Feb. 2, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 10

Welcome Additions

Assoc. Prof. Diane M. Ring (Law)
JD, Harvard Law School
Field of Interest: Taxation

Courses: Basic Income Taxation, International Tax, Advanced Issues in Corporation Taxation
Prior to joining Boston College, Ring taught at the University of Florida and Harvard law schools. She has co-authored two books on her field of specialization, Federal Income Taxation of Corporate Enterprise and US International Taxation, both published in 2005. Ring is currently working on a research project examining the future of international tax relations. As an undergraduate at Harvard, she was a John Harvard Scholar, Harvard College Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Frederick J. Adelmann, SJ, Professor of Philosophy John Sallis
PhD, Tulane University
Field of Interest: Platonic text; phenomenology
Courses: Plato, Phaedo; Philosophy and Painting; German Idealism

Sallis, who last November received an honorary doctorate of philosophy from the University of Freiburg, came to BC from Pennsylvania State University where he held the Edwin Erle Sparks Professorship in Philosophy. He has also taught at Vanderbilt University, Loyola University of Chicago, Duquesne University and University of the South. Sallis is the author of 15 books on philosophy, including the forthcoming Topographies, and is editor of another 14 scholastic books and publications as well as founding editor of the philosophical journal Research in Phenomenology.

Prof. Tayfun Sonmez (Economics)
PhD, University of Rochester
Fields of Interest: Microeconomic theory; game theory; mechanism/market design
Courses: Game Theory, Advanced Micro Theory

Among his other research, Sonmez has published econometric-based theories for matching live kidney donors in two- and three-way exchanges and placing students in various Boston Public Schools. While jointly working as a research fellow at the Harvard Business School and teaching economics at Koc University in his native Turkey, Sonmez last May received the Turkish Academy of Sciences' Science Award. He has taught at the University of Michigan in addition to his faculty position at Koc University in Istanbul.

Asst. Prof. Gang Tan (CSOM)
PhD, Princeton University
Fields of Interest: Computer security; programming languages; software engineering; formal methods and automated theorem proving
Course: Algorithms

Tan, who held the Francis Upton Graduate Fellowship at Princeton University for four years, received both his doctoral and master's degrees from that school. He previously had received bachelor's degrees in computer science and economics from Tsinghua University in China. As a teenager, Tan won first prize in China's National Olympic Contest in Information Science, and while in college won the Lenovo Cup Computer Programming Contest. While at Princeton he served internships with NEC Labs and Microsoft Research.
-Reid Oslin

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