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A scholarship in memory of Nick Cercone

Nick Cercone

Nick Cercone
1946 — 2015


Professor Nick Cercone was a world‐renowned researcher in the fields of artificial intelligence, data mining and computational linguistics.  He was a wonderful person of great humanity: generous, humorous and selfless in his dealings with everyone.  An inspiring and caring mentor and supervisor to numerous post‐docs and graduate students, he was always willing to go the extra mile for them. He had a deep passion for nurturing emerging research talent.  Indeed, Nick gave everyone his time and experience without reservation, in a completely unselfish manner.

We will remember Nick’s enormous accomplishments and the lasting contributions he made to the lives of so many and to our entire community.

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Several of us, all long‐time friends of Nick Cercone, decided to honour him by creating an endowed National Graduate Scholarship in his name.  The IEEE Canadian Foundation—Nick was an IEEE Fellow—will hold and invest the funds that are raised. More information is available on their website.  We hope to raise at least $60,000, for an annual scholarship of $3,000.

We invite you to make a gift to the fund: you can send a cheque along with this form to:

Mr. Luc Matteau, Treasurer, IEEE Canadian Foundation
456 Rogers Street
Peterborough, ON
K9H 1W9

or you can visit
please select “Nick Cercone Graduate Student Scholarship in CS Fund” from the pull‐down menu labeled as “General Fund”. 

Your contribution, by mail or online, is tax‐deductible in Canada.


Thank you.