The turkey contest is organized by HKN before Thanksgiving break, where students choose among three professors to wear the costume. The other professors this year were Dave Meyer and Ilya Pollak. A total of $125.50 was raised and donated to the Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM).
The award honors an individual in recognition of outstanding achievement in scientific research and demonstrated ability to communicate the significance of this work to scientists in other disciplines.
Professor Yung-Hsiang Lu and two other Purdue professors will join seven other universities in the Yahoo! M45 Cloud Computing Initiative. The program allows academic researchers to study cloud computing.
The advanced member grade level of Distinguished Member was initiated to recognize ACM Professional Members who have achieved a significant accomplishment in, or made a significant impact on, the computing field.