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Chen, Martinez, Molnar, and Suh receive teaching awards (9/8/2014)

Tsuhan ChenTsuhan Chen  Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award
This is the highest award for teaching in the college. Chen was nominated by colleagues from ECE and then selected by a committee, comprised of former teaching prizewinners from within the College of Engineering.


Jose MartinezJose Martinez  Kenneth A. Goldman ’71 Excellence in Teaching Award
This is the highest award for teaching in the college. Martinez was nominated by colleagues from our School and then selected by a committee, comprised of former teaching prizewinners from within the College of Engineering


AAlyosha Molnarl Molnar  James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award
This is the highest award for teaching in the college. Molnar was nominated by colleagues within ECE and selected by a committee, comprised of former teaching prizewinners from within the College of Engineering.


G. Edward SuhEdward Suh  Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award

This is the highest award for teaching in the college. Suh was nominated by colleagues from ECE and then selected by a committee, comprised of former teaching prizewinners from within the College of Engineering.



David Albonesi receives Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching (7/7/2014)

David AlbonesiDavid Albonesi was recently honored as the 2014 recipient of the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This award is given annually to one faculty member in recognition of extraordinary teaching.

Professor Albonesi is the Associate Director of ECE and a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, three IBM Faculty Awards, three IEEE Micro Top Picks paper awards, three industry excellence awards, and the Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award. His current research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable multi-core architectures, power- and reliability-aware computing, and energy-efficient smart buildings.

More information about Professor David Albonesi can be found at http://www.ece.cornell.edu/ece/people/profile.cfm?netid=dha7 or http://www.csl.cornell.edu/~albonesi/.

Sheila Hemami named Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow (11/1/2012)

Sheila-HemamiProfessor Sheila Hemami has been named a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell President David J. Skorton has announced. Hemami is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is also Associate Director of the School.

Weiss fellowships recognize tenured faculty who have "sustained records of effective, inspiring, and distinguished teaching of undergraduate students and of contributions to undergraduate education." Hemami was praised by her students for her "contagious excitement about the subject" and her "focus on problem-solving skills with real-world applications." Similarly, Hemami's colleagues cited her leadership in curriculum revisions, dissemination of best practices in teaching, and programs for women students and faculty. Hemami will be formally honored for this fellowship in May 2013 during Commencement Weekend.

Hemami is the fourth ECE faculty member to be named a Weiss Fellow, following C. Richard Johnson, Clifford Pollock, and Michael Kelley, making ECE the Cornell department with the largest number of Weiss Fellows.

Rajit Manohar receives Kenneth A. Goldman ’71 Excellence in Teaching Award (10/29/2012)

Rajit ManoharThe College of Engineering has selected Rajit Manohar as recipient of the Kenneth A. Goldman '71 Excellence in Teaching Award. This is the highest award for teaching in the college.  Manohar was nominated by colleagues from our School and then selected by a committee, comprised of former teaching prize winners from within the College of Engineering.




Salman Avestimehr and Bruce Land receive Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Awards (10/29/2012)

A Salman AvestimehrBruce LandThe College of Engineering has selected A. Salman Avestimehr and Bruce Land as recipients of the Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award. This is the highest award for teaching in the college. Avestimehr and Land were nominated by colleagues from our School and then selected by a committee, comprised of former teaching prize winners from within the College of Engineering.




Stephen Wicker receives Douglas Whitney ’61 Excellence in Teaching Award (9/29/2012)

Stephen-WickerThe College of Engineering has selected Stephen Wicker as recipient of the Douglas Whitney ’61 Excellence in Teaching Award. This is the highest award for teaching in the college. Wicker was nominated by colleagues from our School and then selected by a committee, comprised of former teaching prize winners from within the College of Engineering.




Bruce Land receives IEEE Teaching Award (6/7/2010)

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The award citation reads: "The Cornell section of the IEEE would like to congratulate Bruce Land as the Cornell professor who, over the course of the spring 2010 semester, has best exemplified the ideals and spirit of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering."

Bruce Land is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell. He teaches three courses in ECE and advises masters of engineering projects in ECE and Biomedical Engineering.

