March 08, 2010

LOS ANGELES -- Professor Burt Swanson received the LEO Award of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) for "exceptional lifetime achievement in information systems" at the recent 2009 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), held December 15-18 in Phoenix. Named after one of the world's first commercial applications of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office), the award recognizes "truly outstanding individuals in the Information Systems community, both academics and practitioners, who have made exceptional contributions to research in and/or the practice of Information Systems." It is the highest honor bestowed by the AIS.

UCLA Anderson IS doctoral grads Ping Wang (Ph.D., 2005) and Neil Ramiller (Ph.D., 1996) are co-authors of the research article, "Community Learning in Information Technology Innovation," which appears in the December 2009 issue of the MIS Quarterly. Wang is currently Assistant Professor at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland. Ramiller is a chaired Associate Professor at the School of Business Administration, Portland State University. Anderson School IS doctoral grad Mary Culnan (Ph.D., 1980) is co-author (with M. J. Williams and C. Clark) of the article, "How Ethics Can Enhance Organizational Privacy: Lessons from the ChoicePoint and TJX Data Breaches," in the same December 2009 MISQ issue. Culnan is currently the Slade Professor of Management and Information Technology at Bentley University.

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