Hanan Samet and Ben Shneiderman Selected as Distinguished University Professors
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Hanan Samet and Ben Shneiderman have been selected as Distinguished University Professors. The official title, the highest academic honor that the University confers upon a faculty member, is reserved for a small number of exceptionally distinguished scholars.
Samet was recognized for "his stellar accomplishments in the field of Spatial Indexing".
Shneiderman was selected "to acknowledge his internationally recognized work in the field of Human-Computer Interaction".
Professor Emeritus Pete Stewart is also a Distinguished University Professor, selected in 2006.