Bhagavatula, Maly, Marculescu, Strojwas, and Talukdar Win CIT's Awards


December 9, 2002

Five ECE Professors will receive CIT Faculty Awards at the second CIT Awards Banquet. The selection of these awards was made by a committee of faculty from the college, based on nominations submitted by faculty within the college. The winners and their awards are:

Radu Marculescu -- George Tallman Ladd Research Award Vijayakumar Bhagavatula -- Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award Andrzej Strojwas and Wojciech Maly -- Outstanding Research Award Sarosh Talukdar -- Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research

The G.T. Ladd Award is presented in recognition of outstanding research and professional accomplishments and potential. The Outstanding Research Award will be granted to Maly and Strojwas for their "pioneering contributions to yield management and prediction in semiconductor manufacturing and its impact on industry and academia."

The Dowd Fellowship Award provides a stipend of $15,000, which will allow Bhagavatula up to one month of his summer salary, including fringe benefits, with the remainder to support the completion of his project. He will integrate MATLAB-based pattern recognition demonstration modules into his nearly completed text, Pattern Recognition in Biotechnology and Bioimaging. The guidelines of the award also stipulate that he must present a seminar reporting on his project in the fall of 2003 to CIT faculty and students, as well as a report due on October 30, 2003 to Mr. Dowd.

Talukdar's nomination and selection by the committee was based on his many contributions to systems research. His citation reads: "For his pioneering work on the introduction, analysis and use of autonomous asynchronous teams of computer agents (A-teams) to solve complex engineering problems, especially for the distributed control of power systems. For his truly interdisciplinary leadership in engineering design - as Director of DRC, PI of NSF funding for EDRC, founding Co-director of EDRC, Director of the EDRC systems lab and participant in numerous interdisciplinary research projects."