LIU Post Professor Receives Divisional Professional Leadership Award
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Stephanie White, Ph.D., senior professor of computer science and management engineering at LIU Post, was awarded the Divisional Professional Leadership Award from the U.S. division of the IEEE, an organizational division whose mission is to recommend policies and implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the U.S. in appropriate professional areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social, and technology policy concern.
The Divisional Professional Leadership Award is meant to recognize those members in the region for their outstanding leadership efforts in advancing the professional aims of IEEE. Dr. White was specifically awarded for inspiring women to study and work in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and for leadership in diversity initiatives.
“LIU Post is very proud of Dr. White and congratulates her for this achievement,” said Robert Hannafin, dean, College of Education, Information, and Technology at LIU Post. “This leadership award recognizes her work encouraging and inspiring women to enter STEM disciplines and for her leadership in diversity initiatives. It is very much deserved.”
Dr. White joined LIU Post in 1999, after a 20-year career at Grumman Aerospace. She was principal engineer of requirements and architecture for air and space systems at the Northrop Grumman Corporation Advanced Technology and Development Center. At LIU Post, she teaches computer science, systems engineering, and systems theory. Her research seeks to improve the analysis and modeling of complex systems and the systems engineering process. In 2011, she led an IEEE Computer Society Committee to better understand and improve issues with recruitment and advancement of women in computing, and is currently the IEEE systems council representative to the Women in Engineering Committee.
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