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UMBC Information Systems Chair Receives Computing Honor

Anthony Lane
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Andrew Sears, professor and chair in the Department of Information Systems, and Constellation Professor of Information Technology and Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Each year, ACM, an international organization for computing professionals, recognizes select members who have made distinguished contributions as educators, engineers or scientists. These distinguished members must have had at least 15 years of professional experience.

Sears’ research focuses on human-centered computing and information technology accessibility. He is editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, a quarterly journal that publishes scholarly articles examining the impact of computing on the lives of people with disabilities, and he serves in an editorial role for four other scholarly journals.

Posted: October 22, 2010, 12:00 PM