Nominations for the 2022 award will be open from October 11, 2021 through January 7, 2022.
The University of Washington Tacoma Distinguished Research Award was initiated in 2004. Given annually, the purpose of this award is to recognize a faculty member who has achieved a record of notable scholarship or creative activity, who has generated new knowledge or creativity that impacts their intellectual discipline, and who has contributed to the intellectual climate of the UW Tacoma campus and its communities. All University of Washington Tacoma faculty members are eligible.
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Haluk Demirkan, Ph.D.
Professor & Assistant Dean for Analytics Innovations
Director of the Center for Business Analytics and Master of Science in Business Analytics
Milgard School of Business
Dr. Demirkan has an extensive publication record, with research focusing on data analysis, artificial intelligence, and technology innovation for business analytics. His outreach and work with corporate partners and business communities demonstrates leadership, external recognition, and practice utilization of Dr. Demirkan’s scholarship. The committee also recognized his concurrent leadership and program building efforts, including the integration of students in scholarship and community engagement.
Ed Kolodziej, Committee Chair, Associate Professor
Kawena Begay, Assistant Professor
Athirai Irissappane, Assistant Professor
Arthur Jago, Assistant Professor
Sharon Laing, Assistant Professor
Eric Madfis, Associate Professor
2020 - Edward Kolodziej, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Seattle) and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Tacoma)
2019 - Ka Yee Yeung, Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Technology
2018 – Eric Madfis, Associate Professor, Social Work & Criminal Justice
2017 - Marian Harris, Professor, Social Work & Criminal Justice
2016 - Carolyn West, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences