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IQ Best Paper Award Announced

November 15, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA – On Saturday, November 11, at the 11th annual International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ) held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Richard Wang, founder of the ICIQ conference and Director of the Information Quality program in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division, announced the establishment of the Stuart Elliot Madnick IQ Best Paper Award.

From left to right: Leo Pipino, Stuart Madnick, Valerie Sessions

This award will further the emerging field of Information Quality (IQ) and encourage high-quality papers to be published in this premier IQ conference. An initial endowment was provided by the MIT Information Quality program. The award was named to recognize the distinguished contributions by Stuart Madnick, the John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management and Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT School of Engineering. Prof. Madnick was one of the founders of the Information Quality field and has been instrumental in all initiatives leading to the above three milestones.

Also at the conference, Prof. Leo Pipino, chairman of the 2006 Madnick Best IQ Paper Award committee, announced that this year the award was given to two papers that tied for best paper: "Delivering Data On Time: The Assurant Health Case" by Pravin Nadkarni of Assurant, Inc. and "The Effects of Data Quality on Machine Learning Algorithms" by Valerie Sessions and Marco Valtorta of the University of South Carolina.

During his luncheon speech, Prof. Madnick reported that the Publications Board of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)1 has officially approved the proposal for a new ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, which grew out of efforts initiated by the MIT Information Quality Program (http://MITIQ.MIT.EDU) and the International Conference on Information Quality ( Prof. Yang Lee of Northeastern University and Prof. Madnick are the founding Editors-in-Chief of the new journal.

1 ACM, established in 1947, is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Today, ACM serves a membership of over 84,000 computing professionals and students in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government.

Stuart Madnick

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Stuart E. Madnick
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building E53-321
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Phone: 617.253.6671
Fax: 617.253.3321
Email to: smadnick "at"


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