Faculty Awards

Andrea Alu Awarded Dan Maydan Prize

WNCG professor Andrea Alù was named a recipient of the Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research for 2021.

The prize is awarded annually to an emerging and outstanding young scientist. It honors significant academic accomplishments in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The prize was established in 2019 by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in conjunction with the American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU).

Al Bovik Recognized for Algorithms that Optimize Video Streaming

The National Academy of Television and Arts & Sciences has awarded Alan Bovik, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and his team of student collaborators with a 2020 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award. The team will be recognized for algorithms that optimize streaming media to millions of homes around the globe.

Prof. Jeff Andrews Receives 2021 Qualcomm Faculty Award

WNCG's Prof. Jeff Andrews has been named as a recipient of a 2021 Qualcomm Faculty Award. The Qualcomm Faculty Award (QFA) "supports key professors and their research through a $75,000 charitable donation to their university. The goal of the QFA funding is to strengthen Qualcomm’s engagement with faculty who are playing a key role in our recruiting of top graduate students."

Al Bovik and Sriram Vishwanath win EURASIP Best Paper Awards

The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) has announced the winners of the 2020 Best Paper Awards. Two of the four winning papers were written by WNCG faculty members with their students and postdoctoral fellows. 

EURASIP-sponsored journals each give their own award—either annually or biennially, depending on the number of papers published per year. A sub-committee for each journal evaluates the papers according to relevance, quality, style, and originality in order to select a winner.

Todd Humphreys Elected Institute of Navigation 2020 Fellow

WNCG professor Todd Humphreys has received the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) “highest honor.” Humphreys was elected to the membership rank of Fellow at ION’s International Technical Meeting in January. He is one of only three recipients of the honor for 2020.

Humphreys’ election cited his “significant and fundamental contributions to PNT security and precise GNSS positioning for the mass market, and for dedication to GNSS education and outreach.”

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