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Software Engineers Bestow Inaugural Influential Educator Award


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Marta Haberman with the Influential Educator Award

Nico Haberman's widow, Marta, accepts the Influential Educator Award plaque with her son Frits (left), SIGSOFT chair William Griswold, and daughter Marianne.

Credit: Carnegie Mellon University

ACM's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) has honored the late A. Nico Habermann, the founding dean of Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU's) School of Computer Science, with the inaugural Influential Educator Award. Habermann is being recognized for his "significant and lasting contributions to the field of software engineering as a teacher and mentor." Habermann's widow, Marta Habermann, accepted the award from SIGSOFT chair William Griswold at the recent International Conference on Software Engineering.

"Nico had amazing impact on his profession, the computer science community, and our university," says CMU School of Computer Science dean Randal E. Bryant. "His impact on software engineering has been profound, not only through his technical contributions, but also in establishing the Software Engineering Institute and in the many students who have followed in his footsteps."

This year marks the first Influential Educator Award, which is intended to recognize contributions to education that are vital to the advancement of software engineering that frequently go unnoticed. North Carolina State University associate professor Laurie Williams also received the award.

From Carnegie Mellon News
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