This July, IBM announced the 2009 Faculty Award recipients. Out of 112 total award winners, 3 came from the University of Toronto, and 2 of those were Marsha Chechik and Nick Koudas from DCS.
The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide, and promote courseware and curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines and geographies
that are strategic to IBM. Winners have an outstanding reputation for contributions in their field. Congratulations on this achievement, Nick and Marsha!
Find more information on the Faculty Awards and a listing of recipients here