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Faculty Honors

Shu Chien has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Chien directs the Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering and is a university professor of bioengineering and medicine. An expert on how blood flow and pressure affect vessels, his research has led to the development of better diagnostic tests and treatments for atherosclerosis and other diseases.

Associate dean and CSE professor Jeanne Ferrante was recently recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery for her work on the static single assignment (SSA) form, a data structure that has led to more efficient and powerful methods of transforming a programmer’s code to machine code. Ferrante shares the SIGPLAN Programming Languages Achievement Award with colleagues Ron Cytron, Barry Rosen, Mark Wegman, and Kenneth Zadeck who jointly developed SSA at IBM’s T.J.Watson Research Center in the 1980’s. SSA is commonly used today in production compilers.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded CSE professor Alin Deutsch with a prestigious research fellowship. Deutsch is a member of CSE’s database group, and his research focuses on providing infrastructure for publishing and consuming data on the Web.

Associate dean Charles Tu, professor ECE, was recently named the 2006 Outstanding Engineering Educator by the San Diego County Engineering Council. Tu is also the recipient of the 2005 Asian Heritage Award for research and technology, sponsored by ASIA,The Journal of Culture and Commerce.

Shu Chien Jeanne Ferrante
Shu Chien Jeanne Ferrante
Alin Deutsch Charles Tu
Alin Deutsch Charles Tu