Alum Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
CS Alumnus Professor Alan Hevner received the 2009 Design Science Lifetime Achievement Award. He was presented with the award on May 8, 2009 at the 4th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST). Dr. Monica Tremblay, Hevner's former doctoral advisee, made a video presentation at the conference highlighting Hevner's career and achievements. In the video colleagues provided their personal reflections of working with Hevner and offered their supportive congratulations. Fellow researchers in the video included Prof. Allen Lee of the Virginia Commonwealth University, Prof. Amit Basu of the Southern Methodist University, Prof. Sudha Ram of the University of Arizona, Dr. Rick Linger of Carnegie Mellon University, Prof. Donald Berndt of University of South Florida, and Dr. Larry Gioia former Director of Salomon Brothers, Inc.
Hevner is an Eminent Scholar and Professor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department at the University of South Florida, where he holds the position of Citigroup/Hidden River Chair of Distributed Technology. His areas of research interest include information systems development, software engineering, distributed database systems, health care information systems and telecommunications. He has published more than one hundred and fifty research papers on these topics and has consulted for several Fortune 500 companies. Hevner received his PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1979, his Masters in 1976, and his Bachelors in 1973. He was named a Purdue Computer Science Outstanding Alum in 2007. He has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Minnesota. Hevner is a member of ACM, IEEE, AIS and INFORMS. He recently completed a two-year assignment at the National Science Foundation serving as a Program Director in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate.
Congratulations, Dr. Hevner for this great honor!