Four ECE professors receive College of Engineering Faculty Awards

 

May 19, 2016

Professors from ECE’s Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses have received College of Engineering Faculty Awards, which are given to faculty in recognition of their academic and research achievements. Each award has different criteria and requirements.

The Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award: Hakan Erdogmus, Associate Teaching Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Cécile Péraire, Assistant Teaching Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Jia Zhang, Associate Teaching Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Philip L. Dowd Fellowship is awarded faculty within the Carnegie Institute of Technology to recognize educational contributions and to encourage the undertaking of an educational project such as textbook writing, educational technology development, laboratory experience improvement, educational software or course and curriculum development. The award was established by Philip and Marsha Dowd. Philip Dowd is a 1963 graduate of CIT and a trustee of Carnegie Mellon.

The Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award: José M.F. Moura, Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor and Associate Department Head of Research and Strategy, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award is made to a faculty member within the Carnegie Institute of Technology in recognition of exceptional achievements that have enhanced the reputation of CIT. The basis for selection will be the degree to which the nominee has extraordinary research contributions; innovative and lasting contributions to education; sustained excellence in teaching; leadership in local, national or global initiatives and the impact of technology on society; and leadership in college or university initiative that have had significant impact on engineering education and research at Carnegie Mellon.