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.

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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YOON RECEIVES NSF CAREER AWARD

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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YU RECEIVES NSF CAREER AWARD

University of Utah Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering assistant professor Cunxi Yu has received a five-year, National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his project, “CAREER: OneSense: One-Rule-for-All Combinatorial Boolean Synthesis via Reinforcement Learning.”

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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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ECE’s Outstanding TA

Graduate student and teaching assistant, Fatima Koohestan Mahalian, has been awarded this year's College of Engineering Outstanding TA award.

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Parvania Receives U Award

University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate professor Masood Parvania is one of four faculty members to receive this year’s Presidential Scholar Award from the U’s Academic Affairs office.

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