Alumnus Dr. Art Hitomi Receives ICS Ingenuity Award

On May 29, alumnus Dr. Arthur Hitomi received the ICS Ingenuity Award at the joint ICS and Engineering Ingenuity 2018 event held at UCI’s Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center. The Ingenuity Award is bestowed upon individuals who have had a tremendous impact on the schools of engineering and ICS by devoting not only material resources but also significant amounts of time to help advance the academic programs. ICS Dean Marios Papaefthymiou presented the ICS award to Hitomi.

Dean Papaefthymiou and alum Dr. Arthur Hitomi, Ingenuity Award.

Dr. Hitomi earned his Ph.D. from ICS in 2010. His advisor was Prof. Richard N. Taylor, founding Director of ISR. Hitomi also earned his B.S. (‘96) and M.S. (‘04) from ICS. He is president, CEO and co-founder of Numecent, and is a recognized figure in the areas of application virtualization and streaming. Hitomi is a former chair of the ICS Dean’s Leadership Council, a role he held for three years. He was inducted into the ICS Hall of Fame in 2017.With Appreciation for Service as Chair of the ICS Dean’s Leadership Council.

“On behalf of the ICS community, I wish to express my deep appreciation for Art’s dedicated and impactful service as Chair of the ICS Leadership Council,” said Dean Papaefthymiou. “Through his tireless efforts, Art was instrumental in the rapid and deliberate expansion of this vital ICS committee, engaging the School’s influential alums, key corporate partners, and friends in the community. A passionate supporter of ICS, Art is a leader in technology and entrepreneurship who brings distinction to our School and recognizes the importance of supportive alumni in elevating its prominence. It has been a privilege working with Art, and I look forward to his continued engagement with our School.”


Prof. Emeritus Richard N. Taylor with Dr. Art Hitomi.


Hitomi reflected on the award: “I am honored that the school of ICS recognized me with the Ingenuity Award. I am especially grateful as it was my ICS experience that gave me the foundation for providing innovations to industry over the years. Chairing the ICS Leadership Council was an opportunity that allowed me to connect both local and Bay Area talents to UCI. I am happy I was able to make a substantial impact in bridging academia and industry for the school.”

Congratulations to Dr. Art Hitomi!

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