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 Good News: David Dailey earns SRU Scholarly, Creative Achievement award 



SRU Good News for April 5, 2010


David Dailey earns SRU Scholarly, Creative Achievement award


David Dailey, Slippery Rock University professor of computer science, will be presented the President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement Sunday at 2 p.m. as part of the Academic Honors Convocation in Morrow Field House.

            Dailey's award-winning book "An SVG Primer for Today's Browsers" earned him the honor. IT was the first book published by the World Wide Web Consortium and provides the standards for the World Wide Web's next generation.

Scalable vector graphics, best known as "SVG" to those involved in computer work, are used to transform how spatial data is developed, analyzed and disseminated through the World Wide Web and through a range of hand-held devices. 

SVG is already deployed in more than 600 million cell phones and its utility is now beginning to be seen by the corporate world. 

Dailey joined the SRU faculty in 1999. He is a member of the Organizing Committee of SVG Open at Google's headquarters. His research has taken him to Germany and Japan, and he has been invited by Harvard University and the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control to participate in research at Rice University, Harvard and Apple Inc.'s headquarters.    

            "David's work in these areas continues to be cutting edge and present immediate application. He has produced significant contributions to both how data is represented and how it is searched. He has recently been identified as a key contributor to the development of basic infrastructural issues related to SVG and the next generation Web. On campus, his scholarship is being applied through his efforts to coordinate the development of an SVG dynamic map for campus and admission use," one nominator wrote.

            Dailey earned his masters degree at the University of Colorado after earning his bachelor of science degree at the University of New Mexico.

The convocation will honor nearly 2,650 dean's list students, 60 Presidential Scholar honorees, 520 academic scholarship recipients, 130 scholar athletes, 17 community service learning volunteers and the 2010 President's Award recipients.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives. 


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