“2006 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award”
Professor 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.