Carnegie Mellon University
August 18, 2016

Kovačević and Marculescu receive professorships

Jelena Kovačevic, department head of the electrical and computer engineering, and Diana Marculescu, associate department head for research and strategic initiatives, have received professorships in the College of Engineering. As the highest academic award a university can bestow on a faculty member, professorships are reserved for those who show continued contributions in their field.

Jelena Kovačević
Hamerschlag University Professor

Professor Kovačević was named University Professor in May 2016.  She is the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering.  The rank of University Professor is the highest faculty distinction and recognizes a faculty member for representing the intellectual leadership of Carnegie Mellon through their expertise and accomplishments in their respective field of study.  Through the Hamerschlag University Professorship program in the College of Engineering, faculty in CIT who have achieved University Professor status may issue a request to the Dean to become a Hamerschlag University Professor and allow their College professorship to be assigned to another faculty member. This program is voluntary and is open to all University Professors who hold CIT professorships that can be reassigned within the College (if permitted by donor agreements to do so).  Endowed professorships relinquished by the University Professors are intended to stay within the same department whenever possible and appropriate.

Diana Marculescu
Appointment as David Edward Schramm Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor Marculescu is a distinguished researcher whose interests include energy- and reliability-aware computing, and CAD for silicon or non-silicon applications, including e-textiles, computational biology, and sustainability.  She is an internationally-recognized leader in energy-aware and sustainable computing, for which she has received multiple best paper awards.  In her roles as research advisor and educator, Prof. Marculescu continues to be a trusted mentor to many undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students.  In addition, she serves as the Founding Director of the College of Engineering’s Center for Faculty Success and, as ECE’s Associate Head for Academic Affairs.  Among her accolades, Prof. Marculescu has received the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Research Award (2004), the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award (2014), was selected as an ELATE Fellow (2013-2014), is an IEEE Fellow, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.  Diana Marculescu is most deserving of being named the next David Edward Schramm Professor.