Archives for February 2012

Posted: February 21, 2012

Dr. K.R. Rajagopal, Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and the Forsyth Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will be honored April 4 by Charles University in Prague. Rajagopal will be recognized with the Honoris Causa (DSc) for his "outstanding acade…

Posted: February 21, 2012

Dr. Gabriel Dos Reis, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his continuing investigation of formal-methods-based principles and tools to make the practice of programming a more mathematical activity …

Posted: February 21, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. DanHill holder of the Noble Chair. Hill is a professor and interim head in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Before joining the Texas A&M Engineering faculty, he ta…

Posted: February 21, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Duane McVay holder of the Rob L. Adams '40 Professorship. McVay, a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, joined the department in August 1999. Previously, he s…

Posted: February 17, 2012

Dr. James Caverlee, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his research project, "Real-Time Crowd-Oriented Search and Computation Systems." The award w…

Posted: February 17, 2012

Dr. William Schneider, visiting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has presented the 2012 Dryden Lectureship in Research for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The Dryden Lectureship in Research emphasizes the great importa…

Posted: February 17, 2012

Four research teams in the Dwight Look College of Engineering have received grants from Texas A&M University's Tier One Program (TOP) for interdisciplinary education. The four projects chosen are: DEEP: Discover, Explore and Enjoy Physics and EngineeringKristi Shryock, Lecturer and Director of…

Posted: February 17, 2012

Dr. Patricia Smith, associate professor in the Department ofBiological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with a University Professorship for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence award. The honor is given to the university’s “most distinguished teachers of under…

Posted: February 15, 2012

Dr. Stephen W. Searcy has been named head of thebiological and agricultural engineering department at Texas A&M University. “The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is recognized as a leader in our discipline,” Searcy said. “I am honored to be asked to lead the efforts of my c…

Posted: February 10, 2012

Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, Regents Professor and L.F. Peterson '36 Chair in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The academy honors those who have made important and significant contribu…

Posted: February 10, 2012

A paper written by Dr. Paul Gratz and his graduate student, Reena Panda, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was selected as one of the best papers fromIEEE Computer Architecture Letters in 2011 and will be featured during a special session during …

Posted: February 3, 2012

More than 100 high school teachers from across the state participated in the 2012 Teacher Summit hosted by Texas A&M University’s College of Science and Dwight Look College of Engineering. The Look College and the College of Science have hosted the annual event for the past five years. Teachers…

Posted: February 3, 2012

Dr. Le Xie, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Xie received his CAREER award for his proposal, "CAR…

Posted: February 3, 2012

Myounggyu Won, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received the Best Student Paper Award at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing held in Melbourne, Australia, last fall. Won had two papers accepted: "Energy Efficient and Robus…

Posted: February 3, 2012

The Republic of Colombia is interested in a technology developed by Texas A&M Engineering that could clean contaminated water recovered from drilling and production operations. Colombian officials are also interested in training provided by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) for the …

Posted: February 3, 2012

Dr. Karan L. Watson, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has announced that Dr. Ann Kenimer will serve as associate provost for undergraduate studies, effective March 1. Kenimer, a professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, brings almost 20 years …

Posted: February 1, 2012

Dr. Vladislav V. Yakovlev, who joined the faculty as professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in January, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is one of 66 individuals among OSA’s regular members to be so distinguished in 2012. Election to…

Posted: February 1, 2012

Dr. Michael Pishko has joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as professor and was appointed holder of the Stewart & Stevenson Professorship II by Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, in recognition of his outstanding record of scholarly achievement and futur…