Inc. Senior Vice President Lew Schwartz, second from
right, is joined by UK Engineering Dean Tom Lester,
UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. and Gartner Endowed Chair
in Network Engineering Mukesh Singhal.
firm's 1998 gift of $900,000 was one of the first
private gifts to qualify for state matching funds
from the Commonwealth's Research Challenge Trust Fund
(RCTF). The RCTF matching funds combined with Gartner's
gift created a total of $1.8 million for the endowed
30, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. today
welcomed representatives of Gartner Inc., the internationally
distinguished information technology research firm,
to the UK campus.
was hallmarked by an opportunity for Gartner officials
Lew Schwartz, senior vice president and general counsel;
and Doug Hurley, GartnerG2 director, to meet Mukesh
Singhal, Ph.D., an internationally distinguished research
scholar appointed to the UK College of Engineering
Department of Computer Science Gartner Endowed Chair
in Network Engineering. To date, UK is the only university
to receive Gartner funding for an endowed chair.
1998 gift of $900,000 also has the distinction of
being one of the first private gifts to qualify for
state matching funds from the Commonwealth's Research
Challenge Trust Fund (RCTF). The RCTF matching funds
combined with Gartner's gift created a total of $1.8
million for the endowed chair.
not only provided support for research in advanced
network engineering, but also for leadership in developing
a cross-disciplinary curriculum to provide students
with a wide range of relevant networking experiences.
was appointed to the endowed chair in 2001. He brings
to the university nationally and internationally recognized
expertise in areas mirroring primary national information
technology priorities: network and information security,
distributed computing systems and wireless networks.
joining UK, Singhal was the program director of the
Operating Systems and Compilers Program of The Directorate
of Computer and Information Science and Engineering
at the National Science Foundation, as well as a full
professor in the Department of Computer and Information
Science at The Ohio State University.
Inc. is a research and advisory firm that helps more
than 10,500 clients understand technology and drive
business growth. Gartner's businesses consist of Gartner
Research, Gartner Consulting, Gartner Measurement
and Gartner Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered
in Stamford, Conn., and has 4,000 associates, including
1,200 research analysts and consultants, in more than
90 locations worldwide. Fiscal 2001 revenue totaled
$963 million. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.