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The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, will honor the inductees at a ceremony in February.

Daniel ZengGentile Family Professor of MIS Daniel Zeng is one of six representatives of the University of Arizona have been named as 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Zeng was named a fellow for distinguished contributions to the field of collaborative computing and its applications to security informatics and national security.

He has extensive training and broad expertise in public health informatics, social media analytics, data and text mining and social computing. He has been leading an NIH/FDA-funded project aiming to develop a social media analytics-based approach for an understanding of e-cigarette adoption and messaging.

Zeng was a co-principal investigator of the BioPortal project, funded by the NSF and the DHS, developing an integrated informatics platform for cross-jurisdictional infectious disease information sharing, spatial-temporal modeling and syndromic surveillance. The research results were successfully applied to public health monitoring during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed on AAAS members by their peers. An induction ceremony will take place on Feb. 17, 2018, in Austin, Texas.

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