November 2011 Accolades

Posted: November 1, 2011 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: November 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

Accolades is a monthly column that recognizes the latest achievements of Mason faculty and staff members.

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Cheng Cheu, Technology Systems Division, Information Technology Unit (ITU), was named the November 2011 ITU Employee of the Month.

Alan Merten, president, received the Extraordinary Commitment to Education Award from the Rumi Forum, an international organization promoting interfaith dialogue and peace, at the group’s annual Peace and Dialogue Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in October.

Katherine Perry, VIVA director, University Libraries, ITU, chaired a panel titled “Working with Intermediaries: Opportunities for Cooperation” at the International Coalition of Library Consortia conference in Istanbul, Turkey, in September.

College of Health and Human Services

Lynn Gerber, Rehabilitation Science and Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, wrote with colleagues “Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Comparing Direct Costs of a Prospective Surveillance Model and a Traditional Model of Care,” which was published in the journal Physical Therapy on Sept. 15.

Andrew Guccione, Rehabilitation Science and Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, presented “Beyond Movement Dysfunction: Human Performance and the Diagnostic Process in Geriatric Physical Therapy” at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy in Amsterdam in June. He also wrote with colleagues “An Updated Overview of Clinical Guidelines for Chronic Low Back Pain Management in Primary Care,” which was published in Joint Bone Spine in May and “Upper Limb Neurodynamic Test 1 and Symptoms Reproduction in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Validity Study,” which appeared in the journal Manual Therapy 2011.

Randall Keyser, Rehabilitation Science and Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, was a nominee for the Alfred Soffer Research Award given by the American College of Chest Physicians. He also wrote a chapter with colleagues titled “Pulmonary Rehabilitation” in the book “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,” 4th edition, edited by Ed Braddom and published by Saunders, 2011.

Ali Weinstein, Rehabilitation Science and Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, wrote with colleagues “Depression in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Chronic Viral Hepatitis B and C,” which was published in the journal Psychosomatics; “A Pedometer-Based Intervention to Improve Physical Activity, Fitness and Coronary Heart Disease Risk in National Guard Personnel,” which appeared in Military Medicine; and “Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in African American Individuals,” which was published in Depression Research and Treatment, 2011. Weinstein also gave a presentation titled “Psychosocial Issues in Women with Disabilities” at the American Psychological Association annual meeting held in Washington, D.C., in August.

Patrice Winter, Rehabilitation Science and Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, wrote “Improving Your Sitting Posture,” which was published on on Aug. 26.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)

Carryl Baldwin, Psychology, presented with colleaguesMethod for Characterizing and Identifying Task-Evoked Pupillary Responses During Varying Workload Levels”; “Team Vigilance: The Effects of Co-Action on Workload in Vigilance”; and “Pupil Dilation as an Index of Learning” at the annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting held in September in Las Vegas. She also presented with graduate studentsThe Role of Age-Related Neural Timing Variability in Speech Processing,” and “Musical Valence Affects Spatial Attention in a Likert Scale Rating Task” at the same meeting. These presentations were published in the conference proceedings. Baldwin and colleagues had “The Effects of Co-Action on Workload and Stress in Team Vigilance” published in the Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology in May 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. Baldwin and others published “Crash Warning Interface Metrics: Evaluating Driver-Vehicle Interface Characteristics for Advanced Crash Warning Systems” in the Proceedings of the 22nd International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles held in Washington, D.C. Baldwin and others had “Age-Related Differences in Intra-Individual Speech Processing Variability” published in the Proceedings of Cognitive Neuroscience in San Francisco.

Steven Barnes, History and Art History and Center for Eurasian Studies, received the Baker-Burton Award from the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association for the best first book in European history in the last two years by a faculty member of a southern college or university for his book, “Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society,” published by Princeton University Press, 2011.

Doris Bitler, Psychology, received the Faculty Research Development Award from CHSS.

Deborah Boehm-Davis, Psychology, and others presented “What Makes Us Resilient to Interruptions? Understanding the Role of Individual Differences in Resumption” at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in September.

Peter Boettke, Economics, received a certificate of appreciation from Campbell University, and as a Fulbright specialist he gave a series of lectures at both CEVRO Institute College and at the Prague University of Economics in the Czech Republic. Boettke also edited the Special Issue on the Work of James Buchanan in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 80, issue 2, 2011. In that issue, he also wrote “Teaching Economics, Appreciating Spontaneous Order, and Economics as a Public Science.” Boettke also wrote “Living Better Together” in the Oct.17, 2011, issue of Cato Unbound and “Constitution Making from the Ground Up” in the Oct. 20, 2011, issue of Cato Unbound.

