Industry Day 2008
The inaugural Industry Day was held on April 14, 2008 in the Harris Engineering Center. This state-of-the-art building is the crowning facility of the engineering and computer science complex.
Dr. Paul McManamon, Chief Scientist at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, gave a keynote speech on "Layered Sensing, a Response to Performance Based Knowledge Objectives."
Dr. William Hoffman, UCF Alumnus and Vice President of Kitware, Inc., presented a talk on Open Source Software at the Industry Day Award Luncheon. The award presentation followed thereafter. A list of recipients can be found below.
The day concluded with a Poster Session in which students displayed their ongoing research efforts. Industry Affiliates were able to interact and network with the both students and their advisors.
View the Industry Day 2008 Agenda
Outstanding Alumni Award
To recognize and honor an outstanding alumnus of the Department of EECS who has enhanced the prestige of the school through his/her professional success, leadership, dedication to serving the community.
Recipients: James H. Pierce, William Hoffman, Kamran Malik
Industrial Affiliates Board Service Award
To recognize and honor a current board member's exceptional and significant service to the School's Industry Advisory Board (IAB) through leadership, dedication, energy and ideas that consistently support the mission and objectives of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Recipients: Susan Mendez, Robert W. Franceschini
Industry Research Sponsor Award
To recognize and honor an Industry for its continued and consistent research support to the Department of EECS.
Recipient: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis and Mr. Ed Knerr accepting the award on behalf of Lockheed Martin.
Graduate Teaching Associate
To recognize and honor an outstanding graduate student teacher of the Department of EECS who has enhanced the quality of the school's undergraduate education through excellence in teaching and mentorship.
Recipient: Robert Lee
Outstanding Dissertation Award
To recognize and honor the quality and contribution of a Department of EECS student's doctoral dissertation. The dissertation award is given to a Ph.D. student whose Ph. D dissertation research demonstrates the strongest potential of impacting the state-of-the art in an EECS research discipline.
Recipient: Dr. Asaad Hakeem
Distinguished Faculty Researcher of the Year
To recognize and honor outstanding research activity of the Department of EECS faculty.
Recipients: Dr. Huiyang Zhou, Dr. John Shen
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
To recognize and honor the quality and contribution of a Department of EECS faculty in undergraduate teaching.
Recipient: Mr. Arup Guha
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
To recognize and honor the quality and contribution of a Department of EECS faculty in graduate level teaching.
Recipient: Dr. Kenneth Stanley