Dong receives excellence award from SUNY

Qiong June DongDr. Qiong June Dong, professor of management at SUNY Oswego, has received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities.

In the past five years, Dong has co-authored a book—“Supernetworks: Decision-Making for the Information Age”—and 23 other publications.

According to Dr. Anna Nagurney, her collaborator at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she “has established an international reputation through her . . . path-breaking research on a variety of network systems which underlie our economics and societies. . . . She excels in an area which is interdisciplinary and highly competitive and she does so with elegance and class.”

The Oswego professor has given presentations at international conferences in Australia, China, France and Hong Kong. She has received grants to further her research including two from the National Science Foundation. She is an associate with the Virtual Center for Supernetworks at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and regularly serves as a guest professor at Shanghai Normal University.

Dong “has a reputation as a world-class scholar and as an innovator in the use of mathematical modeling to forecast transportation system behavior under varying conditions,” said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. “Her extraordinary work ethic is an inspiration to faculty and students alike.”

SUNY Oswego honored Dong with its two campus awards recognizing achievement in scholarly and creative activities in 2000 and 2003.

Dong earned her doctoral degree in management science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a master’s in systems engineering from Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Shanghai Teachers’ University.

SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan said that the SUNY awards “provide much-deserved university-wide recognition of extraordinary professional achievement. I commend this year’s recipients and the campus presidents, faculty and staff who aid and support them in their success throughout the school year.”

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(Posted: May 09, 2006)

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