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Faculty honors and awards

Fellows

 

 

Raymond Adomaitis

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

2011

Eyad Abed

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2001

Stuart Antman

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

2009

Michael Ball

INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)

2004

John Baras

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1984

 

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science

2006

 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

2014

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

2015

 

National Academy of Inventors

2015

Alexander Barg

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2007

Roger W. Brockett

National Academy of Engineering

1991

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1974

Kyu-Yong Choi

Korean Academy of Science and Technology

2001

 

National Academy of Engineering of Korea

2000

Avis Cohen

American Association for the Advancement of Science

2008

Jaydev Desai

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2015

Robert Dooling

Acoustical Society of America

 

 

American Psychological Association

 

Anthony Ephremides

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1984

Carol Espy-Wilson

Acoustical Society of America

2005

Nariman Farvardin

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1998

Alison Flatau

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

 

 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

2015

Michael Fu

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2007

 

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

2007

Reza Ghodssi

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2015

 

American Vacuum Society

2015

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2015

S. K. Gupta

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2007

James Hendler

American Association for Artificial Intelligence

2000

Jospeh JáJá

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1996

 

Association for Computing Machinery

2001

Ben Kedem

American Statistical Association

1999

P.S. Krishnaprasad

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1990

Carl Landwehr

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2013

Chi Lee

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1991

 

Optical Society of America

 

William Levine

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1986

K.J. Ray Liu

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2002

Armand Makowski

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2006

Steven Marcus

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

1986

 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

2009

Thomas McAvoy

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

1989

Cynthia Moss

Acoustical Society of America

2001

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

2013

Prakash Narayan

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2001

Dana Nau

American Association for Artificial Intelligence

1996

 

Association for Computing Machinery

2013

Nicholas Roussopoulos

Association for Computing Machinery

2001

Gary Rubloff

American Physical Society

1986

 

American Vacuum Society

1993

Peter Sandborn

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2013

Paul Schonfeld

Institute of Transportation Engineers

1998

 

American Society of Civil Engineers

1994

Shihab Shamma

Acoustical Society of America

2004

Mark Shayman

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2009

Ben Shneiderman

Association for Computing Machinery

1997

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

2001

 

National Academy of Engineering

2010

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2011

 

National Academy of Inventors

2015

André Tits

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

1998

V.S. Subrahmanian

American Association for the Advancement of Science

2008

Sennur Ulukus

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2016

Min Wu

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2010

Young faculty awards

 

 

Eyad Abed

NSF PYI for "Nonlinear Control and Order Reduction"

1987

Pamela Abshire

NSF CAREER for "Physical Information Efficiency for Sensing, Communicating, and Computing"

2003

Raymond A. Adomaitis

NSF Engineering Education Scholar

1995

Elias Balaras

NSF CAREER for "Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flows with Dynamically Moving Boundaries"

2004

 

 

Rajeev Barua

NSF CAREER for "Synthesis-Assistance and Compilation Software for Embedded Systems"

2001

Sarah Bergbreiter

NSF CAREER for "Microrobot Legs for Fast Locomotion over Rough Terrain”

2011

 

PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers)

2013

Rance Cleaveland

NSF Young Investigator Award

1992

 

ONR Young Investigator Award

1992

Michel Cukier

NSF CAREER for "Probabilistic Evaluation of Computer Security based on Experimental Data"

2003

Don DeVoe

NSF CAREER

1999

 

PECASE

1999

Allison Druin

NSF CAREER for "A Classroom of the Future: Developing and Infusing New Technologies in Early Childhood Education"

2000

Ralph Etienne-Cummings

NSF CAREER

1996

 

ONR Young Investigators Award

2000

Nariman Farvardin

NSF PYI for "Design and Analysis of Data Compression Schemes for Nonstationary Sources"

1987

Reza Ghodssi

NSF CAREER Award

2002

S.K. Gupta

ONR Young Investigator

2000

 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Robert W. Galvin Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

2000

 

