Recent News & Accomplishments
A paper by Arunchandar Vasan and Atif Memon received the best-paper award at the 34th Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004).
In NIST's 2004 Document Understanding Conference ,computer systems built by Bonnie Dorr 's team (for single-document summaries) and Dianne O'Leary 's team (for multi-document summaries) each ranked number 1, scoring higher than humans in some cases.
Bobby Bhattacharjee has been awarded a Sloan Fellowship .
Pete Stewart has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering , "for the development of numerical algorithms and software widely used in engineering computation."
The OWL web ontology language, derived from the SHOE language developed by Jim Hendler and colleagues, has been endorsed by the more than 400 companies in the W3C .
Bill Arbaugh was featured on CBS Evening News in connection with security issues in electronic voting machines.
Azriel Rosenfeld will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Jeff Foster and William Pugh have both received Eclipse Innovation awards from IBM.
In NASA's current Mars mission, the 3D visualization that they used to manage the orientation of the spacecraft was built using Ben Bederson 's open-source Togl tool kit.
Vic Basili will receive an honorary degree from the University of Sannio, Benevento (BN), Italy, "for his continual, outstanding contributions to Software Engineering."