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UMaine Researcher Recognized for Contributions to Spatial Science

Contact: David Munson (207) 581-3777

ORONO, Maine – Professor Michael Worboys from the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering at the University of Maine was recently named one of 24 distinguished scientists in an international nomination, peer evaluation and selection process managed by the Association of Computing Machinery.

ACM is the world’s oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society and serves a membership of computing professionals in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government. Professor Worboys was cited for his early conceptual work on spatio-temporal information systems, research contributions related to object-oriented models of spatial data and uncertainty in spatial data and, more recently, event-oriented models of dynamic spatial information systems.

The core criterion for all recipients is that they must have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field as attested to in letters of nomination and support by well-respected peers in their disciplinary domain. In addition to the 24 distinguished scientists, seventeen distinguished engineers and eight distinguished members of ACM were recognized also in this first annual nomination and selection process.

Google, IBM, INTEL, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo were among the corporations that had leading scientists or engineers recognized. In addition to Maine, other universities that had distinguished faculty recognized included Carnegie Mellon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rutgers, Texas at Austin, Berkeley and Yale, among others.

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