NSF CAREER for "Automated Design of Multi-Piece Molds -- A Step towards Manufacturing of Geometrically Complex Heterogeneous Objects"

2001

 

PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers)

2001

Jeffrey Herrmann

SME Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

2003

Timothy Horiuchi

NSF CAREER for "Adaptive Neuromorphic VLSI for Improving Accuracy and Precision: Modeling Attention for Bat Echolocation"

2004

Bruce Jacob

NSF CAREER Award

2000

Patrick Kanold

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow

2010

Miroslav Kristic

NSF CAREER

1996

Richard La

NSF CAREER for "Networking Modeling and Resource Allocation"

2003

K.J. Ray Liu

NSF Young Investigator

1994

Armand Makowski

NSF PYI

1984

Nuno Martins

NSF CAREER for "Distributed control of dynamic systems using a wireless communcation medium: two new paradigms"

2007

Dana Nau

NSF Presidential young Investigator Award

1984

 

IBM Faculty Development Award

1984

Derek Paley

NSF CAREER for Dynamics and Control of Motion Coordination for Information Transmission in Groups

2010

 

PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers): "Bio-Inspired Propulsion, Sensing and Control for a Novel Underwater Vehicle"

2013

Harhalabos Papadopolous

NSF CAREER for Efficient Encoding and Data Fusion Strategies for Wireless Networks of Sensors and Actuators

2001

Michael Rotkowitz

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

2017

 

NSF CAREER Award for for "Decentralization and Parsimony for Implementable Control of Massively Interconnected Systems"

2014

Linda Schmidt

NSF Young Investigator

1999

Benjamin Shapiro

NSF CAREER for "Feedback Control of Micro-Fluidic Packets and the Bio-Particles within Them"

2004

Elisabeth Smela

PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers)

2004

 

NSF CAREER for "Development of Advanced MEMS Actuator Technology for Microrobotics"

2003

David B. Stewart

NSF CAREER

1998

V.S. Subrahamanian

Maryland Distinguished Young Scientist Award

1997

 

NSF Young Investigator

1993

Leandros Tassiulas

ONR Young Investigator

1997

Andre Tits

NSF PYI

1985

Sennur Ulukus

NSF CAREER for "A Network Information Theoretic Approach to Wireless Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks"

2005

Gregory C. Walsh

NSF CAREER and GOALI

1997

Ian White

NSF CAREER "Paper-based surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (P-SERS) for biosensing using inkjet-fabricated devices"

2012

Min Wu

NSF CAREER for "Signal Processing Approaches for Multimedia Security and Information Protection"

2001

 

ONR Young Investigator for "Digital Fingerprinting for Multimedia Security and Forensics"

2005

Miao Yu

AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award for fly ear-inspired sensors for micro-air vehicles

2007

 

NSF CAREER for "Biology-Inspired Miniature Optical Directional Microphones: Bridging Biological Systems and Sensor Technology"

2007

Other awards (excluding departmental awards)

 

 

Pamela Abshire

Invention of the Year Award (physical science) for cell-level pathogen detection

2004

 

E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

2011

Eyad Abed

American Automatic Control Council's O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award

 

 

Senior Fulbright Scholar Award from the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars

 

 

Naval Research Laboratory's Alan Berman Research Publication Award

 

Raymond Adomaitis

Charles W Pierce Destinguished Alumni Award (Ill. Inst. Tech.)

2014

 

Globex Fellow (Peking University)

2013

David Akin

AIAA “Broken Propeller” Award

1999

Stuart Antman

SIAM Theodore von Karman Prize

1999

 

ASME Lyapunov Award

2015

Mark Austin

Best Conference Paper Award (CSER, GIT)

2013

 

B. Mar Outstanding Systems Engineering Paper Award (INCOSE)

2012

 

Best Paper Award 6th World MultiConference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics

2002

Michael Ball

Best Paper Award, 5th USA/Europe ATM 2003 R&D Seminar

2003

 

