Major Awards and Honors Earned by Current Faculty

  • IEEE Fellows:13
  • NSF CAREER Awards: 6
  • Lilly Teaching Fellows: 2
  • Sloan Fellows: 1
  • Doctorat Honoris Causa, Université de Bretagne Sud: 1
  • Army Research Office Young Investigators: 1
  • General Electric Outstanding Teaching Awards: 1
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor’s Medals: 2
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecturers: 3
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Teaching Awards: 2
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Awards: 5
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Awards: 6
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Awards: 4

List of Honors by Individual Faculty Member

Zlatan Aksamija

  • EMPD Postdoctoral Travel Award from the American Vacuum Society Electronic Materials and Processing Division, 2012
  • "Transformative Computational Science using Cyber Infrastructure" (CI TraCS) Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2011
  • Computing Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Computing Research Association, 2009
  • Gregory Stillman Graduate Research Award, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 2008
  • First Place Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Electro/Information Conference, 2007;
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF), 2005
  • Micron Technology Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2003-2005
  • Edmund C. James Honors Scholar in Engineering, 1999-2003

Neal G. Anderson

  • UMass Distinguished Teaching Award, 2006
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, 1993

Joseph Bardin

  • DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2011

Wayne P. Burleson

  • IEEE Fellow, 2011
  • Ben Dasher Award for Best Paper at the Frontiers in Education Conference, 1999
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Member, College of Engineering
  • Outstanding Faculty Contribution to IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering

Keith R. Carver

  • IEEE Fellow Award, 1986
  • IEEE GRS-S Outstanding Service Award, 1984
  • IEEE Centennial Award, 1984
  • Public Service Medal
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1983
  • Distinguished Lecturer
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, 1981-1982
  • NTU Outstanding Instructor, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Maciej J. Ciesielski

  • Doctorat Honoris Causa, Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France, 2008

Theodore E. Djaferis

  • Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Professor Award, 1982, 1988, 1990
  • College Outstanding Teacher Award, 2001
  • IEEE Fellow, 2003

Stephen J. Frasier

  • NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award, 2003, 2005
  • ARO Young Investigator Program Award, 1998

Aura Ganz

  • Best Paper Contender at the International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, 2010
  • Finalist in Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project, 2010
  • IEEE Fellow, 2008
  • Best paper award IEEE Broadnets Wireless Symposium, 2007.
  • Best paper award (Systems track) ACM Multimedia conference, 2004
  • Best paper award, FIE Conference 1999
  • Women in Engineering Service Award from UMASS Women in Engineering Program, 1998
  • Israeli Communication Ministry Award, 1985
  • Landau's Award, 1982

Lixin Gao

  • SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award, 2011
  • Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity at the Sixth Annual Faculty Convocation, UMass, Amherst, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, 2010 INFOCOM
  • IEEE Fellow, 2010
  • NSF CAREER Award, 1999
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 2003

Dennis L. Goeckel

  • IEEE Fellow, 2011
  • University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award, 2007
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Member
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Member, 2001
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow, 2000-2001
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1999

Weibo Gong

  • Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund Award 2010
  • Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, 2008-2009
  • Chancellor’s Medal, University of Massachusetts, 2009
  • Engineering College Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, 2002
  • IEEE Fellow, 1999
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, 1997

Christopher V. Hollot

  • Ben Dasher Award for Best Paper at the 2009 Frontiers in Education Conference, 2009
  • Nominee for University's Distinguished Teaching Award, 1987, 2003-2005
  • IEEE Fellow, 2004
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, 2004
  • ECE Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award,1987, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1988
  • Edward P. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, 1984

David Irwin

  • IEEE Sustainable Computing Register's Pick of the Month, June 2012
  • Best Papers Session at PerCom, 2012
  • Best Paper Award at GreenNets, 2011

Robert W. Jackson

  • IEEE Fellow, 2004
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Eta Kappa Nu

Ramakrishna Janaswamy

  • College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award, 2013-2014
  • IEEE Fellow, 2003
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society R. W. P. King Best Paper Award, 1995
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Research, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 1991

Patrick A. Kelly

  • Prize Paper Award (co-author)
  • IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1987
  • Outstanding ECE Teacher Award, IEEE/HKN student branches, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1989 and 1993
  • Honorable Mention Award (co-author), SPIE Conference on Medical Imaging: Image Processing, 1995

Israel Koren

  • IEEE Fellow, 1991
  • Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

C. Mani Krishna

  • IEEE Fellow

Sandip Kundu

  • Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, DATE Conference, 2009
  • IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, 2006-2008
  • IEEE Fellow, 2007
  • The Best of ICCAD – 20 Years of Excellence in Computer Aided Design Award, 2002
  • Best Presented Paper in International Conference on Computer Design, 1989

