2 out of 3 RMU 2018 President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards went to SEMS faculty: Dr. Sangho Shim & Dr. Heather Elfen
Congratulations to both!
2018 President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards
President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in Research Scholarship – Dr. Sangho Shim
Dr. Sangho Shim at School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science was awarded the President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in Research Scholarship by President Howard, Robert Morris University. Dr. Shim acknowledges Dean Maria Kalevitch’s strong support such as the Dean’s Summer Research Fund, without which the award would be impossible. The fund has supported his joint-work with Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2017-2018, Dr. Sangho Shim published 4 papers in peer-review journals and 3 papers in proceedings. In particular, two papers are published in Mathematical Programming, one of the top journals in Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. His research focused on clustering analysis methods for many practical problems arising in bioinformatics and business intelligence). His results immediately apply to inferring phylogenetic trees and clustering social networks.
President's Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Service – Dr. Heather Elfen
A person awarded the 2017-2018 President's Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Service was recognized by peers, students, administrators, and/or members of their profession for having provided exceptional and outstanding service that both reflects and has had an impact on the University’s Mission and Core Values. During the year at RMU Heather gave several presentations both on and off campus, lead and partook in several workshops, and actively participated on well over 10 committees and even chaired a few. Several of the committees focused on assessment at both the department and school levels. She also focused on serving RMU students through activities such as the Women’s Leadership Program, advising, and the Mathematics Club. She has been to several big events as a representative on behalf of the University and SEMS. Most notably, she and her co-investigators during the 2017-2018 academic year won a prestigious $4,700 grant from the American Association of University Women to support women in actuarial science.