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Arab group honors 2 from MIT

Two men with MIT connections, an alumnus and a sophomore, were among four winners of the MIT Arab Student Organization's 2005 Science and Technology Awards this month.

Adel Belcaid, president of the organization, presented awards to Soulaymane Kachani (S.M. 2000, Ph.D. 2002) and sophomore Abdulrahman I. Tarbzouni at a banquet held at the MIT University Park Hotel on Saturday, April 16.

Kachani, a prolific researcher in dynamic pricing and inventory management, is an assistant professor at Columbia University. He got his master's and Ph.D. degrees in operations research from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Tarbzouni is in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The MIT Arab Student Organization's Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Hassan H. Ali, a leading expert in anesthesiology. Walid Soussou, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Southern California, received the group's Graduate Student Award.

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