Dear all,
Please read the message below and join me in congratulating Prof.  
Qiliang Li, of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, who  
*also* is one of the three recipients, jointly with Siddhartha Sikdar,  
of Masonís 2011 Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award. Prof. Li is  
being recognized by Mason for the quality of his work and for his  
talent. His award brings recognition to the school and to the  
department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Qiliang is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and is the PI/co-PI in  
over $1.7 million in research award.

VSE now has four faculty members who received this prestigious award:  
Qiliang Li (2011), Siddhartha Sikdar (2011), Songqing Chen (2009) and  
Carlotta Domeniconi (2008).

Well done Qiliang!

How sweet it is to be able to announce two wonderful news on the same  
day.

Danny

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Dr. Daniel A. Menasce
Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science
Volgenau School of Engineering,
Long and Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2510, MS 5C8
George Mason University
4400 University Dr.,
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
www.cs.gmu.edu/faculty/menasce.html

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> From: Peter Barcher <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: October 10, 2011 12:53:15 PM EDT
> To: Qiliang Li <[log in to unmask]>, Lloyd J Griffiths <[log in to unmask]>,  
> "Dr. Daniel Menasce" <[log in to unmask]>, Donna Sherrard <[log in to unmask] 
> >, Roger Stough <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Congratulations! You have been selected at a 2010 Mason  
> Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator
>
> Dear Professor Li,
>
> On behalf of the 2011 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator  
> Award selection committee, I am very pleased to inform you that you  
> have been chosen as one of the three outstanding young faculty to  
> receive this award this year.
>
> As you know, this award is given annually to three young scholars  
> who are judged most likely to make significant contributions to  
> their fields.  The committee is composed of University Professors  
> representing a broad range of academic disciplines, and their task  
> is a difficult one.  Even so, your academic record is truly  
> outstanding and very deserving of this recognition.
>
> The award provides you with $3,000.  You can receive this as a check  
> (taxes will be withheld) or you can have the $3,000 (no taxes  
> withheld) put into a University account to support your scholarly  
> endeavors.  Please contact Donna Sherrard <[log in to unmask]> for  
> payment information.
>
> You will receive the award from Roger Stough, Vice President for  
> Research and Economic Development, at the Celebration of  
> Achievements ceremony on Wednesday, November 2nd, in the Center for  
> the Arts concert hall main lobby.  The ceremony and reception will  
> be from 3:30 - 5:00 pm and you are encouraged to invite your  
> friends, family and colleagues.
>
> We will be including short bios of the winners in the Mason Research  
> 2011 magazine that will be published in January.  Someone from  
> University Relations will be contacting you for information.
>
> Congratulations!  We hope that this serves to remind you that you  
> are greatly valued at Mason.
>
> Peter Barcher, Chair
>
> Dennis Ritchie
> Gerald Hanweck
> Ken DeJong
> Michael Behrmann
> Stephen Mastrofski
> Richard Rubenstein
> Susan Shields
> Susan Tolchin
> -- 
> Peter R. Barcher
> Associate Dean for Research
> College of Education and Human Development
> Associate Vice President for Research
> George Mason University
> Robinson A 253 MS 4D2
> 4400 University Drive
> Fairfax, VA  22030
>
> 703.993.9705