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NMSU's Bustamante named to Who's Who in America

Donald Bustamante, a project manager for New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory and expert in the field of artificial intelligence, has been selected for inclusion in the 55th edition of "Who's Who in America."

The recognition is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their fields of endeavor and who have contributed to the betterment of contemporary society, according to the Marquis Who's Who Publication Board.

Bustamante has been involved in research and application of artificial intelligence technologies to a wide variety of problems ranging from meteorology to financial and military applications. Last year he was the only American serving on the Scientific Program Committee for the International Conference on the Fusion of Earth Data held in Cote d'Azur, France. Currently he is on the Scientific Program Committee for the 2001 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. He will chair a session on artificial intelligence applications in finance and serve as the associate editor for the conference proceedings.

The American Meteorological Society appointed him to its Scientific and Technical Activities Committee on Artificial Intelligence, responsible for supporting the publication of high-quality research, assessing new research for efficacy and relevance to meteorology; encouraging research in meteorological areas; and sponsoring artificial intelligence sessions in AMS conferences.

Bustamante also has served on the NMSU faculty as an associate professor. Last year, he was named to the 5th edition of "Who's Who in Science and Engineering."

Karl Hill
Nov. 29, 2000