Dr. Michael Rung-Tsong Lyu, Professor at the Computer Science & Engineering Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been co-awarded the distinction of 2010 IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year Award by the IEEE Reliability Society. With monetary recognition, Engineering of the Year Award is one of the highest awards offered from the IEEE Reliability Society. The IEEE Reliability Society is one of the 43 Societies and Councils in IEEE. The IEEE supports the technical and professional interests of over 400,000 members in 160 countries. It publishes a third of the world's literature in the electrical engineering and computer science fields, sponsors over 1100 conferences each year, and has an active portfolio of nearly 1,300 industry standards and projects under development.

The honor of being named IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year Award recognizes an individual for key contributions to the reliability profession within the last few years, including: reliability technical contributions, reliability management contributions, reliability publications, contributions to reliability education, IEEE Reliability Society Service, and other IEEE service positions.

Prof. Lyu was cited for his "achievements in software reliability modeling, measurement, and engineering." Prof. Lyu is an international expert in the area of software reliability engineering, including software reliability design, testing, modeling and analysis. He proposed a number of innovative design and evaluation schemes for software engineering and fault tolerance, and he initiated software reliability modeling and measurement efforts which were widely adopted by researchers and practitioners. Prof. Lyu has published close to 400 publications in his research areas, including software reliability, software engineering, dependable computing, distributed systems, data mining, social networks, information retrieval, and multimedia techniques. He was also elected to IEEE Fellow in 2004.

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