BDPA, the largest African-American IT association in the U.S., will honor Intel Corp.’s Melvin Greer with a Lifetime Achievement Award during its July technology conference and career fair, citing Greer’s long-standing dedication to the IT industry.
Greer, director of data science and analytics, is responsible for Intel’s data science platform through artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing, and his systems and software engineering expertise has resulted in patented inventions in cloud computing and synthetic biology, according to BDPA.
Greer also functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, according to BDPA.
“It is an honor and pleasure to present Melvin Greer with the Lifetime Achievement Award—BDPA’s highest honor,” National BDPA Vice President Pamela Mathews said. “Mr. Greer exemplifies all that BDPA stands for in his supreme commitment and dedication to the information technology industry.”
Greer was previously recognized as Technologist of the Year by Black Engineer of the Year Awards, in recognition of his “outstanding technical contribution and products that have a broad impact and high value to society,” according to BDPA’s announcement.
Greer is also managing director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, where he leads science, technology, mathematical and engineering research initiatives, contributing to a more diverse generation of leaders and technical talent.
The award will be presented during BDPA’s 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair, held July 26-29, 2017, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.