Best Paper in Traffic Flow Optimization, 6th USA/Europe ATM 2005 R&D Seminar

2005

 

Best Paper in Metrics and Performance Management, 6th USA/Europe ATM 2005 R&D Seminar

2005

 

Best Paper in Finance and Policy, 9th USA/Europe ATM 2011 R&D Seminar

2011

 

Best Paper in Advanced Modeling, 5th International Conf. on Research in Air Transportation

2012

 

Best Paper in Network Management Track, 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation

2014

John S. Baras

Research Publication Award, NRL

1978

 

George S Axelby Prixe, IEEE

1980

 

Alan Berman Research Publication Award, NRL

1983

 

Invention of the Year Award

1984

 

Invention of the Year Award

1991

 

Alan Berman Research Publication Award, NRL

1993

 

Invention of the Year Award

1994

 

Award for Outstanding Performance for Analysis, Engineering and Inplementation of a Novel, Actively Controlled Toolpost for High Precision Machining, DARPA

1995

 

Outstanding Contributions to Seniors Award, VP Student Affairs and Senior Council

1995

 

Outstanding Paper Award, Design SuperCon

1996

 

Research Award of Excellence, MIPS

1996

 

Outstanding Service and Contributions , State of Maryland

1997

 

Mancur Olson Research Achievement Award

1998

 

Best Paper Award, Army Science Conference

2002

 

Best Paper Award, ACM Workshop

2004

 

Leonard G Abraham Prize in Communication Systems, IEEE

2007

 

Best Paper Award for Wireless Networks, IEEE

2008

 

Best Paper Award, Army Science Conference

2008

 

Invention of the Year (Information Science): Key Exchange System to Secure Internet Transactions

2009

 

Maryland Innovator of the Year, Maryland Daily Record

2009

 

Principal Investigator with Greatest Impact, MIPS

2012

 

Largest Selling Product, MIPS

2012

 

Inductee, Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame

2016

Alexander Barg

IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award

2015

Sarah Bergbreiter

Best Conference Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

2010

 

IROS NTF Award for Entertainment Robots and Systems

2011

Kaye Brubaker

E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

2003

Rance Cleaveland

Excellence in Oral Presentation Award, Society for Automotive Engineers

2008

 

Engineering Research Achievement Award, Alcoa Foundation

1994

Avis Cohen

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

2011

Christopher Davis

University of Maryland Invention of the Year

2000

Didier Depireux

Provost’s Excellence Award for Professional Track Faculty (inaugural)

2016

Robert Dooling

Irma T. Hirschl Career Development Award

1980

 

NIMH Research Scientist Award (not activated)

1981

 

NIH Research Career Development Award

1982

 

Washington Academy of Sciences Behavioral Research

1983

 

Alexander v. Humboldt Senior Scientist Award

1990

 

NIMH Research Scientist Award

1992

Anthony Ephremides

NRL Research Publication Award

1987

 

Distinguished Faculty Research Award

1990

 

IEEE Donald Fink Paper Award for Best Tutorial Paper

1991

 

Invention of the Year Award

1995

 

NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award

1996

 

ACM/SIGMOBILE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data, and Computing

1996

 

IEEE Third Millennium Medal

1999

 

IEEE MILCOM Fred Ellersick Award for Best Paper

2000

 

NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award

2000

 

Fred W. Ellersick Milcom Award for the "Best Paper in the Unclassified Technology Program" (IEEE)

2000

 

Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize

2001

 

NRL Best Research Publication Award

2002

 

Fellow, inaugrual class of the University of Maryland's Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning

2002

 

Cynthia Kim Eminent Professorship in Information Technology

2003

 

NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award

2004

 

Aaron Wyner Distinguished Award for Service and Leadership in Information Theory

2006

 

IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer

2006

 

NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award

2006

 

Best Paper Award, WiOpt Conference in Avignon, France

2010

 

University of Maryland, Distinguished University Professor

2012

Carol Espy-Wilson

NIH Independent Scientist Award

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University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition (High Technology)

2010

 

