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2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!| Short Read

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to a faculty member in the areas of computer science, electrical engineering, and systems. Each faculty member is recognized for their accomplishments in teaching, research, and service, as well as special contributions as noted.

The recipients of the 2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are:

EnlargeMingyan Liu
IMAGE:  Professor Mingyan Liu

Mingyan Liu
Associate Professor

For outstanding contributions to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and for innovative research in wireless networks.


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IMAGE:  Scott Mahlke

Scott Mahlke 
Associate Professor
Computer Architecture

For innovative research in the fields of compilers and computer architecture to produce customized computer systems that overcome challenges in performance, power consumption and reliability.

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IMAGE:  Professor Mahta Moghaddam

Mahta Moghaddam
Applied Electromagnetics

For outstanding contributions to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and for world-renowned research in subsurface radar imaging.


Mingyan Liu
Scott Mahlke portrait
Professor Mahta Moghaddam
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Catharine June
ECE Communications and Marketing Manager

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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