In 2010, Ed Swan co-authored a paper on augmented reality—a burgeoning branch of computer science poised to become mainstream with applications in gaming, medicine, online shopping and more.

Now, more than a decade later, that one paper has been cited over 500 times and earned Swan, a professor in the Bagley College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the 2022 Impact Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers—the leading, international professional organization in the industry.

“When you do any kind of research or scholarship, you are standing on the shoulders of those who came before you and hopefully providing some shoulders for people who will come later,” Swan said. “Winning this award reassures me that I will be lifting future generations of scientists.”

Swan continues to make an impact in his field with research and, most recently, a pandemic-delayed, visiting faculty semester at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.