Professor Ken De Jong has retired after 30 years as a faculty member at Mason. Ken joined the CS department in 1985 and has been a valuable member of the Mason community for over 30 years (rising to the rank of University Professor in 2009). His many contributions to the field of AI, to the CS department and to Mason were celebrated at a reception organized by the department earlier this year on April 15.

Prof. DeJong will continue participating in research projects at Mason in his new role as Professor Emeritus of Computer Science. We wish him all the best in his "rebalancing" plan.