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Stevens researchers win the Herbert A. Simon Best Paper Award

Stevens Institute of Technology

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- A Stevens Institute of Technology team won the Herbert A. Simon Best Research Paper Award at the Conference on Design Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST), held in Pasadena, Calif., May 13-15, 2007. Wayne Huang, a doctoral student, and Edward A. Stohr, Professor in the Howe School of Technology Management, co-authored the winning paper, titled "Design and Implementation of a Business Process Rules Engine."

This award is given in the name of Herbert A. Simon, Nobel Prize Laureate, who, among many other accomplishments, first championed the importance of design in academic research.


About Stevens Institute of Technology Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 1,850 undergraduate and 2,980 graduate students, and a worldwide online enrollment of 2,250, with a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty of 140 and more than 200 full-time special faculty. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at For the latest news about Stevens, please visit

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