The College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award was presented to Dan Gusfield, also in the Department of Computer Science. Dan has been a highly visible presence at UC Davis since arriving in 1987. He chaired the Department of Computer Science for four years, and he wrote the bioinformatics section of the genomics/bioinformatics initiative proposal that resulted in the creation of UC Davis’ Genomics Center. He also co-chaired the campus initiative on “Computational Characterization and Exploitation of Biological Networks,” which resulted in seven new faculty members hired in an equal number of different departments. He’s a distinguished author who recently published his third book, ReCombinatorics: The Algorithmics of Ancestral Recombination Graphs and Explicit Phylogenetic Networks. Putting that book’s theory into practice, Dan has been working with a UC Berkeley geneticist who hopes to use such techniques to better understand Type 2 diabetes.