DISTINCTIONS, AWARDS, HONOURS

a) RESEARCH DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS


1.  President  of the Association for Logic Programming,   January 2001 to January 2005.
2. Outstanding Achievement Award (for research, teaching and administration), Simon Fraser University, 2002 to 2007.
3. Honoured as one of the Founders of Logic Programming This is an honour  bestowed by the  Association of Logic Programming in  1997, to recognize the pioneers of the field:

              Maurice Bruynooghe, Belgium
               Jacques Cohen, USA
               Alain Colmerauer, France
               Veronica Dahl, Canada
               Maarten van Emden, Canada
               Herve Gallaire, France
               Robert Kowalski, UK
               Jack Minker, USA
               Fernando Pereira, USA
               Luis Moniz Pereira, Portugal
               Ray Reiter, Canada
               Alan Robinson, USA
               Peter Szeredi, Hungary
               David H.D. Warren, UK
4. Director, FLoC, Inc. (Federated Logic Conferences):  since 2004.
5. Chercheur Etranger, CNRS, LPL, Universite de Provence, France  (March to June 2003).
6. Coordinator of the SIG Computational Logic and Natural Language Processing (CL&NLP) (a joint initiative of Compulog Net EU/the Americas)1998-2001
7. Women Scholars Award
, Queen's University, 1995.
8. Senior Industrial Fellowship Research Award, MPR Teltech Ltd., British Columbia (1994-1995).
9. Calouste Gulbenkian Award for Science and Technology, 1994.
10. Appointed Member of the Canadian National Sciences Research Council's Computing and Information Sciences Grant  Selection Committee, 1991-93.  
11. Two research awards with CWARC, 1988-90.
12. Record-setting contract with IBM, 1983-86.
13. Awarded a scholarship from the German Government for research, 1980 (had to resign for personal reasons)
14. Winner of the Third Prize for Scientific Production in Engineering Sciences, for Hydric Resources Optimization  through  Graph Theory, Gran Buenos Aires Area, Argentina. 1978.
15. Research Award from the French Government (BNIST #291-767), 1976.
16. Awarded a scholarship from the French Government for post-graduate studies, 1974.


b)  TEACHING AWARDS

Outstanding Achievement Award (for research, teaching and administration), Simon Fraser University, 2002 to 2007.
Innovative Teaching Program Award
(with Drs. Han and Tarau, 1996/7: 50,000$ from the MSTL Innovations Fund)


c) SERVICE AWARDS

Outstanding Achievement Award (for research, teaching and administration), Simon Fraser University, 2002 to 2007.
Distinguished Service Award
,
Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS), 1999.


d) LITERARY AWARDS