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Honorary doctorate for Pattie Maes

Pattie Maes, one of the pioneers in a new IT research area named Software Agents and an Associate Professor at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology’s Media Laboratory, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Free University of Brussels.

Born and educated in Flanders, Professor Maes studied for her Bachelor’s degree and a PhD in computer science at the university. In addition, to her work at MIT, she has been an active Internet entrepreneur since 1994 and was a founder of Firefly Network Inc. as well as several other companies.

The World Economic Forum has named her a “Global Leader for Tomorrow”, while Time Digital has selected her as a member of the Cyber Elite, the top 50 technological pioneers of the high-tech world.

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30 November 2001

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