William Leonard

  • UMass IEEE Student Branch Outstanding Faculty; 2006-09, 2011
  • Nominee for the UMass Distinguished Teaching Award; 2002-03, 2006-08, 2010
  • IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education Benjamin J. Dasher Award for Best Paper, 2009
  • MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources, 2009
  • UMass College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award, 2009
  • Finalist for the UMass Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008
  • UMass Distinguished Teaching Award (graduate student category), 1995

David J. McLaughlin

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Distinguished Lecturer, 2005/06
  • AIAA New England Section Engineer of the Year, 2004
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 1996
  • Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1990, 1991

Csaba Andras Moritz

  • Four issued patents
  • IEEE Symposium on Nanoscale Architecture, Finalist Best Paper, 2009
  • IEEE Symposium on VLSI Best Paper Award, 2008
  • FENA FCRP Review Best Poster Award, 2008

Hossein Pishro-Nik

  • UMASS Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2009
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009
  • ECE Graduate Excellence Award, Georgia Institute of technology, 2005
  • CSIP Outstanding Research Award Georgia Institute of technology, 2005

Eric Polizzi

  • College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2011
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009

David M. Pozar

  • S. A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award, 2003
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
  • Chancellor’s Medal, University of Massachusetts, 2003
  • Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, 2003-2004
  • IEEE Third Millenium Medal, 2000
  • "H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award", 1998
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society; "College Outstanding Teacher Award", 1997
  • College of Engineering; "Outstanding Senior Faculty Award", 1995
  • IEEE Fellow, for "contributions to the electromagnetic analysis, development, and design of microstrip antennas and phased arrays", 1990
  • United Technologies Corporation Outstanding Teaching Award
  • R.W.P. King Best Paper Award, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, 1988
  • Issac Koga Gold Medal Award by URSI for "remarkable contributions to the analytical, numerical, and experimental study of printed antennas and phased arrays, and related problems in applied electromagnetics", 1987
  • R.W.P. King Best Paper Award, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, 1986
  • "Outstanding Junior Faculty Award", Engineering Alumni Association, 1984-1985
  • "Outstanding Young Professor for 1984-85 Award", HKN
  • IEEE Centennial "Keys to the Future Award", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (Most Promising Young Engineer in IEEE AP-S)
  • "Presidential Young Investigator Award", National Science Foundation, 1984
  • "Outstanding Professor for 1981" teaching award, HKN

Daniel H. Schaubert

  • University of Illinois ECE Distinguished Alumni Award, 2010
  • Fellow of IEEE, 1989
  • IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award
  • H. A. Wheeler Prize Applications Paper Award
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal
  • University of Massachusetts Samuel F. Conti Fellowship Award
  • College of Engineering Senior Faculty Award
  • Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies
  • Reid Memorial Award
  • Sustained Superior Performance Award
  • Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teaching Award

Ting-wei Tang

  • IEEE Fellow, 1999
  • Corinna Borden Keen Fellow, Brown University, 1964
  • NSF Faculty Fellowship, Summer Institute of Plasma Physics, Princeton University, 1964
  • NSF Faculty Fellowship, Conference on Plasma Dynamics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1965
  • AEC Faculty Fellowship, Summer Laboratory Workshop in Plasma Properties, University of Maryland, 1967
  • Outstanding Professor Award, Delta Eta Chapter, Eta Kappa Nu Association, 1979
  • Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1989
  • General Electric Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1991
  • Chancellor's Medal, University of Massachusetts, 2000
  • Sigma Xi. Eta Kappa Nu. Tau Beta Pi. American Men and Women of Science
  • Who's Who in Technology Today

Russell Tessier

  • NSF Information Technology Research Grant Awardee
  • Lilly teaching Fellow, 2002-2003
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2002-2003
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, 2002-2003

Donald F. Towsley

  • Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and Journal of Dynamic Discrete Event Systems
  • On the Editorial boards of Networks and Performance Evaluation
  • Program Co-chair of the joint ACM SIGMETRICS and PERFORMANCE '92 conference
  • Two-time recipient of the Best paper Award of the ACM Sigmetrics Conference
  • Fellow of the IEEE and of the ACM
  • Member of ORSA and is active in the IFIP Working Groups 6.3 on Performance Modeling of Networks and 7.3 on Performance Modeling
  • IEEE’s most prestigious honors, the 2007 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
  • UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecturer award in 2002 and a UMass Amherst College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty Research Award, 2003

Marinos N. Vouvakis

  • College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium Best Student Paper Award (3rd Place), 2005
  • The Ohio State University ECE Department Teaching Fellow
  • ANSOFT Corp. Fellow

Tilman Wolf

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE HPSR Conference, 2011
  • ECE Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2010
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award, 2008
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2006
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2005
  • Lilly Teaching Fellowship, 2004
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1996

K. Sigfrid Yngvesson

  • Wallin Medal, Royal Society for Science, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1970
  • IEEE Fellow, 1998

Qiangfei Xia

  • NSF Career Award, 2013
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2012
  • UMass Distinguished Teadhing Award Nominee, 2011

Michael Zink

  • Best Paper at Multimedia Computing and Networking, 2008