Steve Sawyer, professor on the College of Info Research (iSchool) and core college member within the Renée Crown Honors Program, has been acknowledged with the 2021 Award of Advantage by the Affiliation for Info Science & Expertise (ASIS&T), the best honor given by the worldwide affiliation of knowledge science and know-how professionals. The award honors a person who has made in particular noteworthy and sustained contributions to the knowledge science discipline in analysis, science and instructing.
The 2021 ASIS&T Award of Advantage is predicated on three standards: impression on concept, scholarship and follow; exemplary management and sustained involvement; and training and mentoring. In nomination letters from colleagues across the globe, Sawyer is credited with “tireless championing of our self-discipline and our career” together with “a decades-long dedication to mentoring the long run technology of students” and being “a caring and beneficiant instructor and scholar who has, in his quiet manner, had a major impression on our discipline.”
“This recognition is de facto concerning the privilege of being a member of such an amazing college right here at Syracuse’s iSchool, the collegiality of my colleagues and collaborators, and all that I’ve gained from being round nice college students,” says Sawyer.
Sawyer’s analysis focuses on the methods wherein individuals set up to work collectively and use data and communication applied sciences in social practices and collective motion, the roles and capabilities of the applied sciences and techniques of knowledge sharing, and the institutional contexts wherein these occur. His present analysis initiatives embrace distributed scientific collaborations, scientific information repositories, project-based (gig or freelancing) work and the technological expertise (e.g., infrastructural competency and dealing on platforms) this requires, and new methods of organizing work.
“Steve’s analysis is each extremely related and important to advancing the sector of social informatics,” says iSchool Dean Raj Dewan. “I’m thrilled for him that his a long time of labor are being acknowledged and honored by his friends across the globe.”
“This recognition by an esteemed skilled group brings honor to each Steve and the iSchool,” says John Liu, interim vice chancellor and provost. “Steve conjures up each college students and school by specializing in the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge science and know-how and its impression on the worldwide economic system and society.”
In his nomination of Sawyer for the award, Kevin Crowston, affiliate dean for analysis and distinguished professor of knowledge science on the iSchool, wrote that Sawyer “demonstrates a dedication to the subsequent technology of students and knowledge professionals by way of his lively involvement in a spread of mentoring actions in his house establishments, by way of ASIS&T and past.”
Upon studying of his choice because the 2021 Award of Advantage winner, Sawyer mentioned, “I’m each stunned and honored by this recognition. I admire the popularity of my colleagues, and the chance to be a part of the knowledge science group at this necessary level in our society’s historical past.” He’ll obtain his award through the affiliation’s 2021 assembly in late October in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. ASIS&T represents hundreds of researchers, builders, practitioners, college students and professors from 50 international locations world wide.
Sawyer is the present editor in chief of the Journal of the Affiliation of Science and Info Expertise (JASIST). He obtained a D.B.A. and a grasp’s diploma in administration data techniques from Boston College. He additionally earned his grasp’s in ocean engineering from the College of Rhode Island. From his earliest printed work within the Nineteen Nineties to his newest publications, he has amassed a formidable physique of scholarship together with 46 articles, three books, 28 guide chapters, 37 refereed convention papers, greater than 70 invited talks and lots of different works.