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Computing prof wins 2008 IBM International Faculty Award

 
2008-07-09

School of Computing professor James Cordy has been recognized for his research and its importance to industry with a 2008 IBM International Faculty Award.

Only 50 winners of these highly competitive international awards are selected from leading universities worldwide each year in recognition of the quality of faculty research programs and their importance to industry. Dr Cordy is one of only nine Canadian recipients in 2008.

 

School of Computing professor James Cordy has been recognized for his research and its importance to industry with a 2008 IBM International Faculty Award.

Only 50 winners of these highly competitive international awards are selected from leading universities worldwide each year in recognition of the quality of faculty research programs and their importance to industry. Dr Cordy is one of only nine Canadian recipients in 2008.

An IBM Visiting Scientist, Dr. Cordy has previously received several IBM Innovation and Center for Advanced Studies collaborative research awards, and has a long history of industrially relevant research in programming languages and software engineering that has been carried into practice by IBM and others.

His current research with IBM focuses on code patterns, the problem of finding and categorizing common fragments in computer software with the aim of automatically adapting computer programs to rapidly changing hardware configurations and capabilities such as multi-core processors.

While primarily intended to recognize worldwide researchers "who have an outstanding reputation for contributions in their field, or in the case of junior faculty, show unusual promise", the awards come with a small unrestricted cash donation to the recipient's research program which is often matched by the institution.

In keeping with the goals of "fostering collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations" or alternatively "promoting courseware and curriculum innovation to stimulate growth. in disciplines and geographies that are strategic to IBM", nominations for global faculty awards can only be made from within IBM.
For more information on the awards, visit the IBM website, which also contains a list of 2008 winners.

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