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Dave Delchamps receives 2015 Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cornell Engineering students have elected ECE’s David Delchamps as the Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015, recognizing him as one of the College of Engineering’s most outstanding teachers. The annual award is presented at a luncheon hosted by the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA).

“In my opinion, the most prestigious teaching award is the Tau Beta Pi award, selected by the students to honor one faculty member in the entire college.” said Clif Pollock, ECE Director. “I’ve lost count of how many times Dave has won this particular award—we may eventually have to resort to a log scale to keep track. It is nice to see the students still appreciate his style.”

The Tau Beta Pi engineering Honor Society annually recognizes one tenure-track professor as one of the college’s most outstanding teachers. Professors are nominated by their students and selected by Tau Beta Pi. Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character.

Delchamps is the current ECE Undergraduate Advising Coordinator and is a member of numerous committees both for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and for the College of Engineering. He has received many awards for both teaching and advising.

Delchamps has been on the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1982. He is interested in 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.

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