Announcements

Dec
14
2015

Poate named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

John Poate, emeritus senior vice president, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. The 2015 Fellows account for more than 5,300 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all NAI Fellows to more than 20,000. Poate will be inducted on April 15, 2016, as part of the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Va. Announcement
Dec
07
2015

Wakin's journal paper selected as 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award

A journal paper co-authored by Associate Professor Michael Wakin (EECS), "Signal Processing With Compressive Measurements” has been selected as the 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. Announcement
Nov
30
2015

Two EECS faculty members receive IEEE Fellow

Two EECS faculty members have been elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow: Tracy Camp, with the citation "for contributions to wireless networking." (Tracy is now one of only seven women in the networking/communication field that are both ACM and IEEE Fellows) Marcelo Simoes, with the citation "for applications of artificial intelligence in control of power electronics systems." IEEE Fellow is a significant honor as only 0.1 percent of the world-wide membership is elevated to Fellow annually. Announcement
Nov
30
2015

Hitzman awarded 2016 Haddon Forrester King Medal

Professor Murray Hitzman (GE) has been awarded the 2016 Haddon Forrester King Medal, one of the Australian Academy of Science’s prestigious career awards for life-long achievement and outstanding contribution to science. Hitzman is recognized for his outstanding record of success including the discovery and development of the Lisheen lead-zinc mine in the Republic of Ireland, his leadership role in the recognition and characterization of a new type of mineral deposit—the iron-oxide copper gold or IOCG type—and his new ideas on the origin of the sediment-hosted copper deposits of Central Africa. His work is having a growing impact globally on 21st century mineral exploration. In addition to a medal presentation dinner, this award includes an honorarium and a short lecture tour highlighting his discoveries, research and achievements. Announcement
Nov
23
2015

De Moor selected to receive 2016 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

Assistant Professor Emmanuel De Moor has been selected to receive the 2016 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in recognition of his significant accomplishments in support of the manufacturing industries. Announcement
Nov
23
2015

Division of Student Life professionals presented at NASPA IV-W annual conference

Three Division of Student Life professionals presented at the NASPA IV-W annual conference held in Beaver Creek earlier this month. Director of Auxiliary Services Rebecca Flintoft presented “Beyond Trigger Warnings: Engaged Learning within an Ethic of Care;” Residence Life Coordinator Lisa Latronica presented “Structurally Sound: Building a Programming Model for STEM Students;” and Career Center Assistant Director and Director of Recruitment Lin Sherman presented “First Destination Survey: Renewing and Elevating Our Services to Students.” More than 350 student affairs professionals attended the conference from colleges and universities throughout a 10-state region. Announcement
Nov
23
2015

Rebennack awarded INFORMS ENRE “Young Researcher Prize of 2015"

Associate Professor Steffen Rebennack (EB) was recently awarded the INFORMS ENRE “Young Researcher Prize of 2015". The ENRE Young Researcher Prize is awarded to one or more young researcher(s) for an outstanding paper on the application of OR/MS to an important problem in energy, natural resources, or the environment. The prize serves as an esteemed recognition of promising researchers who are at the beginning of their academic or industrial career. Rebennack was chosen for his sole-authored mathematical programming paper, "Combining Sampling-Based and Scenario-Based Nested Benders Decomposition Methods: Application to Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming," and was invited to give a short presentation of his winning paper at the 2015 ENRE Section Awards session during the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Announcement
Nov
23
2015

Posewitz co-authors paper published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Associate Professor Matt Posewitz (CH) co-authored a paper published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: "Critical role of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ferredoxin-5 in maintaining membrane structure and dark metabolism Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.” Announcement
Nov
23
2015

Wu receives best paper at super computing conference

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Assistant Professor Bo Wu and College of William and Mary Assistant Professor Xu Liu won best paper for "ScaAnalyzer: A Tool to Identify Memory Scalability Bottlenecks in Parallel Programs” in the Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Austin, Texas. Many of the submitted papers are from researchers from top universities, industry research labs, national labs and research institutes from around the world. The conference announces the top 500 fastest supercomputers each year. Announcement
Nov
19
2015

Higgins received 2015 Excellence in Review Award from Environmental Science & Technology journal

Associate Professor Christopher Higgins (CEE) received a 2015 Excellence in Review Award from the Environmental Science & Technology journal. Announcement

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