Ph.D. student James Faghmous selected for 2012 Mary A. McEvoy Award
Ph.D. student James Faghmous was selected to receive the 2012 Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership for "above and beyond" civil and scholarly service to the Twin Cities community. Faghmous, whose doctoral research applies machine learning and data mining techniques to monitor climate change, used his technical expertise to help nonprofits better serve their communities through his nonprofit, MuslimBuddy, Inc.
The Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership is given annually to one graduate and one professional student. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional dedication and assistance that benefits an individual, group or community, or strengthens a democratic way of life. In the ten years since the award's inception, Faghmous is the first CS&E student to receive the award. Faghmous will officially receive the award on April 30, 2012 and will speak at the President's Award Banquet.