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Bauer Honored for Computing Education Contributions
August 8, 2011 — Henry Bauer, University of Wyoming professor emeritus of computer science, has been selected as a fellow of CSAB Inc., the profession's leading accreditation program. He was honored for his outstanding contributions to the computing profession and to computing education.
CSAB is part of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accredits more than 3,100 programs at more than 600 colleges and universities worldwide.
During his 33 years at the university, Bauer served as chairman of the Department of Computer Science (1978-86, 1993-97) and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences (1997-2006). He was among the first program evaluators to serve CSAB in 1985 and became a commissioner for CSAB's Computing Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC).
He was a member-at-large of the CSAC Executive Committee that turned into the executive committee of the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) Bauer served as CAC chair in 2004-05 and now is a CAC team chair for computing accreditation evaluations and a member of the ABET Global Council.
A specialist in compiling for parallel machines, Bauer joined the UW faculty in 1973 after receiving his Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford University.