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2011 News in Brief



Graduate student Herrero receives award for work in IT

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Sergio HerreraOn Sept. 6, doctoral candidate Sergio Herrero was awarded the 2011 Dr. Mikio Shoji Award for Innovation in Information Technology. The award is named for Mikio Shoji, a longtime corporate supporter of CEE research who flew in from Tokyo to present the award to Herrero. During the ceremony in the Spofford Room, CEE department head Professor Andrew Whittle presented to Shoji a plaque commemorating the occasion. Also attending the ceremony were students of the MIT Geospatial Data Center (GDC) and other MIT researchers, including Abel Sanchez, deputy director of MIT GDC; Professor John Williams, Herrero’s research advisor; Professor Jerry Connor and Professor Emeritus Bob Logcher.