|2011 IEEE Particle Accelerator Science and Technolog Award
Recipient: Patric Muggli
The 2011 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award is intended to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of particle accelerator science and technology. The citation for the award reads: "for Seminal Contributions to Beam Physics and Beam-Plasma Interactions." The prize includes $3000 and a plaque, which will be presented at an award ceremony on Thursday, March 31 at the 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference in New York.
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
|2011 European Design and Automation Association Lifetime Achievement Award
Recipient: Mel Breuer
Professor Mel Breuer of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been awarded the 2011 European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the state of the art in electronic design, electronic design automation and testing of electronic systems. He is currently a professor of both electrical engineering and computer science at USC, and holds the Charles Lee Powell Chair. Alexander (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Department, said: "Our department joins me in congratulating Mel on this outstanding recognition of his many contributions to computer-aided design for digital systems and very-large-scale-integrated (VLSI) circuits." Date and location of the award ceremony is March 14-18 in Grenoble, France.
|Honorary Doctorate degree from the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology
Recipient: Solomon Golomb
Solomon Golomb, one of the most distinguished Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering faculty, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology. The presentation ceremony will take place in Haifa on Monday, June 13, 2011. Golomb is a USC University Professor and holder of the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications. He also celebrates his 50th year as a USC faculty member in 2011. . He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of both the IEEE and AAAS. He received the USC Presidential Medallion in 1985, was awarded the title of University Professor in 1993, and won the Shannon Award of the Information Theory Society of the IEEE in 1985 and the Hamming Medal of the IEEE in 2000. He became a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science in 1994.
The American Physical Society (APS) Topical Group on Quantum Information (GQI), Vice Chair election
Recipient Yan Jin
About 2.5% of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) membership has the elevated status of Fellow. Yan Jin is professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at University of Southern California and director of USC IMPACT Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in naval engineering from The University of Tokyo and did postdoctoral research at Stanford University. Jin has done research on design theory and methodology, knowledge-based systems, distributed and multi-agent systems, organization modeling, project management, and collaborative engineering. Prior to joining USC faculty in the fall of 1996, Jin worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University. Jin is a recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1998), TRW Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), Best Paper in Human Information Systems (5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2001), and Xerox Best Paper Award (ASME International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 2002). He is currently a guest professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University and a senior engineer (adjunct) at RAND Corporation. Jin is also a Fellow of ASME.
|Orange County Engineering Council's Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
Recipient: Maged M. Dessouky
Maged M. Dessouky has been awarded OCEC's Distinguished Engineering Educator Award for his professional engineering activities outside of the normal scope of the teaching profession. Involvement in student extracurricular activities and scientific achievements with industry applications are considered. The award will be given at a banquet on Monday, February 21, 2011 at The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort.
|Orange County Engineering Council's President's Award
Recipient: Theodore Tsotsis
This prestigious award, which is selected from the successful Distinguished Educator Award nominations, will be presented during the National Engineers Week Awards Banquet to be held on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California 92648. Recipients have been committed to professional engineering activities outside of the normal scope of the teaching profession. Involvement in student extracurricular activities and scientific achievements with industry applications are considered by the selection committee. Tsotsis' has been in academia for more than 32 years serving the Southern California Community of engineering professionals. Hundreds of his past students now hold responsible engineering positions in California and elsewhere.