Donald J. Boudreaux, Economics, wrote “Do Subsidies Justify Retaliatory Protectionism?” in the October 2011 issue of Economic Affairs.

Tyler Cowen, Economics, was selected as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top Global Thinkers for 2011. He also wrote two articles for the Oct. 2, 2011, issue of the New York Times: “Economic View: The Problem with ‘No New Taxes’” and “Can You Eat Decently at an Indecent Restaurant?” In the Aug. 21, 2011 issue, of the New York Times, he wrote “Economic View: The Sad Statistic that Trumps the Others.”

Christopher J. Coyne, Economics, wrote “Constitutions and Crisis” in the Special Issue on the Work of James Buchanan in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 80, issue 2, 2011.

Martin J. De Nys, Philosophy, received the CHSS Award for Scholarship for his demonstrated contributions to his field of study.

Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter, Communication, are co-authors of the article “International News Coverage of Barack Obama as a New President,” which was published in the summer 2011 issue of Electronic Media and Politics.

Sara Gee and Deborah Boehm-Davis, Psychology, and colleagues presentedThe Visual Approach: Evaluating the Relative Impact of Perceptual and Conceptual Training” at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in September.

Pam Greenwood, Psychology, was invited to serve on the editorial board of Neuroimage.

Garett Jones, Economics, wrote “The Fed Caves to the Whims of Congress” as part of the Debate Club on, which was published on Oct. 21. The work of Jones and Daniel Rothschild was featured in the Wall Street Journal editorial “Why the Stimulus Failed” on Sept. 8, 2011.

Todd Kashdan, Psychology, gave the keynote address for the Hormel Annual Meeting in New York in October: “How the Science of Curiosity Can Lead to Greater Productivity, Creativity, Relationships and Leadership.” In October, he gave another keynote address at the Australia and New Zealand Conference on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Brisbane, Australia, titled “Nuanced Emotions: Adding Some flexibility to ACT.” At the same conference, he was a panelist for a session on “Cutting Edge Research,” as well as a moderator and panelist for “ACT, Positive Psychology and Coaching: Creating a Unified Framework.”

Daniel Klein, Economics, wrote “Against Overlordship,” which appeared in the fall 2011 issue of The Independent Review.

Peter T. Leeson, Economics, wrote “Government, Clubs and Constitutions” in the Special Issue on the Work of James Buchanan in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 80, issue 2, 2011. With Alex Nowrasteh, he wrote “Was Privateering Plunder Efficient?” in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol.79, issue 3, 2011.

Raja Parasuraman, Psychology, gave the following presentations: “Can Behavioral, Neuroimaging and Molecular Genetic Studies of ‘Cognitive Superstars’ Tell Us How to Augment Cognition?” at the annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in September; “The Distribution of the Attentional Gradient During Working Memory in Young and Older Adults” at the Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, D.C., in May; “Cognitive superstars: Behavioral, Neuroimaging, and Genetic Studies” in April at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University; “The Aging Brain and Mind” at the National Pedagogic Institute, ARTEK, Gurzuf, Ukraine, in June; “Cognitive Superstars: Behavioral, Neuroimaging and Genetic Studies” at the Department of Psychology, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, in June; and “Neuroergonomics Research at CENTEC” at the Institute for Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, in June. With colleagues he presented the following: “Pioneers in Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Research — Foundational Contributions to the Science of Human-Automation Interaction” at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting; and “The SART Task Does Not Promote Mindlessness in Vigilance Performance” at the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, in Dayton, Ohio, in May. Parasuraman wrote with a colleague “Adaptive Aiding of Human-Robot Teaming: Effects of Imperfect Automation on Performance, Trust and Workload,” which was published in the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making; “Individual Differences in Cognition, Affect and Performance: Behavioral, Neuroimaging and Molecular Genetic Approaches” in the journal NeuroImage; and “Attention, Biological Motion and Action Recognition” published in the journal NeuroImage. He wrote with others “A Meta-Analysis of Factors Affecting Trust in Human-Robot Interaction,” which was published in the journal Human Factors; and “Air Traffic Controllers’ Performance in Advanced Air Traffic Management System: Part I – Performance Results,” which was published in the International Journal of Aviation Psychology. He also wrote “Neuroergonomics: Brain, Cognition, and Performance at Work,” which was published in Current Directions in Psychological Science; and “Neurogenetics of Individual Differences in Working Memory and Decision Making: Implications for Selection and Training,” a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C.

Russ Roberts, Economics, wrote “Elizabeth Warren and the Blessings of Government” in the Sept. 29, 2011, issue of The Wall Street Journal.

