Steve Sawyer, professor on the College of Info Research (iSchool) and core college member within the Renée Crown Honors Program, has been acknowledged with the 2021 Award of Benefit by the Affiliation for Info Science & Expertise (ASIS&T), the very best honor given by the worldwide affiliation of data science and know-how professionals. The award honors a person who has made in particular noteworthy and sustained contributions to the data science area in analysis, science and educating.
The 2021 ASIS&T Award of Benefit relies on three standards: affect on principle, scholarship and observe; exemplary management and sustained involvement; and training and mentoring. In nomination letters from colleagues across the globe, Sawyer is credited with “tireless championing of our self-discipline and our occupation” together with “a decades-long dedication to mentoring the long run era of students” and being “a caring and beneficiant trainer and scholar who has, in his quiet method, had a major affect on our area.”
“This recognition is actually concerning the privilege of being a member of such an ideal college right here at Syracuse’s iSchool, the collegiality of my colleagues and collaborators, and all that I’ve gained from being round nice college students,” says Sawyer.
Sawyer’s analysis focuses on the methods through which individuals manage to work collectively and use data and communication applied sciences in social practices and collective motion, the roles and capabilities of the applied sciences and techniques of data sharing, and the institutional contexts through which these occur. His present analysis initiatives embody distributed scientific collaborations, scientific information repositories, project-based (gig or freelancing) work and the technological abilities (e.g., infrastructural competency and dealing on platforms) this requires, and new methods of organizing work.
“Steve’s analysis is each extremely related and very important to advancing the sector of social informatics,” says iSchool Dean Raj Dewan. “I’m thrilled for him that his many years of labor are being acknowledged and honored by his friends across the globe.”
“This recognition by an esteemed skilled group brings honor to each Steve and the iSchool,” says John Liu, interim vice chancellor and provost. “Steve conjures up each college students and school by specializing in the interdisciplinary nature of data science and know-how and its affect on the worldwide financial system and society.”
In his nomination of Sawyer for the award, Kevin Crowston, affiliate dean for analysis and distinguished professor of data science on the iSchool, wrote that Sawyer “demonstrates a dedication to the following era of students and data professionals via his energetic involvement in a spread of mentoring actions in his house establishments, via ASIS&T and past.”
Upon studying of his choice because the 2021 Award of Benefit winner, Sawyer stated, “I’m each shocked and honored by this recognition. I respect the popularity of my colleagues, and the chance to be a part of the data science neighborhood at this essential level in our society’s historical past.” He’ll obtain his award in the course of the affiliation’s 2021 assembly in late October in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. ASIS&T represents hundreds of researchers, builders, practitioners, college students and professors from 50 nations all over the world.
Sawyer is the present editor in chief of the Journal of the Affiliation of Science and Info Expertise (JASIST). He obtained a D.B.A. and a grasp’s diploma in administration data techniques from Boston College. He additionally earned his grasp’s in ocean engineering from the College of Rhode Island. From his earliest revealed work within the Nineties to his newest publications, he has amassed a formidable physique of scholarship together with 46 articles, three books, 28 e book chapters, 37 refereed convention papers, greater than 70 invited talks and plenty of different works.