Stephen Wu Receives Curtis Award for Teaching Excellence

May 19, 2022

Stephen Wu looking at the camera.

“This had to be one of the best Covid-acclimated classes that I have taken in the last two semesters... I learned so much,” one student said after taking ECE 221: Electronic Devices and Circuits during the fall of 2020 from Stephen Wu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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Students inducted to Phi Beta Kappa

May 9, 2022

Congratulations to these students who were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Inductees are chosen based on exceptional academic performance and a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member. Particularly strong candidates are elected as juniors, the rest as seniors. (Note: many of these students are also completing majors outside the Hajim School.)

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Tianwei Jiang ’22 and Zilin Zeng ’22 of audio and music engineering receive the Professors’ Choice Award

April 25, 2022

Tianwei Jiang ’22 and Zilin Zeng ’22

As another academic year draws to an end, we have so many student achievements to recognize! For example, 13 research projects involving Hajim students were presented at the Speakers Symposium and poster session at this year’s Undergraduate Research Exposition. In addition, eight of our Grand Challenges Scholars showed their posters. You can see the posters of undergraduate researchers from across AS&E and the Medical Center at the Expo’s digital website.

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Evelyn Ferwalt ’23 Recognized with Research Initiative Award

March 7, 2022

Evelyn looking at camera

Evelyn Ferwalt ’23 of electrical and computer engineering received the runner-up prize, in this year’s Research Initiative Awards, These awards, created by the Friends of University of Rochester Libraries, are given to students working on capstone or independent research projects or senior theses. The awards recognize excellence in the early phases of research, which includes working with faculty and librarians.

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Electrical engineering alumnus Kevin Klem ’80 and mentorship

January 18, 2022

Kevin Klum

Electrical engineering alumnus Kevin Klem ’80, a participant in the Meliora Collective Mentorship Program, is an example of the wonderful mentors who draw on their own experiences to provide our Hajim students with invaluable career advice. Just ask Charles Pan ’22 of mechanical engineering and Rose McDonogh ’21 of electrical and computer engineering, now pursuing her master’s degree here. Both have benefited from Kevin’s insights.

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Professor Gonzalo Mateos selected for the 2021 IEEE Signal Processing Society

January 10, 2022

Gonzalo Mateos

Gonzalo Mateos, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Asaro Biggar Family Fellow in Data Science, who has been selected for the 2021 IEEE SPS (Signal Processing Society) Pierre-Simon Laplace Early Career Technical Achievement Award “for contributions to distributed, online and robust signal processing over networks.” The award is presented to an individual who, over a period of years in his or her early career, has made significant technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society.

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Tanzeem Choudhury ’97 has been named a fellow of ACM

December 31, 2021

Tanzeem Choudhury

Electrical engineering alumna Tanzeem Choudhury ’97 has been named a fellow of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), the world’s largest and most prestigious society of computing professionals, for contributions to mobile systems for behavioral sensing and health interventions. Tanzeem, who was an exemplary undergraduate here, is now the Roger and Joelle Burnell Professor in Integrated Health and Technology at Cornell Tech and co-founder of HealthRythms Inc. She was named one of 35 top innovators under 35 by MIT’s Technology Review. Tanzeem is an outspoken advocate for gender equity.

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