EECS students voted, and lecturer Andrew DeOrio was named the 2017-2018 HKN Professor of the Year in CSE by the Beta-Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers.
Deorio joined the CSE Division as a Lecturer in January 2012, and in his first year taught over 1500 students in EECS 280, 281, and as an assistant in 381, winning the Yahoo! Teaching Award and the College of Engineering Towner Prize in the process. Dr. DeOrio was also chosen by students as the HKN CSE Professor of the Year in 2013.
In EECS 280 specifically, he restructured the curriculum to better align the EECS 280/281/381 programming sequence, introducing a significant amount of new material and transitioning the discussion section of the course into a lab section with the goal of increasing one-on-one instruction, effective in-class collaboration, and hands-on learning.
The Professor of the Year Award is voted on by all undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.