A dean and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University's OGI School of Science & Engineering, based in Hillsboro, Ore., recently received notable appointments and awards:
Richard Fairley, Ph.D., has been admitted to the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society's Golden Core, an elite roster of members who have provided significant long-term service to the society. Fairley, associate dean of academic affairs professor of computer science and engineering, is the OGI School of Science & Engineering's first Golden Core designate and one of only a handful of designates from Oregon. IEEE initiated the Golden Core program in 1996 to mark its 50th anniversary. There are approximately 500 people in the Golden Core nationally. IEEE is the world's leading organization for computer professionals. Fairley lives in Beaverton, Ore.
Wu-chang Feng, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science in the OGI school's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has received a 2003 International Business Machines (IBM) Faculty Award. The $40,000 award recognizes Feng's quality research in networking and security, and reflects his lab's importance to the computer industry. IBM Faculty Awards are granted yearly. Feng lives in Portland, Ore.
The OGI School of Science & Engineering (formerly the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology) became one of four specialty schools of Oregon Health & Science University in 2001. The school has more than 100 full-time and adjunct faculty, and more than 300 full-time master's and doctoral students who take accredited courses in five academic departments. There are more than 300 part-time master's and doctoral students who take not-for-credit courses, and an additional 1,000 working professionals who take classes through the school's Center for Professional Development.