Congratulation 2014 ECE award winners!


May 23, 2014

A. G. Milnes Award -- Dragana Bajovic and Dusan Jakovietic

The A. G. Milnes Award is presented to an ECE doctoral student or students for Ph.D. thesis work judged to be of the highest quality and which is likely to have significant impact in his or her field.

Dragana Bajovic is advised by Professor Bruno Sinopoli and Professor Joao Manuel Xavier. Her thesis title is "Large Deviations Rates for Distributed Inference.” One of her committee members, Professor Babak Hassibi, stated that "Dragana has produced one of the most impressive and original theses in all of ECE-systems, among all universities in the past couple of years.” She is currently working as research fellow at the BioSense Center, a research institution within the University of Technical Sciences at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Dusan Jakovietic is advised by Professor José M.F. Moura and Professor Joao Manuel Xavier. His thesis title is "Distributed Optimization: Algorithms and Convergence Rates.” According to one of his nominators, Professor Angelia Nedich, Dusan's work has "a potential to impact the current and future designs of networked systems, such as communication and sensor networks....The originality of his work is unmatched - it is superb to the work I have seen over the past several years at many conferences and workshops within the US and abroad." He is currently research fellow at BioSense Center, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Arthur Milnes is the Buhl Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He began his career as an undergraduate in London during the blitz in World War II. He began at Carnegie Tech in 1957 in what was then the EE Department.

During his tenure at Carnegie Mellon, Professor Milnes and his students produced hundreds of papers. He is also the author of several books. In 1983, Milnes' paper "Heterojunctions and metal-semiconductor junctions," which was published in 1972, was included in Citation Classics as one of the most cited items in its field. Professor Milnes has received numerous awards, including the Ebers Award from the Electron Devices Society for contributions to research and education in heterojunction and deep impurity device physics, and the van der Ziel Award for outstanding, sustained semiconductor device research.


The Excellence in Teaching Award – Professor Ken Mai

The Excellence in Teaching Award is presented each year to a member of our faculty by Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical Engineering Honor Society. As educators, the faculty of the ECE Department are all honored that Eta Kappa Nu has made this award an annual tradition. This year’s winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award is Professor Ken Mai.