IT&E Professors Win Lifetime Achievement Awards

Posted: August 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Two professors in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) were honored over the summer for lifetime achievements in their respective professions.

Andrew Sage, First American Bank of Virginia Professor of Information Technology and Founding Dean Emeritus of IT&E, received the 2002 Pioneer Award from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) at its annual symposium for “continued and substantial contributions to the field of Systems Engineering for more than 35 years,” according to the citation. His specified contributions included serving on the committee that created the Systems Science and Cybernetics Society within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and editing IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics for 27 years. He wrote or edited 13 books and was editor for a textbook series on systems engineering and management.

Edward Wegman, Bernard J. Dunn Professor of Information Technology and Applied Statistics and director of the Center for Computational Statistics, was presented with the 2002 Founders Award for more than 30 years of distinguished service to the American Statistical Association (ASA) at its annual meeting. Among his contributions were editing various ASA journals; dedicated service to the statistical graphics section of the ASA; fostering the reputation of the ASA and American statisticians in computing as president of the International Association for Statistical Computing; significantly expanding the funding for research in probability and statistics at the Office of Naval Research; and serving in leadership roles at the Interface Foundation of North America since its inception.

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