Honors and Awards
Julie Adams, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, has been awarded a Department of Defense program grant to support her work in the area of human and robotic teams.
Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering, has received a National Science Foundation award for re-search regarding intelligent learning environments.
Benoit Dawant, professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the board of directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The IEEE board honored Dawant for his contributions to biomedical image analysis and image-guided medical interventions.
W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, emeritus, published WWE (W. Wesley Eckenfelder/Wastewater Extraordinaire)–The Life of an Environmental Pioneer. The memoir follows Eckenfelder from his student days to his more than 20 years at Vanderbilt and beyond. [Ed. note: Sadly, W. Wesley Eckenfelder, professor, emeritus, died shortly after Vanderbilt Engineering went to press. He was 83. The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering expresses its sympathy to his family and many friends.]
The NSF has awarded Aniruddha Gokhale, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, a nearly half-million dollar award for his work with distributed real-time embedded systems. This is in addition to his CAREER award announced in 2009.
Xenofon Koutsoukos, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, participated in the National Academy of Engineering’s first Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. He was chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants nominated by fellow engineers or deans.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to fund graduate fellowships in the area of advanced materials. The grant is part of the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program, and will be directed by Associate Professors Clare McCabe and G. Kane Jennings.
Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science Yuan Xue has been awarded a Department of Defense program grant regarding the science of integration for networked systems.