This past May, the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences of RWTH Aachen
University awarded DCS professor emeritus John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto and University of Trento) an Honorary Doctoral Degree for his outstanding accomplishments as a pioneer in the cross-discipline of Conceptual Modeling.
From the RWTH Aachen University website:
Rector Ernst Schmachtenberg and President of Faculty Senate Wolfgang Thomas conducted the graduation ceremony on May 11, 2012, in the Aula of the RWTH Main Building. Unusually, the laudation speech was jointly held by speakers from two different RWTH Schools. Professors Matthias Jarke (Information Systems Group and Chairman, Fraunhofer ICT Group) and Wolfgang Marquardt (Process Engineering and Chairman, German National Science Council) highlighted John's accomplishments and influence both in several areas within Computer Science and in a wide range of Engineering fields.
Following Jan Van Leeuwen (long-term Chief Editors of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science) and Reinhard Wilhelm (Founding Director of Dagstuhl Meeting Center), John Mylopoulos was only the third Computer Scientist to receive an Honorary Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen University. His award ceremony was embedded in the 40th anniversary of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University. In addition to a historical review by Emeriti Walter Oberschelp and Manfred Nagl, the program included talks by well-known Computer Science alumni such as DFG Vice President Dorothea Wagner, Cyberdefense Specialist Peter Martini from Fraunhofer FKIE, and top managers Johannes Helbig (CIO Deutsche Post, former European as well as German CIO of the Year) and Christoph Schmallenbach (CIO and HR Director, Generali Germany).
See more information on this recognition on the RWTH Aachen University Department of Computer Science website.
Congratulations on this great honor, John!