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Sigma Xi Announces 2015 Election Results

Dec 16, 2015

In an election that ended November 24, 2015, members of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society voted in a new president-elect, directors, associate directors, and members of the Committee on Nominations.

Congratulations to Dartmouth engineering professor Eugene Santos Jr. elected Northeast Region Associate Director for three years beginning July 1, 2016.

"Sigma Xi embodies what is science and the scientific endeavor," states Santos on his Sigma Xi profile. "It serves to disseminate and make accessible the principles and practices of science to the world. Sigma Xi is also at the forefront informing scientists about not just the latest research achievements but also often giving each of us (at a minimum) a glimpse into other fields outside our own. The latter is especially important as I believe it helps us to look at different points of views which can infuse us with new creativity in advancing the science in our own disciplines."

Santos received both his BS in mathematics and computer science and his MS in mathematics (specializing in numerical analysis) from Youngstown State University, as well as ScM and PhD degrees in computer science from Brown University. He is currently Professor of Engineering at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Prior to joining Dartmouth in 2005, he was on the faculty at the University of Connecticut (97-05) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (92-97). His current areas of research interest include artificial intelligence, innovative and nonlinear decision-making, emergent behavior, intent inferencing, knowledge fusion, social and cultural modeling, adversarial reasoning, user modeling, and information retrieval and content analyses. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (formerly IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part B) from 2008-2013. He is also on the editorial boards for Computational Intelligence, International Journal of Image and Graphics, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, and Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.

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