Invention of the Year (Information Science): OmniSpeech

2010

 

Grand Prize, Rockville Economic Development Inc. (REDI) StartRight! Women’s Business Plan Competition

2010

 

$50,000 SAIC-VentureAccelerator Competition

2010

 

Maryland Innovator of the Year

2010

 

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

2012

Nariman Farvardin

Invention of the Year

1999

Michael Fu

Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence

1995

 

INFORMS Simulation Society Outstanding Simulation Publication Award for the research monograph Conditional Monte Carlo: Gradient Estimation and Optimization Applications

1998

 

Best Paper Award, IIE Transactions on Operations Engineering

1998

 

IIE Operations Research Division Award

1999

 

Operations Research Meritorious Service Award

1999

 

Best Paper Award for “Optimization of Discrete Event Systems via Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation"

1999

 

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

2004

 

Best Theoretical Paper Award, Winter Simulation Conference

2009

 

Best Theoretical Paper Award, Winter Simulation Conference

2012

Reza Ghodssi

AVS Best Paper Award

2004

 

IPRM Best Paper Award

2005

 

NAE US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2007

 

Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor (2008-2012)

 

 

Herbert Rabin Distinguished Chair in Engineering (2012-Present)

 

 

NAE European-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2010

 

IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenge Conference 2012 at the NAE

2012

 

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

2014

Neil Goldsman

Invention of the Year (Physical Science): World's Highest Energy Density Thin-Film Battery

2009

 

Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award (FlexEl)

2010

S.K. Gupta

ASME Best Paper Award

1994

 

ASME Best Paper Award for “Manufacturability Analysis for Solid Freeform Fabrication”

1999

 

SME Robert W Galvin Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

2001

 

Literati Club's Highly Commended Award for "Intelligent Assembly Modeling and Simulation," published in Assembly Automation

2002

 

ASME Best Paper Award

2006

 

Trailblazer Award, Science Spectrum Magazine

2006

 

Invention of the Year (Physical Science) for a minimally invasive neurosurgical intracranial robot

2008

 

Best Paper Award (complaint mechanism category), 34th ASME Mechanism and Robotics Conference

2010

 

ASME Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award

2011

 

ASME Best Paper Award

2012

 

Most Cited Paper Work, Computer Aided Design Journal

2012

 

ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division's Excellence in Research Award

2013

 

ASME Prakash Krishnaswami Best Paper Award

2013

 

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology Rorkee

2014

James Hendler

University of Maryland Invention of the Year for PARKA-DB

1998

Jeffrey Herrmann

Society for Health Systems Diplomate

2013

Ben Kedem

Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award

1997

Alireza Khaligh

IIT Armour College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award

2009

 

SAE Ralph R Teetor Educational Award

2010

 

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award

2012

 

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award

2013

 

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS Distinguished Lecturer)

2014

P.S. Krishnaprasad

IEEE Control System Society Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize, 2007

2007

 

Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow

1998

Miroslav Kristic

O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award of the American Automatic Control Council for “Asymptotic Properties of Adaptive Nonlinear Stabilizers”

1995

William S. Levine

IEEE Third Millennium Medal

1999

 

Schroers Award for Outstanding Rotorcraft Research

1998

K.J. Ray Liu

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

2007

 

Best Paper Award for “Downlink Beamforming for DS-CDMA Mobile Radio with Multimedia Services”

1999

 

IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer

2003

 

Member-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors

2004

 

IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award

2005

 

EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing Best Paper Award

2004

 

Invention of the Year Award (information science) for space-frequency code design

2004

David Lovell

Clark School ENGAGED Faculty

2011

 

ISHGD Best Paper Award

2010

 

EWB-USA Peter J Bosscher Faculty Adviser Award

2012

 

Research Leaders

2012

 

ICRAT Best Paper Award

2013

Armand Makowski

Lady Davis Trust Fellowship (Visiting Professorship for Fall 2014) Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2014

Steve Marcus

Poole and Kent Teaching Award

2013

 

