The University of Texas Dallas’ Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science recently held an awards banquet to honor faculty and staff who had significant contributions and achievements this year.
“Our annual appreciation and excellence
awards banquet is a fun way to say thank you to those who go the extra mile,” Dean Mark Spong said. “I am
proud of not only the individuals recognized at the banquet, but all of the Jonsson
School employees who are a catalyst in pushing UT Dallas to Tier One status.”
The awards are based on nominations and
broken down in to several categories: staff, students and faculty teaching, and
“We received 16 research award nominations,
including eight for assistant professor, five for associate and three for full.
In some cases, we received multiple nominations for the same candidates,” Spong
said. “This year, the review process for the assistant professor category was
so close that we called it a tie.”
This year’s awards went to Majid
Minary, Robert Gregg, Carlos Busso, Bhavani Thuraisingham, Ryan
McMahan, Vibhav Gogate, James Florence, Stephan Thamban, Chandra
Varma Ponnurangam, Partha De, Shreyas Gokhale, Anshuman Ganguly, Jean-Francois Veyan, Emebet Sahle, Emily Lenart-Donaldson, Jennifer Klunk and