Bryan Chin, Breeden professor and chair of the materials engineering program, and Jeffrey Fergus, associate dean for program assessment and graduate studies and professor of materials engineering, were named fellows of the Electrochemical Society, the leading professional organization for electrochemical and solid-state science researchers.
Malcolm Crocker, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, was awarded the 2017 Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The award will be presented at the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in November.
Pradeep Lall, John and Anne MacFarlane professor of mechanical engineering, was elected vice president of publications for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Reliability Society.
Anton Schindler, Mountain Spirit endowed professor in civil engineering and director of the Highway Research Center, received the 2017 American Concrete Institute Cedric Wilson Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Award. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a fundamental contribution to understanding early and later-age cracking in lightweight aggregate bridge deck concrete, the effects and benefits of internal curing and for the subsequent engineering and construction applications.
Cheryl Seals, associate professor of computer science and software engineering, and Jakita Thomas, Philpott-WestPoint Stevens associate professor of computer science and software engineering, helped launch the inaugural Black Women in Computing Conference in Washington, D.C., in January. Thomas served as conference co-chair, and Seals served on the conference’s planning committee.
Alice Smith, Joe W. Forehand/Accenture professor of industrial and systems engineering with a joint appointment in computer science and software engineering, was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for her research contributions to computational intelligence for complex systems.
David Umphress, professor of computer science and software engineering, was named the COLSA cyber security and information assurance professor, succeeding Anthony (Tony) Skjellum.
Levent Yilmaz, professor of computer science and software engineering with a joint appointment in industrial and systems engineering, was awarded the best paper award at the Modeling and Simulation of Complexity in Intelligent, Adaptive and Autonomous Systems Symposium for his paper “Verification and Validation of Ethical Decision-Making in Autonomous Systems.” The paper also won runner-up for best paper for the overall Spring Simulation.