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Council on Library and Information Resources Names 2001 A. R. Zipf Fellow

subject: A. R. Zipf Fellow
Terence Kelly

CLIR Press Release


For Immediate Release May 10, 2001

Contact: Deanna Marcum 202-939-4750

Council on Library and Information Resources Names 2001 A. R. Zipf Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Deanna Marcum, president of the Council on Library and Information Resources, announced today that the 2001 A. R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management has been awarded to Terence Kelly, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Michigan. Mr. Kelly is the fifth recipient of the Zipf Fellowship, which was established in 1997 to recognize a graduate student who shows exceptional promise for leadership and technical achievement in information management. Mr. Zipf, who passed away on January 1, 2000, had a longstanding interest in helping students and young professionals who pursue training in library science.

Mr. Kelly began doctoral study at the University of Michigan in 1996, after earning an A.B. in History (cum laude) from Princeton University and pursuing advanced coursework in computer science at Princeton. His research focuses on optimal resource allocation in hierarchical caching systems, especially Web caching. He has spoken and written extensively on this topic; his most recent article, “Optimal Web Cache Sizing: Scalable Methods for Exact Solutions” appeared in Computer Communications Vol. 24, No. 2 (February 2001).

Ms. Marcum said, “We are very pleased to make this award to Mr. Kelly. His combined strengths in the humanities and sciences provide an excellent basis for his research. We wish him every success in his work.”

A. R. Zipf was a pioneer in information management systems and a guiding force in many of the dramatic technological changes that occurred in the banking industry over the course of his forty-year career with the Bank of America.

The Council on Library and Information Resources is a private, nonprofit organization acting on behalf of the nation’s libraries, archives, and universities to develop and encourage collaborative strategies for preserving and providing access to the accumulated human record and to help them adapt to changes brought about by digital information technologies.

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