The EECS Department has honored five faculty for their sustained excellence in instruction and curricular development, distinguished participation in service activities, or for their significant achievements in scholarly research.
Five faculty have received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The award recognizes individual faculty for special contributions made in teaching, research, and/or service.
The recipients of the 2021 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are:
Kurt Metzger Collegiate Lecturer Mark Brehob is recognized for transitioning several lab-oriented courses to allow in-person work during the pandemic; for outstanding service as a member of the CSE Executive Committee and as the CE Program Advisor; and for leadership in the experiential teaching mission of the Department.
Prof. Ron Dreslinski is recognized for innovative research at the intersection of VLSI and computer architecture, to produce computer systems that overcome limitations created by the end of Dennard Scaling and the slowing of Moore’s Law.
Prof. Cindy Finelli is recognized for outstanding contributions in engineering education research, leadership of the EER program in the College of Engineering, contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in the Division and College, and leadership in assisting ECE faculty with remote teaching methods and technology during the COVID-19 emergency.
Dr. Leland Pierce is recognized for unwavering dedication to teaching and service and ingenious transformation of hands-on lab courses during the COVID-19 era into online successes.
Dr. Don Winsor is recognized for steadfast and distinguished service to the Department as leader of the Departmental Computing Organization, and for contributions as a model citizen of EECS.