Guzdial, Liu Honored by IEEE Computer Society

Two Georgia Tech College of Computing professors – Mark Guzdial and Ling Liu – received honors from the IEEE Computer Society for their contributions to the field of computer science.

Guzdial, a professor in the School of Interactive Computing, received the society’s 2012 Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award “for outstanding and sustained excellence in computing education through innovative teaching, mentoring, inventive course development, and knowledge dissemination.” Guzdial is the inventor of Georgia Tech’s Media Computation approach to teaching introductory computing, and is a recognized national advocate for using contextualized computing education to attract and retain students to this growing discipline.

Liu, an associate professor in the School of Computer Science, was one of five prominent technologists to be honored with the IEEE Computer Society’s 2012 Technical Achievement Award. Liu, whose research specialization includes database systems, distributed computing, and Internet data management and data mining, was recognized “for pioneering contributions to novel Internet data management and decentralized trust management.”

The IEEE Computer Society is the one of computer science’s most renowned membership organizations.