Ferdinand Alimadhi Receives 2013 Dean's Distinction

February 20, 2013
Ferdinand Alimadhi Receives 2013 Dean's Distinction

IQSS staff member Ferdinand Alimadhi has been chosen as a recipient of the 2013 FAS Dean's Distinction Award. Alimadhi has been with the Institute for Quantitative Social Science since 2004, and currently serves as lead application architect. Most notably, he is creator and project lead of OpenScholar, which enables users to create academic websites quickly and easily. His work also focuses on translating complex statistical models into robust software, using state-of-the-art algorithms and development techniques.

Michael D. Smith, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Harvard University, describes the Dean's Distinction Award as honoring staff members "whose critical contributions and skillful collaboration have delivered outstanding results for the FAS." Recipients of this year's Dean's Distinction, he explains, represent 50 different FAS departments and units and made significant technical, administrative, and financial contributions to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

IQSS congratulates Ferdinand Alimadhi, as well as the other recipients of this year's Dean's Distinction!