Tyler Shaw and Raja Parasuraman, Psychology, presented with graduate students “Team Performance and Communication Within Networked Supervisory Control Human-Machine Systems” at the annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in September. They also presented with graduate students “Adaptive Automation to Improve Human Performance in Supervision of Multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles: Individual Markers of Performance” and “Delegating to Automation: Performance, Complacency and Bias Effects Under Non-Optimal Conditions” at the same meeting.

June Tangney, Psychology, and colleagues gave the following poster presentations at the annual Addiction Health Services Research Conference held in October in Fairfax, Va.: “HIV Risk Behaviors and Perceptions of Susceptibility to HIV/AIDS Among Jail Inmates”; “Association with Substance Using Friends Mediates the Link Between Inmates’ Self-Control and Changes in Substance Abuse from Pre- to Post-Release”; “Characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder: Differentially Predicting Jail Inmates Pre- and Post-Incarceration HIV-Risk Behavior”; and “The Relationship Between Gratitude and Substance Dependence in an Incarcerated Sample.”

Lawrence H. White, Economics, testified before the House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, on HR 1098: The Free Competition in Currency Act of 2011, on Sept. 13, 2011.

Adam Winsler, Psychology, and colleagues published “Parent-Teacher Agreement and Reliability on the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) in English and Spanish for Ethnically Diverse Children in Poverty” in the journal Early Education and Development. With a colleague, he wrote “Teacher and Center Stability and School Readiness Among Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse Children in Subsidized, Center-Based Child Care,” which was published in Children and Youth Services Review.

Rosemarie Zagarri, History and Art History, received the CHSS Award for Scholarship for her demonstrated contributions to her field of study.

College of Science

Kirk Borne, Computational and Data Sciences, spoke at the international Astroinformatics conference in Naples, Italy, in September. He described Mason’s Computational and Data Sciences undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a presentation titled “Computational Science and Informatics (Data Science) Programs at George Mason University.”

Maria Emelianenko, Mathematical Sciences, received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for “Developing Mathematical Tools for Modeling Complex Materials Systems.”

Thomas Lovejoy, Environmental Science and Policy and Public and International Affairs, along with three other environmentalists, was awarded the first Joao Pedro Cardoso Medal of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, for his work worldwide in conservation and environmental policy. The medal is the highest environmental award in Brazil. An interview by reporter Jeff Tollefsen on Lovejoy’s policy work in Brazil and the country’s current deforestation laws appeared in the October issue of Nature Magazine.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Tommy Britt, Film and Video Studies, co-wrote a book chapter, “Imagined Realities: Appalachia, Arabia and Orientalism in ‘Songcatcher’ and ‘The Sheik’” in a book titled “Southerners on Film: Essays on Hollywood Portrayals Since the 1970s,” which was edited by Andrew B. Leiter and published by McFarland. Britt’s music video, “Red Lake Shore,” was selected for the 2011 Tucson Film and Music Festival.

Mark D. Camphouse, School of Music, had one of his new compositions for band premiered by the Yale University Band in October. Yale commissioned the work to honor the life of student, Michele Dufault, who played in the Yale Band and died tragically in a science lab accident.

Sonya Suhnhee Kim, affiliate research professor, participated in a music seminar in celebration of Franz Liszt’s bicentennial birth year in Weimar, Dresden and Leipzig, Germany. She discussed topics on Johann Sebastian Bach and Liszt in Weimar as well as “Lisztomania” after Heinrich Heine’s critique of a Franz Liszt concert.

Robinson Professors

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, presented a paper on “American Conservatism and Bush 41” at the President George H.W. Bush Oral History Symposium at the Miller Center, University of Virginia.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies, briefed the Department of State on the crisis in Nigeria’s Plateau State. He also met with the governor of Plateau State and the Nigerian ambassador to discuss means of conflict resolution in Plateau State.

Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, addressed the Democratic Women’s Club of Montgomery County, Md., on “No-Growth Economy and What to Do About it.”

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR)

Andrea Bartoli, dean, wrote an introduction for a genocide prevention publication to be issued by the Genocide Prevention Program at S-CAR for the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The publication will serve as a guide for members of the Regional and National Committees in 11 member states of ICGLR on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in October 2011. He also served as an advisor for the Fetzer Advisory Council on the Governing Profession. The Fetzer Institute in Michigan is developing an international network of experts in various fields by creating 16 advisory councils that will guide the development of the Institute’s future work. He also spoke at the conference on Armenian-Azeri relations organized by the Azerbaijani Youth of America in October.

Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah published a report in collaboration with Hannah Foldes, Michael Cullen, Sena Garven, Michelle Wisecarver and Meredith Ferro titled “Negotiation Performance: Antecedents, Outcome and Training Recommendations.” The report provided a comprehensive review and presented a model describing the major linkages between key categories of variables. A secondary focus of the report was the cross-cultural context in which many soldiers increasingly conduct negotiations.

School of Law

J. W. Verret testified before the House Committee on Financial Services on “Fixing the Watchdog: Legislative Proposals to Improve and Enhance the Securities and Exchange Commission” on Sept. 15, 2011.

Todd Zywicki wrote “The Dick Durbin Bank Fees” in The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 30, 2011.

School of Management

Jon Beard, Information Systems and Operations Management, published with co-authors an article titled “Dueling Stakeholders and Dual-Hatted Systems Engineers: Challenges, Capabilities, and Skills in Government Infrastructure Technology Projects” in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Jesse Bockstedt, Information Systems and Operations Management, presented a paper titled “Recommender Systems, Consumer Preferences and Anchoring Effects” at the RecSys’11 Workshop on Human Decision Making in Recommender Systems in Chicago.

Long Chen, Accounting, presented a paper titled “How Do Auditors Respond to Corporate Social Responsibility Performance?” at the 2011 Academic Conference on Social Responsibility: Perceptions and Reality in Tacoma, Wash., in July, and at the City University of Hong Kong Accounting Research Seminar in Hong Kong in October.

Catherine Cramton, Management, presented a paper titled “The Meeting Genre Across Cultures: Insights From Three German-American Collaborations” at the DC Metro Area Teams Research Conference in Arlington, Va.

Sidhartha Das, Information Systems and Operations Management, Maheshkumar Joshi, Management, and Nacef Mouri, Marketing, presented a paper titled “TSFs: Technology Orientation, Autonomy, Risk-Taking Propensity and Innovativeness” at the Academy of Management Meeting in San Antonio.

Jessica Hoppner, Marketing, presented a paper titled “Are ‘Lone Wolves’ Really That Bad? An Analysis of Team Players, Lone Wolves, and the Lonely” at the AMA Summer Educators Conference in San Francisco. The presentation was also published in the conference proceedings.

Maheshkumar Joshi, Management, had the presentation titled “Strategic Management Theories and Public Sector Organizations: Re-examining Public Institutions” published in the proceedings from the Strategic Management Society.

David Kravitz, Management, published with co-authors an article titled “Bridging the Research-Practice Gap: Diversity Climate Predicts Performance” in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in July. Kravitz also presented a paper titled “Why Are Affirmative Action Targets Stigmatized by Others and the Self? A Theoretical Extension and Meta-Analytic Test” at the International Association for Conflict Management Annual Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Richard Larsen, Accounting, was selected Oustanding Accounting Professor for 2011 from Beta Alpha Psi at George Mason University.

Hun Lee, Chi-Hyon Lee, and Masoud Yasai, Management, presented a paper titled “Compete or Forbear? The Effects of Competitive Advantage, Complementarities and Multimarket Contact” at the Academy of Management BPS Division in San Antonio.

Ling Lisic, Accounting, presented a paper titled “The Continuing Impact of CEO Power on Audit Committee Effectiveness in the Post-SOX Era” at the 22nd Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting in Bloomington, Ind.

Anant Mishra, Information Systems and Operations Management, was selected for the Editorial Review Board for Production and Operations Management Journal.

Kevin McCrohan and James Harvey, Marketing, had the presentation titled “Security in Internet Commerce: Emerging Threats to Customer Trust” published in the proceedings from the American Institute of Higher Education: 6th International Conference.

Olivia ONeill, Management, published with co-authors an article titled “Organizational Achievement Values, High Involvement Work Practices, and Business Unit Performance” in Human Resource Management.

Anthony B. Sanders, Finance, testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on “Housing Finance Reform: Continuation of the 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage” on Oct. 20, 2011; and before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development on “New Ideas For Refinancing and Restructuring Mortgage Loans” on Sept. 14, 2011.

Bernard Sharfman, Management, presented a paper titled “Why Proxy Access (Rule 14a-11) is Harmful to Corporate Governance” at the Midwest Corporate Law Scholars Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Fiona Sussan and Laurie Meamber, Marketing, had the presentation titled “Student Centered Learning about Consumer Behavior Using Feature Films” published in the proceedings from the AMA Summer Marketing Educator’s Conference.

