Senior Design Winners and Student and Faculty Honors Presented at Spring Awards Banquet

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:45am

Texas ECE held a banquet Monday. May 8, 2017 at the Connally Ballroom in the Alumni Center to recognize graduating students, exceptional students and faculty, and present awards. The keynote address was delivered by Texas ECE alumna Duy-Loan Le who will be inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame this weekend.

View this photo gallery of the event and award winners

The following awards were presented:

Senior Design Winning Teams

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First Place – Industry

CASAEye - Video Analytics Using Machine Learning

Nicolas Cortes, Caitrianne E. Feddeler, Justin Kang, Conor Lindahl, Rachel Moor, Rochelle Roberts
Project Partner – Boeing
Mentor – Prof. David Soloveichik

Second Place – Industry

GPU Stress & Capabilities Identification Tool

Quinito Baula, Travis Chau, Abigail Johnson, Jayesh Joshi, Konstantyn Komarov
Project Partner – Dell
Mentor – Prof, Sanjay Banerjee

Third Place – Industry

Smart City Lights

Christopher Chen, Justin Curewitz, Kassidy Knight, Pascale R. Queralt, Ankit Sharma, Robert Zuazua
Project Partner – Texas Instruments
Mentor – Prof. Ananth Dodabalapur

First Place – Honors/Entrepreneurship

Intelligent Bike Rack (SMACK)

Jiacheng Jason He, Qian He, Ted Mao, Nicholas Sehy, Clint Simpson, Akshans Verma
Mentor – Michael Phillip

Second Place – Honors/Entrepreneurship


Jackson Haenchen, Matthew Owens, Yash Parekh, Stephen Tran, Andy Yang
Mentor – Prof. Alan Bovik

Third Place – Honors/Entrepreneurship

Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS)

Kevin Chandra, Jessica Heider, Vyom Joshi, Sharmistha Maity, Garrett Maples, Oriana Yeun-Quan Wong
Mentor – Prof. Surya Santoso

Top Teaching Assistants

Kelsey Ball - EE 306
Dylan Zika - EE 445L
Jinseok Choi - EE 445S
Peter Lisle Schaeffer - EE 302

Jacome Dissertation Prize

Dr. Francesco Monticone
“Scattering Engineering at the Extreme with Metamaterials, Metasurfaces, and Nanostructures”


The Gordon T. Lepley IV Endowed Memorial Teaching Award

Dr. Neal Hall
Dr. Craig Chase

Dr. Beer Endowment for Student Excellence
in recognition of excellence in  written and spoken communication

Sahana Krishnan
Stephanie Darnell
Ejeh Okorafor
Phyllis Ang
Michael Stecklein
Rachel Chen 

Faculty Awards Presented by the Undergraduate Advisory Board for Excellence in Teaching

Freshmen Class - Prof. Ramesh Yerraballi
Sophomore Class - Prof. Earl Swartzlander
Junior Class - Prof. Christine Julien
Senior Class - Prof. Mark M. Flynn