Ph.D. student receives Class Star Award

Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Texas A&M University Class Star Award in Academics for 2011. Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry receiving award

The award was presented by Lt. Gen Joe Weber, U.S. Marine Corps (retired) and Texas A&M vice president of students affairs, in a banquet at the Clayton J. Williams Alumni Center. Chaudhry was recognized for exceptional academic achievements.

Chaudhry's research interests include network coding and its applications, algorithmic and information-theoretic aspects of networking, design of fault tolerant and reliable systems, algebraic coding and combinatorial optimization.

His honors include receiving a Presidential Talent Scholarship, a Texas A&M University Who's Who Award and a Merit Fellowship for his M.Sc. in engineering. Chaudry also was on the State University of New York Dean's Honor List, was a session winner and won a taxonomy level first place prize at Texas A&M Student Research Week 2009, and a session winner and taxonomy level second place prize winner at Texas A&M Student Research Week 2008. He is a member of IEEE, INFORMS, the Pinnacle National Honor Society and Texas A&M International Faculty and Scholars Network. He also is a senator and caucus leader in Texas A&M's student senate, and a member of the academic affairs committee.