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Student Awards

Student Awards


Graduate Awards

NYU University-Wide Outstanding Dissertation Award

For University-wide Outstanding Dissertation Awards For The Academic Year

  • 2021 
    Junaid Farooq
    "Cyber-Physical Dynamic Decision Mechanisms for Large Scale Internet of Things Systems & Networks"
    Advisor: Quanyan Zhu
  • 2020 
    Roozbeh Soleymani
    "Multi-Talker Babble Noise Reduction in Cochlear Implant Devices"
    Advisor: Ivan Selesnick

 

Alexander Hessel Award for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Electrical Engineering

This award is given in memory of the late ECE Professor Alexander Hessel to a graduate student for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in electrical engineering. The award carries a cash prize of $1500. All Ph.D. students who completed a doctoral dissertation (or a complete draft) between April of the previous year and March of the current year are eligible.

  • 2022 
    Bo Pang (Advisor: Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang)
  • 2021 
    Juntao Chen (Advisor: Prof. Quanyan Zhu)
  • 2020 
    Parisa Hassanzadeh (Advisor: Prof. Elza Erkip)
  • 2019 
    Roozbeh Soleymani (Advisor: Prof. Ivan Selesnick)
  • 2018 
    Tao Bian (Advisor: Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang)
  • 2017 
    Sanjay Goyal
  • 2016 
    Jeyavijayan Rajendran

 

David Goodman Leadership and Academic Excellence Award

This award is given in honor of ECE Professor Emeritus David Goodman to one or more  Ph.D. students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership and service while maintaining outstanding research and academic performance. This award recognizes both internal and external leadership and service to the profession. Students graduating in the past year (between June of the previous year and May of the current year) are eligible. The award carries a cash prize of $500.

(Before 2022) This award is given in honor of ECE Professor Emeritus David Goodman to ECE students with excellent research performance. This award is open to all ECE undergraduate and graduate students who have received a paper award as the lead author from a peer-reviewed journal or conference, or a prestigious recognition of their research work, in the past year.

  • 2021 
    Mengzhe Huang (Advisor: Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang)
  • 2020 
    Tao Zhang (Advisor: Prof. Quanyan Zhu)
  • 2019 
    Parisa Hassanzadeh (Advisor: Prof. Elza Erkip)
    Weinan Gao (Advisor: Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang)

 

The Dante Youla Award For Graduate Research Excellence in Electrical and Computer Engineering

This award is given in memory of the late ECE Professor Emeritus Dante Youla for timely recognition of important research contributions made by Ph.D. students. The award recognizes one impactful paper in which the awardee is the principal author or a significant external award. The paper needs to be published/accepted or the external award received in the past year (between April of the previous year and March of the current year). The award carries a cash prize of $500.

(Before 2022) This award is given in honor of ECE Professor Emeritus Dante Youla to a graduate student who has made the most significant research contributions among all ECE graduate students (Ph.D. and MS) in the past year.

  • 2022 
    Fabrizio Carpi (Advisors: Prof. Elza Erkip, Prof. Siddharth Garg)
    Leilei Cui (Advisor: Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang)
    Linan Huang (Advisor: Prof. Quanyan Zhu)
    Guanrui Li (Advisor: Prof. Guiseppe Loianno)
    Bo Pang (Advisor: Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang)
  • 2021 
    Zhujun Huang (Advisor: Prof. Davood Shahrjerdi)
  • 2020 
    Junaid Farooq (Advisor: Prof. Quanyan Zhu)
  • 2019 
    Arun Parthasarathy (Advisor: Prof. Shaloo Rakheja)
    Juntao CHEN (Advisor: Prof. Quanyan Zhu)
  • 2018 
    Shu Sun
  • 2017 
    George Robert MacCartney
  • 2016 
    Erdem Asa
    Tao Bian (Advisor: Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang)

 

David C. and Cecilia M. Chang Education Award for Graduate Teaching Excellence in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established and funded by the former President of Polytechnic University David C. Chang and his wife Cecilia M. Chang, this award is given to one or more ECE graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in assisting undergraduate or graduate classes in the past year (Spring and Fall semesters of the previous year). The award carries a cash prize of $500.

  • 2022 
    Kevin Joon Tai Kim (Nominator: Prof. Guiseppe Loianno)
  • 2021 
    Fabrizio Carpi (Advisor: Prof. Elza Erkip and Prof. Siddharth Garg)
  • Yunfei Ge (Advisor: Prof. Quanyan Zhu)

 

The Theodor Tamir Award for the Best MS Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established by the late ECE Professor Emeritus Theodor Tamir, this award is given to a student in the MS program for the most outstanding MS Thesis or research project (with detailed report or published/accepted papers) in electrical or computer engineering. All MS students who completed a MS Thesis (or a complete draft) or a research project the past year (between April of the previous year and March of the current year) are eligible. The award carries a cash prize of $500.

(Before 2022)

Theodor Tamir Award for the Best MS Thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established and funded by ECE Professor Emeritus Theodor Tamir, this award will be given to a MS student for the most outstanding MS Thesis in electrical or computer engineering.

