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Awards and Honors

MIT sailing master and coach Fran Charles received the prestigious Graham Hall Award for outstanding service by a college sailing professional recently at the 2008 ICSA/Gill National Championship. As recipient of the coveted honor, Charles was inducted into the Intercollegiate Sailing Hall of Fame.

Alan J. Grodzinsky, director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering at MIT, received one of five honorary doctorates from the University of Montreal during its Convocation on Friday, May 30.

Sergey Yekhanin, who graduated with his PhD from CSAIL/MIT in 2007, has been selected as the winner of the Association for Computing Machinery's Doctoral Dissertation Award. The award is presented annually to the author(s) of the best doctoral dissertation(s) in computer science and engineering.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 11, 2008 (download PDF).

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