ECE Honors Top Faculty, Staff, and Students at Annual Awards Program

Atlanta, GA

On April 24, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering held its 12th annual Roger P. Webb Awards Program at the Klaus Building Atrium. This event honors the students, staff, and faculty who have shown exceptional dedication to their professions and studies and also recognizes members of the ECE community who have received accolades from other springtime awards events throughout campus.

ECE alumni Leslie Sibert and Holmes Hawkins hosted this year's event. Ms. Sibert (BEE '85) is vice president of distribution at Georgia Power, and Mr. Hawkins (BEE '90) is a partner at King and Spalding and serves as the head of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Support for this annual event is provided through an endowment established by the ECE Advisory Board.

The recipients of the 2013 Roger P. Webb Awards are as follows:

Student Awards

Outstanding ECE Sophomore Award: Qisi Wang

ECE Junior Scholar Award: Charles Austin Sutlief

ECE Undergraduate Research Award: Penyen Chi

Most Outstanding ECE Senior Co-op Award: Jessica Shaffer

Outstanding Service to Georgia's Community Award: Caitlyn Seim

ECE Faculty Award: Layla Marshall

Outstanding Electrical Engineering Senior Award: Allison Del Giorno

Outstanding Computer Engineering Senior Award: Andrew Biviano

ECE Senior Scholar Award: Stephen Bracca, Siddhartha Datta Roy, Adam Dixon, Layla Marshall, Timothy Philip, Ackshaey Singh, Samrat Sinharoy

Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver Award: Razi Dehghannasiri, Matthew Hale, Yiming Kong

ECE Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award: Amy LaViers

ECE Graduate Research Assistant Excellence Award: Han Lun Yap, Qi Zhou

Staff Awards

Hats Off Performance Award: Marion Crowder, Chris Malbrue

Research Spotlight Award: Ian Cooper

Academic Spotlight Award: Kevin Pham

Faculty Awards

Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award: Santiago Grijalva

ECE Outreach Award: Jeff Davis

Richard M. Bass/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teacher Award: Greg Durgin

W. Marshall Leach, Jr./Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teacher Award: Magnus Egerstedt

D. Scott Wills ECE Distinguished Mentor Award: Steven McLaughlin

Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award: John Copeland

In addition, two ECE staff members were recognized for receiving college degrees, as were five graduate teaching assistants who were also honored at the annual ECE Spring Picnic, sponsored by all of the ECE student organizations.

College Degree Graduates

Peter Huynh, Master's Degree in Business Administration (Computer Information Systems), Georgia State University, Spring 2012

Toya Jordan, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (Managerial Sciences), Georgia State University, Spring 2013

Recognition of Outstanding ECE Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

Jevon Raghubir, Amanda Cummings, Clifton Thomas, Nicholas Bertrand, Andrew Price


Recognition of Awards Presented at the April 10 Georgia Tech Faculty Staff Honors Luncheon

Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award: Ali Adibi

Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award: John Cressler

Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award: Ayanna Howard

Steven A. Denning Faculty Award for Global Engagement: Abdallah Ougazzaden

Staff Leadership Award: Etta Pittman

Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award: Chris Rozell


Recognition of Awards Presented at the April 16 Georgia Tech Student Honors Day

CEIA Academic Internship Student Achievement Award: Andrew Harris

Love Family Foundation Scholarship: Allison Del Giorno

Helen Grenga Outstanding Woman Engineer Award: Layla Marshall

James G. and Mary G. Wohlford Scholarship: Shivani Mehta

Dorothy Cowser Yancy Incentive Award: Kyle Woumn

William Gilmer Perry Award: Alan Dong

Kelley Music Scholarship: Joseph Lind, Matthew O'ShaughnessyChris Wang

Henry Ford II Scholar Awards: Sachit Kadle, Jason McElrath


Recognition of Awards Presented at the April 4 Sigma Xi Awards Program

Sigma Xi Best Doctoral Thesis Award: Maysamreza Chamanzar (Ali Adibi, Advisor) and Suk Choi (Russell Dupuis, Advisor)

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2013 Roger P. Webb ECE Graduate Student Award Winners

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2013 Roger P. Webb ECE Faculty Award Winners

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2013 Roger P. Webb ECE Staff Award Winners

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Last revised August 1, 2017