Professor Boley Receives Top University Award for Post Baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education

March 4, 2019

Professor Daniel Boley has received the 2018-19 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Post Baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education. As part of the award, Professor Boley will become a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and have the opportunity to have his work publicized to serve as a resource to the whole faculty.

Boley has been a fixture in graduate studies at the University of Minnesota since 1981 and has been in involved with the management and creation of a number of programs.  As the Director of Graduate Studies for the Control Science and Dynamical Systems program, he took an active role in not only managing the program, but played an integral part in coordinating its cross-department programming.  Later he served as Director of Graduate Admission for Computer Science, streamlining the evaluation process to continue the growth of the department’s graduate program and success of our students.

Boley was among the group of faculty who created the new MS degree program in Data Science, going on to serve as its first director.  His leadership has quickly grown the program and placed many of its first graduates at top companies.  Drawing on his experience in taking an interdisciplinary approach to research and independent thinking, Boley has maintained cooperative spirit between the colleges, schools and departments that make Data Science the dynamic program it is today.

In addition to creating a permanent mark on the University through his leadership and program development, Boley has excelled in his classroom teaching at graduate level classes and advising his Ph.D. students who have gone on to land research and teaching positions at places like Walmart Labs, Intel, Microsoft, N Y Genomics and other high-tech companies and universities.

Through his work in creating and leading cutting-edge University programming, in addition to his work with students in and out of the classroom, Boley has demonstrated a commitment to identifying excellence in professional and graduate education. Please join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering by congratulating Professor Boley on this achievement.

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