Guest blog post from Vijay K. Dhir, Dean, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science:
"The UCLA Engineering Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award, established in 1965, honors the superior achievements of alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the school. The hallmark of each recipient is a sterling record of distinguished career accomplishments, complemented by a history of outstanding contributions to the engineering profession.
For the past 20 years, Josephine Cheng has been at the forefront of relational database technology. As the Vice President of IBM Research - Almaden, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, winner of the 2006 Top 10 Software Leaders in China and UCLA's 2007 Professional Achievement Award, Josephine, without exception, has established new standards of excellence in her field.
With the numerous contributions to her profession, and notable service to the community, Josephine serves as a role model to so many. We are honored she will be accepting the 2010 Alumna of the Year Award on November 5 at our annual UCLA Engineering Awards Dinner. "
Learn more about Josephine's experience at UCLA and how her education helped her become one of the most influential women at IBM:
Josephine received both her B.S., 1975, Mathematics and Computer Science and M.S., 1977, Computer Science from UCLA. Her bio can be read here.