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Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Mei-Ling Shyu, professor and associate chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The AAAS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science, has bestowed the honor of fellow to 396 of its members this year, citing their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

From Purdue University, Shyu received her PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and three master’s degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, and restaurant, hotel, institutional and tourism management.

Since then, she has published more than 250 articles in national and international journals, proceedings and has authored and co-authored two books. Shyu conducts research in big data, data science, machine learning, multimedia networking, and security, with her current activities centering on data mining and multimedia information systems.

This year’s fellows were formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the 24 November 2017 issue of Science. They will also be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin during the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Following a tradition that began in 1874, members are nominated for the honor by the steering groups of the association’s 24 sections, by any three fellows who are current AAAS members or by the AAAS chief executive officer.

In presenting the award, the AAAS commended Shyu’s outstanding contributions to multimedia semantics mining and retrieval.

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.

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