Feb. 16, 2022 — Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Pegasus Professor and Trustee Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, is the 2022 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) prestigious S.S. Steinberg Award.
Feb. 7, 2022 — Dept. of Computer Science associate professor David Mohaisen was selected to receive the College of Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Teaching Award. He will be considered for the university-wide award and will be recognized at the Founder’s Day Convocation on April 6, 2022.
Jan. 21, 2022 — Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering professor Jiyu Fang was named a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the area of biological and biocompatible materials.
Jan. 21, 2022 — Mubarak Shah, Pegasus Professor and director of the Center for Research in Computer Vision, was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery for his significant contributions to human action recognition in video and for his leadership in promoting the undergraduate research experience.
Jan. 21, 2022 — Ali P. Gordon, associate dean for graduate affairs and professor in the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been promoted to Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME considers this honor to be a membership grade of distinction that is bestowed upon those who are responsible for significant achievements in the field of engineering.
Jan. 3, 2022 — Jun Wang from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering is being recognized as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to low-power disk storage system design. IEEE Fellow is “a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.”
Dec. 7, 2021 — Zhishan Guo from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering received the Best Industry Solution Award at RTSS 2021 for the work entitled “Toward Real-Time Guaranteed Scheduling for Autonomous Driving Systems.” This is part of the ongoing effort he leads with Yaser Fallah and certifiable autonomous driving. IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) is the flagship conference in the field of real-time systems that accepts 30 to 35 papers every year, with a single-track program setting.
Nov. 19, 2021 — George Atia from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering was appointed to serve on the editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (TSP) as an associate editor. TSP is a top peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers covering research on the theory and applications of signal processing.
Nov. 19, 2021 — Tania Roy from the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering received a 2021 UCF Luminary Award, a recognition given to exceptional faculty members honored for being academic leaders, bettering lives and shining a light in the world.
Oct. 22, 2021 — Ladislau Boloni and Joseph LaViola from the Dept. of Computer Science, and Jayan Thomas from the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, were inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society. The Society celebrates faculty members who for at least a decade have made scholarly contributions of impact to advance knowledge in their fields, benefit society and distinguish UCF at national or international levels.
Sept. 13, 2021 — Sudipta Seal, chair of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, was invited to deliver the Alpha Sigma Mu award lecture at ASM International’s annual meeting in St. Louis. He is the first UCF professor to be selected for this honor.
June 17, 2021 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has named Dazhong Wu from the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering one of the 20 Most Influential Academics. He is the only professor from UCF and the only academic from the state of Florida to be included on the list, which was published in the latest issue of SME’s magazine Smart Manufacturing.
May 10, 2021 — ‘Fast Company’ magazine has recognized readability technology research by Ben Sawyer from the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems among its 2021 World Changing Ideas. He and his team are working to make it easier for people to read digital text at a high speed with increased comprehension. https://www.ucf.edu/news/fast-company-magazine-recognizes-readability-technology-at-ucf-among-its-2021-world-changing-ideas/
April 23, 2021 — The Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida selected Sudipta Seal, chair of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, among this year’s inductees. ASEM-FL brings together the nation’s most distinguished scholars who live and work in Florida.
April 21, 2021 — Kaitlyn Crawford from the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering was invited by the Bioelectronics – Fundamentals and Applications organizers to give a talk at the Spring 2021 Virtual MRS Conference on April 21st. Her talk highlighted recent discoveries made by the Crawford Lab on nonlinear optic polymers.
April 12, 2021 — Yeonwoong Jung from the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering delivered an invited talk at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting, held virtually on Apr 12. His presentation was entitled “Wafer-scale integration of 2D TMD heterostructures of controlled layer orientation on arbitrary substrates.”
April 7, 2021 — Dingbao Wang of the Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, received the college’s Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award; Tian Tian from the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering received the college’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and Hasan Foroosh from the Dept. of Computer Science received the college’s Excellence in Research Award. Luis Rabelo from the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems received the university’s Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students Award.
April 7, 2021 — Helen Huang, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Thomas Wahl, Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, received the UCF Reach for the Stars Award. The award recognizes early career professionals with highly successful research and creative activity with a national or international impact.
April 7, 2021 — Issa Batarseh, professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Pegasus Professor award, the university’s highest faculty honor. Professors who receive this distinction have well-established careers at UCF and beyond, with national and international recognition for their impact on their area of expertise.
March 30, 2021 —Thomas Wahl from the Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, received the 2021 IAPSO Early Career Scientist medal in physical ocean science. This is awarded in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the research on changes in mean sea level, tides, storm surges, waves, and their interactions.
March 8, 2021 — Pamela Wisniewski, Dept. of Computer Science, was named as one of 31 Women’s History Month Honorees. The honorees were selected “for their impact on students and UCF’s campus community.”