The 2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference kicked off today in Washington. To get things started, Clemson University’s Juan Gilbert was awarded with the 2013 Tapia Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in scientific scholarship, a strong civic presence within the scientific community, and a dedication to the attainment of true ethnic diversity in computing and related disciplines.
Dr. Gilbert joined Clemson University in August 2009 and holds the Presidential Endowed Chair in Computing. Gilbert has research projects in spoken language systems, advanced learning technologies, usability and accessibility, ethnocomputing (culturally relevant computing) and databases/data mining. His research in electronic voting has resulted in the most accessible voting system interface ever created. Gilbert’s data mining and user interface research has created Applications Quest, a data mining and software analysis tool that allows admissions officers to address diversity in admissions while adhering to all judicial decisions on this matter.
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