May 26, 2015
Six staff members from across the Faculty of Arts & Science are this year’s recipients of Outstanding Staff Awards. Established in 1999, the awards recognize employees who have achieved excellence in support of the Faculty’s mission of teaching and research. Four faculty members and the Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients, Pratishtha Kohli and Derakhshan Qurban-Ali, were also honoured at the award ceremony on May 11.
This year there were two honourees for the Technical Service Award, both from computer science. While each is meritorious in their own right, Alex DiMarco and Joseph Raghubar were recognized for the exceptional work they have done as a team. Together, they laid the ground work for the DCS Innovation Lab, an early-stage environment where entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial minded students can use their academic and research skills to create innovation through software. Thanks to their efforts, the department is now able to respond to requests from students to support entrepreneurial initiatives and provide more career development opportunities. The Lab is also expected to enhance computer science’s connections with industry and donors. DiMarco and Raghubar also helped to make SMARTWEEK — the aptly named international conference on emerging “smart technologies” — a success for the department.
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