Computer Science Professor George Luger to Receive Faculty Acknowledgement Award from University Libraries

January 14, 2008

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Computer Science Professor George Luger will deliver a talk on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Willard Room of Zimmerman Library as part of the University Libraries Faculty Acknowledgement Awards Program. His lecture is titled “Computation of Epistemology: A Probabilistic Perspective.”

Luger’s research in the area of diagnostic reasoning and stochastic languages and modeling has been funded by the National Science Foundation. His work to assist in the development of a program to recognize and interpret space phenomena such as sun spots and solar flares was funded by the National Aeronautic and Space Foundation.

He has worked on a project called “Albatross” for the U.S. Department of Energy through Sandia National Laboratories to help develop a glider that stays airborne by recognizing and using air currents. Current research for SNL involves the Mind Research Network to use functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify areas of the human cortex associated with various problem solving skills.

Luger has concurrent appoints as a professor in the Psychology and Linguistics Departments in addition to his appointment in Computer Science, which reflects the interdisciplinary nature of his work. More information about his wide-ranging research is available on his Web site at:George Luger.

The University Libraries Faculty Acknowledgement Award is given to members of the UNM Faculty in appreciation for their contributions to the body of scholarly knowledge. This program is a forum for colleagues, students and members of the community to learn about the achievements of UNM faculty members. The event is free and the public is welcome.