Benjamin J. Dasher Best Paper Award, IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference

2002

 

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

2000

Nuno Martins

O Hugo Schuck Award awarded for the best theory paper in the 2005 American Control Conference

2006

 

George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Control Systems Society

2010

 

ADVANCE Leadership Fellow

2013

Thomas McAvoy

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

1997

 

Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communications of Fire Protection Concepts

1996

Cynthia Moss

Regents' Faculty Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities

2010

Dana Nau

ASME Best Paper Award

1994

 

Bridge Baron world championship of computer bridge

1997

 

Winner, Baron Barclay World Bridge Computer Challenge

1997

 

AIPS Distinguished Performance Award for SHOP2

2002

 

ECCBR Best Research Paper Award

2002

 

ICAPS Influential Paper Honorable Mention

2009

Gang Qu

ACM SIG Governing Board Recognition of Service Award

2005

 

ASAP Best Paper Award

2006

 

ACM SIG Governing Board Recognition of Service Award

2006

Michael Pecht

American Society for Quality Control Reliability Division's Austin Bonis Award for the Advancement of Reliability Education

1996

S. Raghavan

George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award

1996

 

INFORMS Junior Faculty paper competition, "Long-Distance Access Network Design." Second place prize

2003

 

INFORMS Computing Society Prize

2005

 

Finalist, INFORMS Daniel H Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice

2005

 

INFORMS Computing Society Outstanding Service Award

2005

 

Glover/Klingman Prize: Best paper published in the journal Networks in 2005

2006

 

INFORMS Computing Society Prize

2008

 

Finalist, European Excellence in Practice Award (European Operational Research Society

2009

 

Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize, European Association of Operational Research Societies (EURO)

2010

 

INFORMS Telecommunications Section Prize Best Paper Award

2016

 

INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of the OR/MS Practice

2016

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Scientist Award

2000

 

Clark School of Engineering Faculty Outstanding Research Award

2001

Michael Rotkowitz

SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize

2011

Nicholas Roussopoulos

ACM-SIGMOD Best Paper Award

1999

Gary Rubloff

American Vacuum Society Gaede-Langmuir Award

2000

 

Invention of the Year (Physical Science): Nano Arrays for Energy Storage

2010

 

University of Maryland, Distinguished University Professor

2016

Shihab Shamma

European Research Council Advanced Senior Award

2012

Benjamin Shapiro

Invention of the Year Award finalist for "Arbitrary and Simultaneous Control of Multiple Particles in Micro-Fluidic Systems"

2004

 

Invention of the Year Award (physical science) for cell-level pathogen detection

2004

Ben Shneiderman

Invention of the Year Award Finalist for "Direct Annotation for Digital Images"

2000

 

ACM SIGDOC Jospeh Rigo Award for book Designing the User Interface

1996

Elisabeth Smela

Invention of the Year Award (physical science) for cell-level pathogen detection

2004

Ankur Srivastava

International Symposium on VLSI Best Paper Award

2012

 

ACM Distinguished Speaker

2011

V.S. Subrahmanian

Invention of the Year Award Finalist for "IMPACT Agent Development System"

2000

Andre Tits

Faculty Service Award

2000

Sennur Ulukus

IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications for the paper, "Wireless Systems and Interference Avoidance" (published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications)

2003

Ian White

E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

2013

 

Faculty Advisor of the Year Award

2016

Min Wu

University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

2013

 

Technology Review's top 100 young innovators in the world

2004

 

George Corcoran Education Award, University of Maryland

2003

 

IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award

2005

 

EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing Best Paper Award

2004

 

E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

2009

Guangming Zhang

ENPM Outstanding Teaching Award (inaugural recipient)

2006

 

Clark School of Engineering Keystone Professor

2006

 

Poole and Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Senior Faculty

2004

 

Member of the Year Award, Region 3 (East Coast), Society of Manufacturing Engineers

1999

 

Certificate of Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service offered to the International Society of Agile Manufacturing

1998