Lebanon Awarded Purdue's Teaching for Tomorrow Award

May,  2007

Guy Lebanon

Professor Guy Lebanon, Assistant Professor of Statistics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, with an assistant professor courtesy appointment with the Department of Computer Science, has been awarded the Teaching for Tomorrow Award for 2007-2008. The Office of the Provost annually selects a class of faculty to receive this award. Three senior faculty considered to be "best teachers" are selected to serve as team leaders and no more than twelve junior faculty who have demonstrated potential as teachers are selected. Working in teams, the faculty will address topics throughout the year that can enhance the learning environment across Purdue. In addition, the program provides professional development funds to each member of the class to further enhance their skills as a teacher-scholar.

Professor Lebanon joined the Department of Statistics in 2005. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. His main research interest is machine learning as applied to large data sets. Application of his research applies mostly to text documents such as web pages and email documents. Since coming to Purdue he has taught Probabilistic Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Statistical Theory, Introduction to Computational Statistics, Statistical Machine Learning, and Topics in Machine Learning.

May 2007