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Computer Science & Engineering

New appointment for Shekhar

Professor Shashi Shekhar was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD) Endowment for a five-year term (2014-2019). The primary purpose of the SSTD Endowment is to oversee the series of SSTD conferences. The Endowment aims to maintain the conference series as the premier specialized outlet for research contributions in the area of database management for spatial and temporal databases. The SSTD Endowment also aims to promote and coordinate scholarly activities in general within this area.

Ph.D. student Desheng Zhang receives Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students

Ph.D. student Desheng Zhang has been recognized with the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, the highest honor for Chinese students studying abroad. Zhang was one of only four computer science students selected from a pool of more than 250,000 Chinese students studying the U.S. last year. The award was established to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements of Chinese students abroad. Zhang will receive a $6,000 cash prize and a certificate at a ceremony in the Consulate-General of China in Chicago. Zhang is a 3rd year Ph.D. student working with Associate Professor Tian He.

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