Vladimir Bulovic, the KDD Associate Professor of Communications and Technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, RLE, is the 2009 winner of the Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Engineering. The Bose Award is made annually to a faculty member whose contributions have been characterized by dedication, care and creativity.
This accolade follows the recent selection of Vladimir Bulovic as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow--an MIT recognition of excellence in teaching and innovation in education and of dedication to research and scholarship.
Bulovic joined the faculty of MIT in 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, after graduating from Princeton University with a B.S.E. (1991), M.A. (1995), and Ph.D. (1998) in Electrical Engineering.
His research interests include studies of physical properties of organic and organic/inorganic nanodot composite thin films and structures, and development of novel optoelectronic organic and hybrid nano-scale devices. In 2004, Prof. Bulovic was named as one of the TR100, the list of top young innovators in technology named annually by Technology Review magazine. In the same year, he also was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), the nation's highest honor for scientists and engineers at the beginning of their research careers.
Department Head Eric Grimson shared the news today with colleagues:
"It is with great pleasure that I inform you that the 2009 winner of the Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Engineering is Vladimir Bulovic. Those of you who have seen Vladimir in action will not be at all surprised by this selection -- this is clearly a very well deserved honor! Vladimir joins a group of previous EECS winners of this award (Al Drake, Gerry Sussman and Hal Abelson, Al Oppenheim, Eric Grimson, Jesus del Alamo, Denny Freeman), and superbly carries on the tradition of excellence in teaching in our department.
Please join me in congratulating Vladimir!"
The Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching will be presented at MIT's annual Awards Convocation on Tuesday, May 5 at 4:00 pm in room 10-250.