  • 2022 
    Tianyun Sun (Advisor: Prof. Farokh Atashzar)
  • 2021 
    Dipankar Shakya (Advisor: Prof. Ted Rappaport)
  • 2020 
    Alexander Dunyak (Advisor: Prof. Quanyan Zhu)
  • 2019 
    Guanze Peng (Advisor: Prof. Quanyan Zhu)
  • 2018 
    Yunfei Teng
  • 2017 
    Ruturaj Nankumar Pujari
  • 2016 
    Carlos Hernan Alonso Martinez

 

The Myron M. Rosenthal Award for Best MS Academic Achievement in Electrical and Computer Engineering

This award is given to MS students in electrical or computer engineering who have achieved excellent academic performance. All MS students who graduated or expect to graduate between June of the previous year and May of the current year are eligible. This award carries a cash prize of $200.

(Before 2022) This award is given to a MS student in electrical or computer engineering based on the course work as well as MS thesis or project.

  • 2022 
    Cheng Chen
    Xiaotian Li
    Zulong Ye
  • 2021 
    Dajr Alfred (Advisor: Prof. Dariusz Czarkowski)
  • 2019 
    Ish Kumar Jain (Advisor: Prof. Shiv Panwar)
  • 2018 
    Amirhossein Khalilian-Gourtani
  • 2017 
    Jun Li
  • 2016 
    Rui Zhang

 

The Athanasios Papoulis Award 

For Graduate Teaching Excellence in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 2018 
    Fraida Fund
    Muhammad Junaid Farooq
  • 2017 
    Nikhil Rangerajan
  • 2016 
    Erdem Asa

 

Inclusive Excellence Award

  • 2021 
    Zahra Ghodsi

 


Undergraduate Awards

Margaret Goldstone Memorial Fund Award 

Given by the late Professor Leonard O. Goldstone, in memory of his wife, to the graduating senior receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering with the highest academic standing.

  • 2021 
    Katelyn Rose Owings
  • 2020 
    Mayank Vanjani
  • 2018 
    Damian S Dziedzic
  • 2017 
    Robert Ryszewski
  • 2016 
    Wells Santo

 

The Myron M. Rosenthal Award for Best BS Academic Achievement in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established by the late Professor Myron M. Rosenthal and awarded to electrical engineering juniors with the highest academic standing.

  • 2021 
    Mir Naveen Alam
  • 2020 
    Katelyn Owings
  • 2018 
    Rundong Chen
  • 2017 
    Damian Dziedzic
    Riya Varughese
  • 2016
    Damian S. Dziedzic

 

William J. Stolze Award

Established by William J. Stolze ’45EE in 1985 and awarded annually to the Electrical Engineering sophomore with the highest academic standing.

  • 2021 
    Krzysztof Chciuk
  • 2020 
    Mir Naveen Alam
  • 2018 
    Mayank Vanjani
  • 2017 
    Rundong Chen
  • 2016 
    Fahim Ghani

 

The Myron M. Rosenthal Merit Award

The Myron M. Rosenthal Merit Award for Best BS Academic Achievement in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering is awarded to students who achieved an outstanding grade point average, achievement in coursework, research and additional departmental activities.

  • 2021 
    Rohan Raghuraman
    Jonathan Lin
    Daniel Hunte
    Danny Alcedo
    Austen Arniello
    Simon Kahn
    Qixiao Zhang
    Nicola Rachel Adele Ramdass
    Erica Malaluan Chou
  • 2020 
    Carlos Alfonso Valle-Diaz
    Sammy Almawaldi
    Noor Md Fahim Faisal
    Gabrielle Fisher
    Florence Tong
    Sophia Elizabeth Danielsen
    Michael Alan Kochera
    Yuxi Luo
    Ignacio Santiago Calvera Maldonado
  • 2018 
    Kamal Fuseini
    Trisha Kadle
    Ana Bolsoni
    Maghew Karashik
    Alex Uriel Concepcion Romero
    Ali Hasan
  • 2017 
    Hieu Sy Do
    Nathan Thomas Ly
    Riya A Varughese
    Bilal Saleem
    Anfernee Zhao
    Fahim Ghani
    Alex Uriel Concepcion Romero
    Teddy Zeng

External Awards

  • 2022 
    Best Paper Award at the IEEE Globecom 2022. "Thermal Conduction as a Wireless Communication Channel". Ruth G. Gebremedhin; Advisor: Theodore Rappaport
  • 2021 
    Best Paper Award at the Wireless Communications Symposium, Globecom 2021. "Sub-Terahertz Spatial Statistical MIMO Channel Model for Urban Microcells at 142 GHz". Shihao Ju; Advisor: Theodore Rappaport

  • SECOND PRIZE at 2021 ComSoc Student Competition "Communications Technology Changing the World". I-Chi (Michael) Wang; Advisor: Jonathan Chao

    Best Poster Award at 2021 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop
    Fabrizio Carpi; Advisor(s): Elza Erkip, Siddharth Garg)