Awards and Recognition


The University of Utah’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has world-class faculty and students making positive contributions every day. Here are our stories and our accomplishments.

ECE Students Awarded for Senior Projects

On Friday, April 30th the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted a virtual event to honor graduating seniors and present faculty and student awards. 

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George Awarded NVIDIA Jetson Nano Grant

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Jacob George was recently awarded the NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit Grant Program. Jetson Nanos are small embedded systems capable of running AI and IoT applications and are ideal for learning, building and teaching AI and robotics.

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SANCHEZ AWARDED FRIENDS OF FSH RESEARCH GRANT

University of Utah electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Benjamin Sanchez’s technology to check and track tongue health was recently tested in healthy subjects and awarded a “Tongue electro-impedance myography: a window into FSHD” grant from Friends of FSH Research.

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JACOB GEORGE RECEIVES NIH AWARD

The University of Utah electrical and computer engineering department’s new assistant professor Jacob George has received the National Institute of Health Director’s Early Independence Award.

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ECE FACULTY RECEIVE NSF CAREER AWARDS

University of Utah Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering assistant professor Heayoung Yoon has received a five-year, National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her project, “Optoelectronic Local Probes Measuring Microstructural Degradation and Recovery Under Accelerated Environmental Stressors.”

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TURNING A MINI HOME LAB INTO AN AWARD-WINNING PAPER

With the continuation of COVID-19 and the determination to continue his work Research Assistant Professor Mohamed El Hariri packed up his small microcontrollers, network switches and other hardware.

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OLIVIA THU LAM CHOSEN FOR RESEARCH ON CAPITOL HILL

In an event showcasing the importance of undergraduate research and the work of Utah’s top research universities once a year students are chosen to present their research to Utah state legislature. ECE’s Olivia Thu Lam is presenting her work as one of 25 students from the University of Utah this February.

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PIERRE-EMMANUEL GAILLARDON WINS WORLDWIDE OUTSTANDING NEW FACULTY AWARD

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Academics and Strategic Initiatives in the ECE department, wins the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Design Automation Outstanding New Faculty Award. Presented annually to one person worldwide the award recognizes junior faculty members early in their academic careers who show outstanding potential in the field of electronic design automation.

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ECE Assistant Professor Improves Safety of Industrial Workers with NSF Award

In 2018, more than 100 industrial workers died on the job each week, according to the United States Department of Labor. ECE Assistant Professor, Armin Tajalli alongside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Abbas Rashidi has been awarded $250,000 from the National Science Foundation to change that.

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ECE STUDENT DIAN-LUN LIN RECEIVES CHAMPION AWARD

ECE graduate student Dian-Lun Lin has received the Champion Award in the prestigious MIT/Amazon Graph Challenge...

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