 

Clifford Pollock receives McCormick Award for Excellence in Advising (9/21/2009)

1RW_6457_select_220x281Professor Clifford Pollock receives the Marsha D. McCormick Award for excellence in advising first year students. Advising first year students takes on particular significance since this is the initiation period for young adults into a unique and intense learning community. At Cornell, this means knowing how to make referrals for academic issues, career and guidance counseling, and mental health assessment. 

Professor Pollock was able to customize each relationship, blend skills of interest, and guide and mentor each of his advisees. Professor Pollock received nominations from first year students, faculty and administration.

David Delchamps receives Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award (5/8/2009)

David-DelchampsDelchamps was one of four Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising awardees honored on May 23rd at a Trustee-Faculty dinner “which recognizes the winners of university-wide teaching and advising awards along with newly tenured faculty”. A committee of previous winners provided nominees for the award to President Skorton who in turn made the final selection based on Professor Delchamp’s “wonderful testimonials from students and colleagues about [his] advising”. 

Cornell Trustee Stephen Ashley established the Carpenter Awards in honor of Kendall S. Carpenter, a professor of business management at Cornell from 1954 -1967. The Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award recognizes an individual’s “sustained and distinguished contributions of professorial faculty and senior lecturers to undergraduate advising.” 

Professor Delchamps has been on the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1982. His research focuses on applying techniques from dynamical systems theory, game theory, and stochastic processes to the modeling, analysis, and design of natural and artificial complex multi-agent systems. Such systems arise in variety of application areas ranging from biology to telecommunication networking to economics.

Bhave, Land, Shealy receive James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award (9/5/2008)

Sunil BhaveBruce LandRichard ShealySunil Bhave, Bruce Land, and Richard Shealy have been selected as College of Engineering’s outstanding teachers and will be recognized this fall as winners of the James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award. This is the highest award for teaching in the college. The three ECE educators were nominated by colleagues within the department and selected by a committee, comprised of former teaching prizewinners from within the College of Engineering.


John Belina receives Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award (8/25/2007)

John BelinaCornell Engineering Magazine, Summer 2007, p 32 

"... John Belina has recently been awarded the university’s Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award. The $5,000 award recognizes “sustained and distinguished contributions of professorial faculty and senior lecturers to undergraduate advising.” Previously, he was named the 2006–2009 Rosenblatt Endowed Faculty Fellow for his sustained contributions to students outside the classroom and to the life of the residential communities. 'Advising is one of the most important things at Cornell because [the university] is very decentralized,' says Belina..."


Toby Berger receives IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award (10/1/2006)

Toby BergerProfessor Toby Berger, Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the 2006 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award "for sustained excellence in graduate education and research information theory." This award honors teachers of electrical and electronics engineering and the related disciplines, "for inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest."

Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Awards Board through the Technical Field Awards Council, and is based on the following criteria: excellence in teaching graduate students, curriculum development with the inclusion of current research and development knowledge that reflects the state of the art in courses, authorship of course material for graduate students; and involvement with and direction of students to prepare them for effective careers in engineering and the sciences, and the quality of the nomination. The award is made to one individual only, and consists of a bronze medal, certificate and honorarium. Professor Berger is the second faculty member of ECE to receive this prestigious award; the first recipient was Professor Lester F. Eastman, who received the award in 1999.

Richard Johnson awarded Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship (3/17/2004)

C. Richard Johnson, Jr.Professor C. Richard Johnson, Jr., was the recipient of one of the 2004 Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowships for effective, inspiring and distinguished teaching of undergraduate students. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, advising and outstanding efforts toward instructional improvement and development. 

Professor Johnson is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the 2003 Joel Spira Excellence in Teaching Award from Cornell's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; the 2002 J.P. and Mary Barger '50 Teaching Award and the 1996 Michael Tien '72 Teaching Award, from Cornell's College of Engineering; and was the recipient of the 1983 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teacher Award, a national award from the electrical engineering honorary society Eta Kappa Nu.

Zygmunt Haas selected as IEEE Expert Lecturer (12/16/2003)

Zygmunt HaasZygmunt J. Haas was reselected as "IEEE Expert Lecturer" for the IEEE Communications Society, 2002-03 and 2003-04.

 

 




Lester Eastman receives Distinguished Educator Award (12/16/2003)

eastman_1291_07_007(1)Lester Eastman received the 2003 Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society.