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‚Äč2007 Alumni Achievement Awards

Vincent Hoi-Yuen Li

Vincent Hoi-Yuen Li
BSEE '73, BSAMCS '73, MSEE '75
Alumni Achievement Award

Prior to pursuing his undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Math and Computer Science at Washington University, Vincent Hoi-Yuen Li was awarded the Special Government Award in Hong Kong. For the award, he placed 98th out of 25,000 students in an open examination.

Following graduation, Vincent worked for the Brunswick Corporation and Dart and Kraft. In 1980, he was awarded US Patent No. 4215700. Three years later, Vincent returned to Hong Kong and held managerial positions in product development and manufacturing companies.

In 1990, Vincent founded Countkey Limited and Sunrays Electronics Limited, serving as Managing Director of both. In 1998, he founded Keysbond Limited. With headquarters in Hong Kong, Keysbond secures business deals internationally including work with Europe, North America, Japan and Korea. The company maintains operations in six countries, including research facilities in the United States and Germany. The manufacturing facilities in China employs nearly 2,000 personnel who work on a product range including digital cameras, PDAs, digital photo frames, educational toys, MP3 players, electronic dictionaries and health-care items. His company was the first in Hong Kong to mass produce a 3 Mega-pixel CMOS-sensor digital camera.

Vincent is a Fellow of the Asian Knowledge Management Association. He also adamantly works to assist under-privileged students from his home to pursue higher education at his alma mater. The "Vincent Li Scholarship" is particularly awarded to Washington University students from Hong Kong.


Richard P. Mattione

Richard P. Mattione
BSSSM '77
Alumni Achievement Award

Richard is a partner and portfolio manager for Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo and Company (GMO) in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a global money management firm with over $140 billion invested worldwide for institutional and corporate clients.

At GMO, Richard is responsible for the international active division's equity investments in Japan and Latin America. Investments in these markets currently represent over five billion dollars in total value for GMO clients. Prior to joining GMO, Richard worked as an economist and market strategist at J.P. Morgan and Co. in Tokyo and New York. Over the years, he has authored or co-authored a number of books and papers on international financial issues.

Aside from Richard's professional achievements, he currently serves Washington University as a member of the Boston Regional Cabinet and the Boston Regional Campaign Committee, and he is a Life Member of the William Greenleaf Eliot Society.

Richard Mattione earned two Master's degrees in Science and Art, and a Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University.


Jonathan S. Turner

Jonathan S. Turner
BSCS '77, BSEE '77
Alumni Achievement Award

Jonathan Turner was one of Washington University's first students to earn a 3-2 Dual Degree. He earned B.S. degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1977. While pursuing his graduate studies at Northwestern University, he earned a M.S. degree in computer science in 1979 and a Ph.D. in computer science in 1982.

As a professor at Washington University, Jon established the Advanced Networks Group and developed a new approach for multicast switching that was realized in a prototype ATM switching system. His pivotal 1986 paper, "New Directions in Communications," proposed a network architecture enabling the convergence of data, video and voice traffic within a single integrated network, and had a significant influence on thinking about how such networks should be implemented. In 2002, the paper was reprinted as a "landmark article" in the IEEE Communications Society's 50th anniversary issue of Communications Magazine.

Jon's research continues to advance the state-of-the-art in high performance networking. He and his students have developed a variety of innovative improvements to network devices, addressing the problems ranging from faster IP address lookup, to high performance packet classification, to improved methods for content scanning. A central focal of his current work is the development of flexible networking platforms that can host multiples "virtual routers," enabling more rapid development and deployment of innovative new network services.

Jon has been awarded 30 patents for his work in switching systems and many widely-cited publications. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007. Washington University has awarded him two of its greatest honors, including the Founder's Day Distinguished Faculty Award in 1993 and the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award in 2004.


Richard A. Roloff

Richard A. Roloff
BSIE'51
Dean's Award

A 1951 graduate of Washington University Engineering, Richard Roloff is a leader in the St. Louis business community and at Washington University. Prior to his appointment as vice chancellor for capital projects at Washington University, Richard served as a trustee from 1984-1991.

Before joining the University's staff, Richard distinguished himself in the land development business - a field he entered after serving two years in the United States Coast Guard. He joined Capitol Land Company in 1969 and became president within a year. He guided Capitol Land Company in multi-million dollar land developments of business, professional and commercial centers throughout the United States. Later, as president of Plaza Development Company, Richard spearheaded efforts for the development of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton. He was also heavily involved with the development of Plaza Frontenac and plans for downtown's Gateway Mall. With a clear understanding of the importance of continued community development surrounding the University, Richard also devoted himself to revitalize the 185 acres of deteriorating neighborhoods surrounding the University's School of Medicine.

Washington University honored Richard in 1976 with the Engineering Alumni Achievement Award, and in 2000 he received the Arts and Sciences Dean's Medal for his distinguished and enduring contributions to the overall advancement of Washington University.