2014 EECS Celebrates! Student, Faculty and Staff awards & recognition

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May 27, 2014

The annual awards event to celebrate and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department faculty, students and staff was held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, May 18. Anantha Chandrakasan, EECS department head led the program noting the large number of faculty awards listed in the latest EECS Connector, the 2014 spring hardcopy edition, made available at the event.

Chandrakasan was joined by associate department heads Bill Freeman and David Perreault for faculty awards, then by co-education officers Saman Amarsinghe and Jacob White for faculty teaching awards and by undergraduate education officer Albert Meyer for student teaching and other recognition awards. Former department head Paul Penfield presented the Penfield award to two students followed by Anantha Chandrakasan presenting staff awards. Prof. Devavrat Shah announced the following student awards followed by several student group awards to faculty for their service. The program concluded with a performance by the MIT Chorallaries.

See the slides below with photos taken at the event and listing each award and recipient. [Audience and program participants may request individual photos by contacting patsys@mit.edu.]

Opening of EECS Celebrates! by Dept. Head Anantha Chandrakasan
Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship to Prof. Marc Baldo
Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship to Prof. Regina Barzilay
Faculty Research and Innovation Fellowship to Samuel Madden (not present at event)
Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship to Prof. David Perreault

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Finn Faculty Fellowship to Erik Demaine
Spira Teaching Award to Prof. Asuman Ozdaglar
Spira Teaching Award to Prof. Wojciech Matusik
Jamieson Teaching Award to Prof. Frans Kaashoek
Jamieson Teaching Award to Prof. David Karger

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Saltzer Award to Prof. Karl K. Berggren
Dept. Head Special Recognition to Danielle Festino
Dept. Head Special Recognition to Gim Hom
Dept. Head Special Recognition to Krista Van Guilder
Caloggero Award to Janet Fischer

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Caloggero Award to Patricia (Patsy) Sampson
Prof. Devavrat Shah announces Student Awards
Penfield Award to Cody Coleman
Penfield Award to Joy Johnson
Tucker Teaching Award to Vahid Montazerhodjat

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Hazen Teaching Award to Robert McIntyre
Hennie Teaching Award to Aliaa Atwi
Hennie Teaching Award to Eduardo Sverdlin Lisker
Hennie Teaching Award to Hayden Metsky
SoE Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award and EECS Honorable Mention Teaching Award

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Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award to Max Dunitz (unable to attend)
Robert M. Fano UROP Award to Sarah Weir
Morais and Rosenblum UROP Award to Gil Goldshlager
Anna Pogosyants UROP Award to Qinxuan Pan
SuperUROP 2013-14 Outstanding Research Presentation Award to Chelsea Finn
SuperUROP 2013-14 Outstanding Research Presentation Award to Anvisha Pai

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SuperUROP 2013-14 Outstanding Research Project Award to Caelan Garrett
SuperUROP 2013-14 Outstanding Research Project Award to Rishi Patel
SuperUROP 2013-14 Outstanding Research Technical Report Award to Francis Chen
SuperUROP 2013-14 Outstanding Research Technical Report to Erika Ye
Northern Telecom/BNR Project Award, best 6.111 project to Woo Hyeok Kang, Ariana J. Eisenstein and Tarun Malik

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George C. Newton Undergraduate Laboratory Prize in 6.111 to Katharine Daly and Jack C. Hutchinson
David Chanen Writing Award to Eeway Hsu
Morris J. Levin Award for Masterworks Thesis Presentation to Hijung Valentina Shin
Morris J. Levin Award for Masterworks Thesis Presentation to Rui Jin
Charles & Jennifer Johnson CS MEng Thesis Presentation Award to Robert L. McIntyre

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Charles & Jennifer Johnson CS MEng Thesis Prize 2nd place to Zachary Kebelac
David Adler Memorial EE MEng Thesis Award to Rui Jin
J. Francis Reintjes Excellence in VI-A Industrial Practice Award to Timothy Galvin
GSA Graduate Mentor Award to Gerald Sussman
ACM/IEEE Best Advisor Award to Prof. Seth Teller
Best Instructor Award presented by HKN (Cody Coleman, president) to Prof. Ron Rivest
The MIT Chorallaries performed for the audience at the end of the program
Come back again next year!
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