2016 Faculty Achievements

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Dhanak

Dr. Manhar Dhanak

Professor and Director of SeaTech - The Institute for Ocean & Systems Engineering, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Co-authored the book "Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering," with Nikolas Xiros, Dr. Eng., associate professor at the University of New Orleans.

Cai

Dr. George (Guo-Qiang) Cai

Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Co-authored the book "Elements of Stochastic Dynamics," with Weiqiu Zhu, Ph.D., Professor and director of the Institute of Applied Mechanics in the Department of Mechanics, at Zhejiang University, China.

Elishakoff

Dr. Isaac E. Elishakoff

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Received the ASME's prestigious Worcester Reed Warner Medal. This medal is awarded to an individual for outstanding contribution to the permanent literature of engineering. The recipients should have published progressive ideas relating to engineering, scientific and industrial research associated with mechanical engineering; the design and operation of mechanical and associated equipment; industrial engineering or management, organization, operation, and the concomitants of each; or other subjects closely associated with those mentioned. To qualify as having permanent value, any paper or treatise should not be less than five (5) years old.

Kang

Dr. Kevin Kang

Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Received a grant from the Osteo Science Foundation for $50K. A prestigious award given to select applicants with promise to make a substantive impact in the field of soft and hard tissue regeneration. The title of the proposal is "Multiple Channels in Bioceramic Scaffolds Promote Rapid Vascularization and Robust Bone Formation". Kang has also published his first FAU journal article in the Advanced Functional Materials journal.

Kim

Dr. Mike Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Received a grant from the Florida Center for Environmental Studies for $50K. The title of the proposal is "Microfluidics for Methane Production and Carbon Storage in Deep Underground Reservoirs".

Frisk

Dr. George Frisk

Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Selected by the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering Editorial Board to be a 2016 Outstanding Reviewer. Outstanding Reviewers will be recognized in the January 2017 issue of the Journal.

Petrie

Dr. Maria Petrie

Associate Dean for International Affairs, Professor, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Awarded the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) Duncan Fraser Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. The award recognizes individuals who have made innovative and meritorious contributions having a significant impact on the advancement of engineering education. The 2016 award is presented at the IFEES annual awards dinner during WEEF & GEDC 2016 in Seoul, South Korea, on November 9, 2016. The winner will receive a medal, a citation, a one-time monetary prize of US $1,000, a roundtrip, economy class air ticket, and three nights lodging to receive the award.

Khoshgoftaar

Dr. Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar

Motorola Professor, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Organized and chaired a workshop on Large-Scale Deep Learning for Data Mining at the 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, August 13-17, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The workshop focused on applications of deep learning and more than 400 people were in attendance. It included the presentation of ten papers and a keynote speech by Dr. Li Deng, Chief Scientist for AI Microsoft Research and ASG.

Su

Dr. Tsung-Chow (Joe) Su

Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Delivered a keynote lecture at the International Conference of Maritime Technology at China's Harbin Engineering University, July 16 - 18, 2016. Su chaired a technical session on robotics and gave a talk titled, "Control Design of a Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with Internal Actuators," based on the recent work of his doctoral candidate, Bo Li. Su also visited Harbin’s State Key Laboratory on Underwater Vehicle Technology, where he gave a presentation about the research activities of his department.

Teegavarapu

Dr. Ramesh Teegavarapu

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering

Awarded the prestigious "Fulbright Scholar Award" to work on research related to "El Nino Dynamics and its Impacts," and acknowledged by United States Senator, Marco Rubio.

Nagarajan

Dr. Sudhagar Nagarajan

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering

Received the Exceptional Faculty Award, FAU Northern Campus Achievement Award 2015-2016 for his outstanding achievement and service to the northern campuses.

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