Awards and Honors 2003

FACULTY

Faculty Promotions

Promotion to Professor

Akintunde Akinwande
Duane Boning
Anantha Chandrakasan
Madhu Sudan

Promotion to Associate Professor

Krste Asanovic
Trevor Darrell
Robert Morris
Muriel Médard
Rahul Sarpeshkar

Promotion to Tenured Associate Professor

Hari Balakrishnan
Rajeev Ram

Chair Appointments

McAfee Professorship: Dimitri Bertsekas
KDD Career Development Professorship in Communications and Technology: Vladimir Bulovic
Douglas T. Ross Career Development Professorship of Software Technology: Michael Ernst
NBX Career Development Chair: Tommi Jaakkola
Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering: David Perreault
Robert J. Shillman Career Development Professor of EECS: Rahul Sarpeshkar
Bernard Gordon Professor of Product Engineering: Joel Schindall
Cecil H. Green Professorship: Bruce Tidor

Awards and Prizes

American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Silvio Micali elected as Fellow
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows: Piotr Indyk and Robert Morris
Rolf Nevanlinna Prize: Madhu Sudan
Smullin Award: Chris Terman
Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching: Rahul Sarpeshkar
Ruth and Joel Spira Award: David Perreault
Frank E. Perkins Award: Randall Davis

New EECS PhD graduates celebrating with EECS Department Head John Guttag, center front row, at the hooding ceremony reception held June 8, 2003 in the Grier Rooms. Photo by Calestine M. Carney, MIT EECS Graduate Office Staff Administrator

New EECS PhD graduates celebrating with EECS Department Head John Guttag, center front row, at the hooding ceremony reception held June 8, 2003 in the Grier Rooms. Photo by Calestine M. Carney, MIT EECS Graduate Office Staff Administrator

STUDENTS

Our students continue to receive many awards–including:

Undergraduate Students

Northern Telecom/BNR Project Award Fall Term 2003: Albert Lin
David A. Chanen Writing Award: Rohit Rao
Robert M. Fano UROP Award: Ariel Rodriguez and Taylor Barton
Anna Pogosyants UROP Award: Lauren Clement

Graduate Students

Carlton E. Tucker Teaching Award: Haixia Lin
Harold L. Hazen Teaching Award: Keith Santarelli
Frederick C. Hennie III Teaching Award: Jeremy Braun, Wesley Gifford, and Todd Atkins
George M. Sprowls Scholarship Fund: Venkateen Guruswami and Martin Wainwright
Morris Joseph Levin Award — Best MasterWorks Oral Thesis Presentation: Sourav Dey, Kristin Grauman, Corey Ann Kemper, Oktay Onur Kuzucu, Puneet Newaskar, Juan Rivas, Karen Robinson, and Zeeshan Hassan Syed
Charles & Jennifer Johnson Thesis Prize: Toh Ne Win
Charles & Jennifer Johnson Thesis Prize: Winston Wang
William A. Martin Memorial Thesis Prize: Max Van Kleek and Zeeshan Hassan Syed
David Adler Memorial Thesis Prize: Amy V. Mueller
Honorable Mention: Saumil Gandhi
Ernst A. Guillemin Thesis Award: Christopher T. Lyon
Honorable Mention: Obrad R. Scepanovic
Northern Telecom/BNR Project Award Spring Term 2004: Daniel J. Talavera

Department Special Award: Lilla Zollei

EECS students won awards in other areas:

Austin Kelly III/Richard Douglas Traveling Fellowship (to juniors for travel that supports study in the humanities or arts): Sean Leondard, ’04, Arthur Musah, ’04, Tao Qui, ’04
IDEAS Awards

(Kinkajou, a battery-operated LED projector for adult literacy program in developing countries): Team included Neha Bhooshan, ’04
(Humanitarian Demining Tool Kit, a project aimed at detecting landmines): Team included Roshan Baliga, ’03
(Novel Endotracheal Tube Design, to improve air delivery to intensive care patients): Team included Will DelHagen,’03

2003 Negma-Lerads Award for Research on Cartilage and Chrondrocyte Mechanobiology: Parth Patwari, ’01
2003 Anthony Sun Internship Award: Chang She, ’04

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