October 26, 2016

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Trendsetters: Today and Beyond

High-impact leaders who are making a difference in Florida and beyond -- but whose biggest contributions may be yet to come. The governors also make their picks.

Mike Vogel | 9/1/2008

Huiyang Zhou

Huiyang Zhou
Huiyang Zhou [Photo: Gregg Matthews]

» If you’ve ever been frustrated by buggy software, pray that Huiyang Zhou’s research pans out. Zhou, 38, an assistant UCF professor, is working on a way to automate debugging — finding bugs, isolating them, proving they’re the reason for a program failure. He’s also working with researchers at AMD in Orlando on general purpose computing on graphics processors.

Daryl Parks
Daryl Parks
Daryl Parks

» Daryl Parks, 40, was the first Florida A&M University student elected to two consecutive terms as student government president and was his fraternity’s National College Brother of the Year. After getting his law degree at Florida State University in 1995, he co-founded and became managing partner of Parks & Crump in Tallahassee. Parks grew up poor in Polk County. His mother died at 43 after her insurance company wouldn’t pay for a liver transplant. He’s now a personal injury lawyer and a Gov. Crist appointee to the FAMU board of trustees.

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