Peter Brusilovsky, Associate Professor in SIS, is the recipient of the E.T.S. Walton Visitor Award sponsored by the Science Foundation Ireland.  This prestigious program supports “highly qualified academic researchers (from outside Ireland) to carry out research projects of their own choice in Ireland.”  Dr. Brusilovsky was awarded the three-month fellowship in May 2006 and will be hosted by the National College of Ireland and Trinity College, both in Dublin.

This award will allow him to work over the summer on his research project, "Adaptive Systems for Web-Based Education: Architectures and Evaluation."  In addition, Brusilovsky will serve as the director of a summer program on personalized E-learning.

The E.T.S. Walton Visitors Award was created to honor the legacy of E.T.S. Walton, Ireland’s 1951 Nobel Laureate in Physics.  The program, which annually supports 5-6 researchers, brings international investigators from academia and industry to Ireland to strengthen the country’s connections to the research community.  Brusilovsky, honored to be a part of this remarkable group of researchers, has also been the recipient of the James S. McDowell Fellowship (US), the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), and the Royal Society Ex-Quota Fellowship (UK).  Dr. Brusilovsky will return from Ireland in September.