Russ Greiner receives the 2022 CS-Can|Info-Can Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Russ Greiner is recognized for his contributions to Canadian computing over his career.

12 May 2023

Russ Greiner receives the 2022 CS-Can|Info-Can Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of computer science over their careers. These awards recognize career excellence in research, teaching, service, or any combination of these.

Greiner is recognized for many achievements over his career, in both machine learning and its applications to Metabolomics and Medicine. From this Amii article: "...Greiner began working on his most visible project: using his machine learning expertise to contribute to the Human Metabolome Database (HMDB). The HMDB is the most complete collection of information about small molecule metabolites found in the human body. It has served as a valuable resource in medical advancements in pharmaceuticals, cancer research and other areas." Over the years, his collaboration with many medical experts resulted in "hundreds of relevant publications across many areas – around 45 in cancer, over 30 in psychiatry, 40 in medical imaging, etc., as well as many deployed in well-used websites. In 2022, he was awarded the Precision Health Innovator Award."

CS-CAN-INFO-CAN counts among its members more than 60 organizations active in computing research: academic departments of computer science and computer engineering; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia; and affiliated professional societies. CS-CAN-INFO-CAN works with these organizations to represent the computing research community and to effect change that benefits both computing research and society at large.

Read the more on Amii's website here.

Read more about Russ Greiner's Precision Health Innovator Award here.

Read more about previous CS-Can|Info-Can Lifetime Achievement Award winners from our department Rob Holte and Jonathan Schaeffer.