Dr. François Baccelli, the Simons Chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected to receive the 2014 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement award.

Prof. Evdokia Nikolova has been selected to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The award is the most prestigious offered by NSF’s CAREER Program, providing up to five years of funding to junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of their organizations’ missions.

Prof. Robert Heath of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Wireless and Networking Communications Group and his co-author UT ECE alumnus Kien T. Truong have been named as the recipients of the 2014 Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN) Best Paper Award.

Prof. David Pan, PhD student Subhendu Roy, and their Mentor Graphics collaborators have received the Best Paper Award at the 23rd ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD).

UT ECE alumna Yang Zhao has received a 2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award from The University of Texas at Austin graduate school.

UT ECE PhD student Bei Yu has been named a recipeient of a Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. This is a highly competitive national award given to Chinese students who study abroad not directly sent by Chinese government, which number more than 200,000 in the US alone.

Prof. Sanjay Banerjee has been named the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award. Prof. Banerjee was recognized "for contributions to column-IV MOSFETs and related materials processing."

The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering rose to the top 10 in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 graduate program rankings, strengthening the school’s position as one of the nation’s elite engineering schools.

Profs. Robert Heath and Jeff Andrews and their co-authors Jun Zhang, and Marios Kountouris have received the 2014 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.

Prof. Sriram Vishwanath has received the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency 2014  Entrepreneur of the Year award. Sriram has served as an advisor to Lynx Labs, a startup launched by UT students. The company makes a camera and software that can capture environments in 3-D. Vishwanath also advises M87, a company run by engineering graduate students.