Profs. Rauchwerger and Gutierrez-Osuna receive 2014 Faculty Fellow Awards

Two Department of Computer Science and Engineering faculty members were among the recipients of the 2013-2014 Texas A&M College of Engineering Teaching, Service, and Contribution Awards. Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger was recognized for his overall contribution in teaching, scholarly activities, and professional service to the College of Engineering by being named as the Herbert H. Richardson Faculty Fellow. Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna received the Barbara & Ralph Cox ’53 College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award for his development of a strong record of teaching, research, and service. Professors Rauchwerger and Gutierrez-Osuna will receive monetary gifts and award plaques at the College of Engineering's awards banquet on May 1, 2014.

Image of Lawrence RauschwergerDr. Rauchwerger is co-director of Parasol Lab, a research facility for the development of algorithms and applications, and manager of the Lab's software and systems group. He is a speaker in the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program and the deputy director of the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences at Texas A&M. Among his many awards are the Halliburton Fellowship Award, IBM Faculty Award, TEES Fellow Awards (2002, 2005), and NSF CAREER Award.

Before joining the CSE faculty in 1996, Dr. Rauchwerger was a visiting assistant professor at the Center for Supercomputing R&D at the University of Illinois. He holds a bachelors in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute in Romania, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include compilers for parallel and distributed computing, parallel and distributed C ++ libraries, adaptive runtime optimizations, and architectures for parallel computing.

Image of Ricard Guiterrez OsunaDr. Gutierrez-Osuna is the director of the Perception, Sensing, and Instrumentation Lab, which studies how man-made and biological sensory systems interact with, learn from and adapt to their environments. His many honors include the NSF CAREER Award, Spain's Ministry of Education and Science Ramón y Cajal Award, Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award, the 2009 Barbara and Ralph Cox '53 Faculty Fellow Award, and the Association of Former Students College-level Distinguished Teaching Award.

In 2002 Dr. Gutierrez-Osuna came to CSE from Wright State University. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, an M.S. in Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. Dr. Gutierrez-Osuna's research interests are in the areas of intelligent sensors, machine olfaction, speech processing, wearable sensors, machine learning, biologically-inspired computation, multimodal interfaces, mobile robotics.