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CoE professor receives college honors

CoE Professor Jim Keller, recently named a University of Missouri curators' professor Photo by Melinda Sheffler

College of Engineering leaders recently honored Professor Jim Keller for earning the University of Missouri’s highest academic rank with his pioneering computer research.

Keller, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, has been named a curators’ professor, a designation given to the UM system’s most successful and prominent scholars. College administrators and faculty members gathered Nov. 1 at Pickard Hall to congratulate Keller and recognize his groundbreaking work.

“We are very proud for Jim—and for the college—of his appointment and his work,” CoE Dean Jim Thompson said.

Keller also was recently selected to receive the 2007 Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society. The prestigious international honor, which Keller is scheduled to receive next July, recognizes Keller’s success at using the “fuzzy logic” mathematical framework to pave the way for computers that better mimic human thought.

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