Steve Sawyer, professor on the Faculty of Info Research (iSchool) and core college member within the Renée Crown Honors Program, has been acknowledged with the 2021 Award of Advantage by the Affiliation for Info Science & Know-how (ASIS&T), the best honor given by the worldwide affiliation of data science and expertise professionals. The award honors a person who has made specifically noteworthy and sustained contributions to the data science subject in analysis, science and instructing.
The 2021 ASIS&T Award of Advantage is predicated on three standards: influence on idea, scholarship and follow; 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 instructor and scholar who has, in his quiet method, had a big influence on our subject.”
“This recognition is basically 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 wherein folks set up to work collectively and use info and communication applied sciences in social practices and collective motion, the roles and capabilities of the applied sciences and programs of data sharing, and the institutional contexts wherein these occur. His present analysis tasks embrace distributed scientific collaborations, scientific information repositories, project-based (gig or freelancing) work and the technological expertise (e.g., infrastructural competency and dealing on platforms) this requires, and new methods of organizing work.
“Steve’s analysis is each extremely related and important to advancing the sector of social informatics,” says iSchool Dean Raj Dewan. “I’m thrilled for him that his a long time 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 evokes each college students and college by specializing in the interdisciplinary nature of data science and expertise and its influence 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 subsequent era of students and data professionals by his energetic involvement in a variety of mentoring actions in his dwelling establishments, by ASIS&T and past.”
Upon studying of his choice because the 2021 Award of Advantage winner, Sawyer stated, “I’m each stunned and honored by this recognition. I recognize the popularity of my colleagues, and the chance to be a part of the data science neighborhood at this necessary level in our society’s historical past.” He’ll obtain his award throughout the affiliation’s 2021 assembly in late October in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. ASIS&T represents 1000’s of researchers, builders, practitioners, college students and professors from 50 international locations all over the world.
Sawyer is the present editor in chief of the Journal of the Affiliation of Science and Info Know-how (JASIST). He acquired a D.B.A. and a grasp’s diploma in administration info programs from Boston College. He additionally earned his grasp’s in ocean engineering from the College of Rhode Island. From his earliest printed 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.