Broomfield, Colorado, USA -- Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that its president, COO and chief technical officer Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, has been appointed to the Advisory Group for the Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society (CEES) at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Established in 2007, CEES focuses the talents of the nation on addressing the ethical and social dimensions of engineering, both as a profession and an agent of innovation. CEES activities address ethically significant issues that arise in engineering and scientific research, education, and practice. These issues arise for individual engineers and scientists as well as for social organizations and institutions. CEES projects engage a wide audience to help improve ethics education and enhance social responsibility in engineering and science. As a crucial component of its mission, CEES manages the NAE Online Ethics Center of Engineering and Science, a resource for engineering practitioners, scientists, educators, students, and others.
The Advisory Group oversees CEES and is comprised of active leaders in engineering, engineering research, and engineering education programs; engineering ethics research, education, and practice; and research and education on societal issues in engineering.
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering and the author of nine authoritative books and more than 200 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He has received numerous honors from national and international scientific and engineering societies, governments, universities, and NGOs, including technical awards for excellence in scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). He has been recognized with the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of America’s highest accolades; the Pride of Heritage Award from the Lebanese American Foundation; and the Lebanese American University Alumni of the Year Award. He was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the highest honor the university bestows on its alumni.
Dr. Boulos has been awarded Honorary Diplomate status by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) and Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), the top honors for both academies. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer; and to the grade of Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Dist.M.ASCE), the Society’s most esteemed honor. He is also a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).
Dr. Boulos is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University (New York, NY, and Beirut, Lebanon) and serves on the Board of Trustees of AAWRE and ACOPNE; the Boards of Directors of Innovyze, MWH Global (Broomfield, CO) and America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc./AMIDEAST (Washington, D.C.); the ASCE Industry Leaders Council (Reston, VA); and the Dean’s International Council of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL). He has been a member of advisory boards and councils for many organizations, including the Buck Advisory Council of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (Novato, CA), the USEPA Science Advisory Board, the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.
Among the other distinguished members of the CEES Advisory Group are Dr. Thomas Budinger, Professor in Residence Emeritus at the University of California Berkeley; Ed Carr, Chief Compliance Officer for Siemens Corp.; Dr. Glen Daigger, former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CH2M Hill; Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr., Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland; Dr. Joseph R. Herkert, Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology at Arizona State University; Dr. Sharon Jones, Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Portland; Dr. William Kelly, former Director of External Affairs at the American Society for Engineering Education; Dr. Felice Levine, Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association; Dr. Indira Nair, Carnegie Mellon’s Vice Provost Emeritus for Education; Dr. Sarah Pfatteicher, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr. Chris Schairbaum, Director of Innovation and Development at Texas Instruments; Dr. Jen Schneider, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University; and Dr. Paul Thompson, W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food, and Community Ethics at Michigan State University.
“I look forward to working with this distinguished group to advance the practice of ethical engineering in the face of rapidly shifting changes in environmental, technological and design policy,” said Boulos. “The work we do carries with it tremendous social responsibility for the safety and well-being of the public at large, and it’s vital for us to understand and meet the complex challenges we face.”
For more information on the Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society at the National Academies, visit http://www.nae.edu/Projects/CEES.aspx.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.