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Zhe He Receives the 2022 Lois Lunin Award 

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is delighted to announce that Zhe He of Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. is the 2022 recipient of the Lois Lunin Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of Information Science and Technology through leadership, mentoring, and innovation. 

Dr. Zhe He is an Associate Professor at Florida State University School of Information. He also holds courtesy appointments with the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine of the College of Medicine and Department of Computer Science. He is Informatics Lead of University of Florida-Florida State University Clinical and Translational Science Award. His research focuses on the practice of information science and technology in health and biomedicine. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Eli Lilly and Company, Amazon, NVIDIA, FSU Council on Research and Creativity, and Institute for Successful Longevity. Dr. He obtained Ph.D. in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a BS in Computer Science from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Before joining FSU, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in leading health informatics and information science venues. He is an Associate Editor of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. In 2022, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association. 

In nominating He for the award, Jinxuan Ma from the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University stated, “Dr. He has strived to make an impactful contribution to medical/biomedical fields with his research expertise in biomedical ontologies, machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation, and big data analytics. With the aim of improving the population health and advance biomedical research through the collection, analysis, and application of health and clinical data, such passion to improve the lives of people has majorly impacted on Dr. He’s interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching, outstanding leadership, and influential mentorship.” 

Upon learning of his selection as the 2022 Lois Lunin Award winner, He said, “I’m thrilled to receive Lois Lunin Award from ASIS&T this year. This incredible honor recognizes my commitment and dedication to promoting the practice of information science and technology in the biomedical and health domain through leadership, mentoring, and innovation. In the era of COVID-19, like many educators and researchers in our field, I have a paramount responsibility to educate students on important issues around health information and data science and to innovate information technologies that positively impact our society. After learning about Dr. Lois Lunin’s incredible professional life designing and implementing medical information and imaging systems, I have an even stronger aspiration for continuing Dr. Lunin’s legacy and my contributions to the education and research in information science and technology for the betterment of our world.” 

The Lois Lunin Award was named in honor of long-time ASIS&T member and newsletter editor Lois Lunin. The award recognizes early or mid-career individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of Information Science and Technology through leadership, mentoring, and innovation.   

He will receive his award at the 2022 ASIS&T Annual Meeting to be held October 29 through November 1, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pa.