of departments across campus. Documents that discuss the rationale for the minor, the proposed requirements, and related curriculum issues are available online:

If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Charlie Van Loan,

MSE hosts Koslowski, van de Walle

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in 140 Bard. Refreshments will precede the seminars at 4:00 p.m. in the MSE Lounge, 260 Bard.

Feb 10: Dr. Marisol Koslowski, Los Alamos National Laboratory, "Dislocation Patterning and Avalanches in Plastic Deformation"

Feb 17: Dr. Axel van de Walle, Northwestern University, "Building a Virtual Laboratory with the help of Thermodynamics and Quantum mechanics"

Engineering Career Fair on the Quad today

The Engineering Student Council, in coordination with Engineering Co-op & Career Services, will hold an Engineering Career Fair today (Wednesday, Feb 9) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Duffield atrium. Forty employers will be available to talk with students about fulltime and internship job opportunities. Students should bring resumes. A list of expected employers can be found here:


BOOM 2005 to take place March 9

Mark your calendars for Wed., March 9: BOOM 2005 (Bits On Our Minds) will be held from 4-6 pm in the Duffield Hall atrium. BOOM is an annual fair that showcases student efforts and creativity in digital technology and applications. The event is hosted by Computing and Information Science and includes disciplines from throughout the campus. We hope to see you there!

Annual alumni conference April 21-23

This year the College of Engineering Alumni Association (formerly CSE) is featuring a theme of leadership in their annual conference. Engineering alumni who have been successful in running companies will share their success stories. Selected students in the LeaderShape program will be featured, as well as faculty in the systems engineering program. Faculty members and students are invited to attend any of the conference sessions of interest. Many alumni attend this annual conference, and it is a good chance for networking. The full schedule may be accessed from the CEAA web site. Registration is required.

Co-op and Career director elected to leadership group

Engineering Co-op and Career Services director Mark Savage was nominated for and voted into the National College and Industry Personnel Group at their December meeting, held at Microsoft headquarters. This select group comprises 15 seasoned university career directors and 15 corporate recruiting vice presidents from prominent organizations. The group meets semi-annually to share and discuss issues, trends, and observations specifically related to campus recruiting. Savage's nomination, sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley, was bolstered by his leadership roles in regional and national career service organizations.

Gannett now has limited flu vaccine available

Gannett Health Services is now accepting appointments from faculty and staff to get flu immunizations. You can make an appointment by calling Gannett at 255-5155. Faculty and staff will not be charged for the shot, but there is a limited supply of vaccine available. Appointments are on a first-come, first- served basis. Please refer to the Gannett website for up-to-date information on availability:

Submitting announcements to Information Update

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