George Wang, Finance, was awarded with co-authors the Mirae Asset Global Investments Best Paper Award for the paper “Jumps and Trading Activity in Interest Rate Futures Markets: The Response to Macroeconomic Announcements” from the Korean Finance Association and Taiwan Finance Association Joint Conference in Finance in September.

School of Public Policy

Zoltan Acs spoke at the 5th Global GEM Research Conference on “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Countries: Support and Policies.”

Katrin Anacker published with co-authors “Does Homeownership Make a Difference with Respect to the Perceived Neighborhood Quality of Low- and Moderate-Income Residents?” in the Journal of Urban Affairs.

Phil Auerswald spoke on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Right Combination for Growth?” at a program on America and the Global Economy at a Wilson Center on the Hill event.

Ken Button gave a keynote address titled “The Past, Present and Future of U.S. Transportation Policy: A Public Choice Theory Perspective” to the Japan Society of Transportation Economics’ 70th Anniversary Conference. He also presented “The Present and Future of the World Aviation Market” to the 20th Annual meeting of the Japanese International Transportation Institute. He also spoke to Aviation Policy Research Association in Tokyo on “Low-Cost Airlines: A Failed Business Model?”

Stephen Fuller presented a report on Rockville, Md.’s economic outlook at the Rockville Summit: Road Map for the Future.

Jack Goldstone was invited to the American Academy in Berlin as the 2011 Richard Holbrooke Distinguished visitor.

John Gordon wrote “Fighting for MacArthur, the Navy and Marine Corps’ Desperate Defense of the Philippines,” published by Naval Institute Press. He also published “From Insurgency to Stability,” Vols. I: Key Capabilities and Practices and Vol. II: Insights from Selected Case Studies, as part of the Rand Corporation Monographs.

Michael Hayden was a keynote speaker at the Center for Global Business Innovation and Transformation’s conference on Security and Innovation in Global Business.

Kingsley Haynes gave a keynote address titled “The U.S. Housing Crisis and Google Econometric Forecasting” at the Japan Regional Science Association’s 50th Anniversary Meeting in Wakayama/Osaka, Japan.

Jack High spoke at the CFO Alliance on “America’s Looming Debt Crisis: Threats and Opportunities.”

Phil Magness received the 2011 Albert J. Beveridge Grant from the American Historical Association. He also recently published “James Mitchell and the Mystery of the Emigration Office Papers” in the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and he has a forthcoming article, “The British Honduras Colony: Black Emigrationist Support for Colonization in the Lincoln Presidency” in Slavery & Abolition. He also presented “A Proper Body of Discreet Colored Men: Abraham Lincoln’s Meeting with the African Civilization Society,” at the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History’s 96th Annual Convention.

Stuart Malawer recently published “Chinese Investment and State Economic Development” in the New York Law Journal.

Debra Miller chaired a session on measuring the impact of federal R&D monies on innovation at the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy.

John Petersen received the Kenneth Howard Award for lifetime achievement from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management for his accomplishments in developing marketing standards and disclosure practices for U.S. municipal bonds; his international work on developing domestic financial markets for government securities; and as a 20-year columnist for Governing magazine.

Ramkishen Rajan presented “International Currency Competition: Where Does the U.S. Dollar Stand? Implications for East and Southeast Asia” at an Institute of Southeast Asian Studies seminar.

Bonnie Stabile published “A Review of Adam Briggle’s A Rich Bioethics: Public Policy, Biotechnology and the Kass Council” in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law and “A Review of Bioethics in Singapore: The Ethical Microcosm” in World Medical & Health Policy.

Tojo Thatchenkery published with G.D. Sardana “Globalization and Strategies for Success” in the International Journal of Business and Globalization. He also published with Zhangying He “Understanding Culture-Specific Leadership Relationship in a Multicultural Virtual Project Team: A Case Study” in the International Journal of Business and Globalization.

Janine Wedel spoke at the NYC Junto on “Shadow Elites: Threatening Both Democracy and the Free Market.”

The Volgenau School of Engineering

Martin Kleiner and Michael Hieb, C4I Center, were awarded the contract “TEC-06: Terrain Evaluation and Reasoning” by the U.S. Army. The initial amount is $787,940, with three more options that bring the total amount to $3,978,232. The period of performance is Sept. 27, 2011, to June 30, 2015.

Qiliang Li, Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award and is the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI in more than $1.7 million in research awards.

Siddhartha Sikdar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health R01 award and a National Science Foundation CAREER award.

Angelos Stavrou, CSIS and Computer Science, presented with a graduate student, “Advantages and Disadvantages of Remote Asynchronous Usability Testing Using Amazon Mechanical Turk” at the annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in September.







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