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For Immediate Release
Three UM Faculty Elected to NAE
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-Three University of Maryland faculty members were inducted this week as members of the National Academy of Engineering.
John Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Clark School of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering, and Curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Inducted for aerospace engineering and history textbooks and for contributions to hypersonic gas dynamics.
Ali Mosleh, Jeong H. Kim Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clark School Department of Mechanical Engineering. Inducted for contributions to the development of Bayesian methods and computational tools in probabilistic risk assessment and reliability engineering.
Ben Shneiderman, Professor of Computer Science, College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Institute for Systems Research, and founder and past director of the university's Human Computer Interaction Laboratory.
"The University of Maryland congratulates John Anderson, Ali Mosleh, and Ben Shneiderman on their election to membership in the National Academy of Engineering," said University President C. D. Mote, Jr., who is a member and current treasurer of the NAE. "Their induction is a testament to their extraordinary contributions to engineering and brings great credit to themselves and the university. We are fortunate to have faculty members of such talent and dedication to our campus, to nurture the next generation of engineers."
Their induction ranks among the largest number of University of Maryland faculty members ever elected in one year. Only about 70 people are recognized with this honor; the Maryland inductees represents nearly 5 percent of U.S. inductees for 2010. Their election brings to 19 the number of Maryland faculty who are NAE members and to 36 the number of faculty who are National Academies (NAE, NAS, IOM) members.