George Kozmetsky Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
Dr. Kozmetsky’s latest contribution to the technology world—“Zero Time: Providing Instant Customer Value.” Dr. Kozmetsky, along with Dr. Raymond T. Yeh and Ms. Keri Pearlson, co-authored a book entitled Zero Time: Providing Instant Customer Value, Every Time, All the Time!
Dr. George Kozmetsky is accepting the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton (1993).
"As a first-generation American, I find it very humbling — indeed beyond my imagination — to be given this award. Whatever I have accomplished is the result of being an American plus great good fortune. I had wonderful parents. I have had a wife and children who were always with me, an excellent education, wise mentors, friends who inspired and supported me, exciting entrepreneurial ventures, and the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge programs and projects that link the academic, business, and government sector for the general welfare. "Mrs. Kozmetsky and I feel very strongly that individuals who have been so privileged ought to contribute to society. To be honored for simply being a responsible citizen is overwhelming, and I am deeply grateful." — George Kozmetsky
The GK Innovation and Entrepreneurship award sponsored by the Academy of Transdisciplinary Learning and Advanced Studies was inspired by the spirit of enterprise of Dr. George Kozmetsky who assisted in developing over 100 technology based companies. The award will recognize outstanding individuals for their vision, leadership and achievement in innovation and entrepreneurship, with demonstrated entrepreneurial attributes that make them role models for emerging entrepreneurs. This award will normally be presented to one person each year.
Dr. Jeffrey J. P. Tsai
Dr. Jeffery J. P. Tsai was awarded the first George Kozmetsky Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award in 2012.
Jeffrey J.P. Tsai received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Sci¬ence from the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is the President of Asia University, Taiwan. He was a Profes¬sor of Computer Science and the Director of the Distributed Real-Time Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Chicago, an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University, a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, a Senior Research Fellow of IC2 at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Visit¬ing Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.
His current research interests include bioinformatics, ubiq¬uitous computing, services computing, intrusion detection, knowledge-based software engineering, formal modeling and verification, distributed real-time systems, and intelli¬gent agents. His research has been supported by NSF, NSC, DARPA, USAF Rome Laboratory, Department of Defense, Army Research Laboratory, Motorola, Fujitsu, and Gtech. Tsai authored Knowledge-Based Software Development for Real-Time Distributed Systems (World Scientific, 1993), Dis¬tributed Real-Time Systems (Wiley, 1996), Compositional Verification of Concurrent and Real-Time Systems (Springer, 2002), Security Modeling and Analysis of Mobile Agent Sys¬tems (Imperial College Press, 2006), Intrusion Detection: A Machine Learning Approach (Imperial College Press, 2010), and coedited Monitoring and Debugging of Distributed Real- Time Systems (IEEE Computer Society Press, 1995), Ma¬chine Learning Applications in Software Engineering (WSP, 2005), Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (Springer, 2006), Machine Learning in Cyber Trust: Security, Privavcy, Reliability (Springer, 2009) . From 2000 to 2003, he chaired the IEEE/CS Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing and served on the steering committee of the IEEE Trans¬actions on Multimedia. From 1994 to 1999, he was an As¬sociate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and he is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. Tsai served as the Conference Co-Chair of the 16th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, the 1st IEEE Inter¬national Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing, and the 3rd IFIP International Con¬ference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing.
He is currently the CoEditor-in-Chief of the International Jour¬nal on Artificial Intelligence Tools and Book Series on Health Informatics. Tsai has served on the IEEE Distinguished Speaker program, DARPA ISAT working group, and on the review panels for NSF and NIH. He received an Engineer¬ing Foundation Research Award from the IEEE and the En¬gineering Foundation Society, a University Scholar Award from the University of Illinois Foundation, an IEEE Technical Achievement Award and an IEEE Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Computer Society. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, the IEEE , and the SDPS.
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