Faculty accomplishments

Lionel Briand wins prestigious international research award

Professor Lionel Briand, Carleton University’s Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Software Quality Engineering, has been awarded the 2006 Simula Research Award. This is the first time the award has been granted to a visiting researcher. The Simula Research Award is presented annually to honour excellent contributions to research undertaken at Simula that leads to new insight within the field of information technology. Briand spent his sabbatical working at the Simula Research Laboratories in Oslo, Norway. He was involved in projects that develop techniques for ensuring the safety of control systems for manufacturing and power plants as well as the dependability of software systems supporting mobile telephony.

Stoyan Taney co-edits new nanoscience and nanobiotechnology text

Assistant Professor Stoyan Taney has recently co-edited Photon-based Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology with Professor Jan Dubowski of the University of Sherbrooke. The book was published by Springer in 2006 as part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. It provides readers (primarily graduate students and young researchers) in materials engineering, bio(chem)physics, medical physics and biophysics, with a set of articles reviewing state-of-the art research and recent advancements in the field of photon-matter interaction formicro/nanomaterials synthesis and manipulation of properties of biological and inorganic materials at the atomic level. Taney is with Carleton’s Department of Systems and Computing Engineering.

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