2009.09.04 > For Immediate Release
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Shi Wins Georg Cantor Award
Omaha - The International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) gave its highest form of recognition, The Georg Cantor Award, to University of Nebraska at Omaha Professor Yong Shi.
Shi holds the Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Distinguished Chair of Information Technology in the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T). The Cantor Award annually recognizes a “researcher who, over his distinguished career, has personified the spirit of independent inquiry and whose many innovative ideas and achievements are decidedly reflected in the theory, methodology and current practices of MCDM. MCDM, for a lay-person, can be described as the study of decision-making science. The field is defined as the study of methods and procedures by which concerns about multiple conflicting criteria can be formally incorporated into the management planning process. It includes topics like data mining, “fuzzy logic” and quantitative analysis.
Shi's research interests include data mining and data warehousing, information overload, optimal system designs, multiple criteria decision-making, decision support systems and telecommunication management. He has published fifteen books and more than 150 papers in 56 academic journals and other publications.
Shi came to the University of Nebraska in 1991. He joined the College of IS&T faculty in 1996, and also holds a courtesy appointment in the UNO College of Business Administration.
“Dr. Shi’s work is on a world-class level. UNO is fortunate to have a researcher who is absolutely a leader in his field,” said Harmon Maher, interim associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity at UNO. Shi received the Cantor award in June during the 20th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, which was held in Chengdu, China. The award is named after Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Phillip Cantor (1845-1918), a German mathematician best known as the creator of set theory, which has become a fundamental theory in mathematics. For more information, call (402) 554-3502.
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