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Liz Warren-Pederson
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Hsinchun Chen named IEEE Fellow

National and homeland security at core of Eller College MIS professor’s IT research

TUCSON, Ariz. – JANUARY 23, 2006 – Hsinchun Chen, management information systems professor at the Eller College of Management, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Recognized for his contributions to the development of medical, intelligence, and security informatics, the designation is conferred by the IEEE board of directors for “an extraordinary record of accomplishments.”

Widely recognized for his work in security-related information technology, Chen is founding conference co-chair of the IEEE international Conferences on Intelligence and Security Informatics. The conference has become the premiere meeting for national and homeland security IT research.

Chen is the creator of COPLINK, a system that enables law enforcement and intelligence agencies to seamlessly access data sources. The COPLINK system has become a national model for public safety information sharing and analysis, and has been adopted in more than 150 agencies across the country. The database technology behind COPLINK has recently been expanded to the areas of border protection (BorderSafe), disease and bioagent surveillance (BioPortal), and terrorism informatics research (Dark Web).

A member of The University of Arizona faculty since 1989, Chen is the McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS). He is founding director of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab, which includes more than 40 researchers, and the Hoffman E-Commerce Lab. The MIS department at the Eller College of Management has maintained a top five ranking by US News & World Report since the inception of its rating system, also in 1989.

Chen’s numerous awards include AT&T Foundation Award, the Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year Award, The University of Arizona Technology Innovation Award, and the National Chaio-Tung University (Hsinchu, Taiwan) Distinguished Alumnus Award.

IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 365,000 members spanning 150 countries. Through its members the organization is the leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology, and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace engineering, and consumer electronics.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

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