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“Martínez, 2011 Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year in the College of Engineering”
José Martínez has been elected the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year by the engineering students.
José Martínez has been elected the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year by the engineering students. In a letter from Dean Collins, Prof. Martínez was congratulated for his "talent as one of our [College of Engineering] most outstanding teachers." Prof. Martínez received the award at a luncheon hosted by The Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA).
The Tau Beta Pi engineering Honor Society recognizes a 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.
Prof. Martínez's earlier teaching awards include a 2005 Kenneth A. Goldman '71 Excellence in Teaching Award, as well as a 2007 Merrill Presidential Teacher recognition. On the research side, his work has earned awards that include two IEEE Micro Top Picks papers; a HPCA Best Paper Award; a NSF CAREER Award; and two IBM Faculty Awards.
Prof. Martínez graduated in 1996 from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, and earned MS (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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