Professors Scott Craver, left and Nagen Nagarur read a letter explaining the IBM Faculty Awards they received during a presentation held in the Anderson Center President's Reception Room on Aug. 22.
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Two Binghamton University professors are among 92 international and national recipients of 2011 IBM Faculty Awards.
Scott Craver, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Nagen Nagarur, chair and associate professor of systems science and industrial engineering, were honored at a ceremony Aug. 22, in the Anderson Center President’s Reception Room that also highlighted the longtime partnership between IBM and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities and those in IBM research, development and services organizations, and to promote curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines and geographies that are strategic to IBM.
“Most importantly, you have to be an outstanding contributor and recognized in your field of study,” said Kerin Flannery, IBM Endicott senior location
Binghamton University was the only New York state school to have multiple award recipients. Three other New York universities had professors honored.
Craver’s cash award will go toward enhancing his course on security engineering. In 2009, Craver was chosen as one of 100 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). It is the highest honor bestowed by the federal government during the early years of a scientist’s or engineer’s career.
“I’m honored to receive this award,” Craver said. “It will go a long way to helping us develop and expand our security-engineering curriculum.”
Nagarur’s cash award will be used to help broaden a systems-engineering course to younger students.
“This is indeed a great honor,” he said. “We’ve been working with IBM for a number of years through internship programs and other things. This award lays down a nice foundation for our course in systems engineering, as we are trying to put more emphasis on the systems engineering part of the systems science and industrial engineering program.”
IBM and University officials celebrated collaborations such as the Linux Technology Center and the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center, along with the students who have served as research associates and worked for University Delivery Services for the 100-year-old company.