Donald J. Patterson

Category: Honors/Awards

Instructional Technology Innovation Award

The Office on Information Technology, the Council on Student Experience and the Teaching Learning & Technology Center at UCI awarded Prof. Tomlinson, Prof. Nardi and myself the Instructional Technology Innovation Award for 2015! It comes with a engraved trophy and a $1000 cash award and was for the online course “Global Disruption and Information Technology“

AI Journal Prominent Paper Award

AI Journal Cover Page

I’m very proud to have been awarded, with my co-authors, a 5-year prominent paper award from the AI Journal for the paper,  Learning and Inferring Transportation Routines.  Here is the text of their award: This paper introduces a hierarchical Markov model that can learn and infer a user’s daily movements through an urban community, and…

2005 ISWC Best Paper Award

2005 IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers Best Paper Award

I am thrilled and honored to have been awarded the 2005 ISWC Best Paper award for our paper on “Fine-grained Activity Recognition by Aggregating Abstract Object Usage“. It was a collaborative effort amongst myself, Dieter Fox, Henry Kautz and Matthai Philipose. There are few research honors that are exhilarating as a best paper award.

Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout Award

I am an Eagle Scout. I earned my award in 1989 with an Eagle Scout project that entailed using a very early database system to catalog tombstones in the Fairfax County area.  Most of the tombstones were under threat from development and contained genealogy information that is otherwise unavailable.