CICS-MD Staff Promotions

September 8, 2017 01:52 PM

On September 7, the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences, which oversees ESSIC and CICS, announced the promotion of 66 professional-track faculty. Sixteen of these promotions were earned by CICS-MD staff.

Xiaolei Zou was promoted to Research Professor. Three members were promoted to Associate Research Professor: Melissa Kenney, Ariana Sutton-Grier and Tim Canty. Michael Gerst was promoted to Assistant Research Professor.

Four CICS-MD staff members were promoted to Associate Research Scientists:  Yong Chen, Liqing Jiang, Xiaozhen (Shawn) Xiong, and Hu (Tiger) Yang.

Seven of our staff were promoted to Assistant Research Scientists: Alejandro Egido, Min Huang, Lin Lin, Zhengkun Qin, Nai-Yu Wang, Zhankun Wang, and Zhuo Wang.

James Gurka was promoted from Faculty Assistant to Faculty Specialist.

Congratulations to all for this well-deserved recognition.

The full list is at


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