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prof Eric Pop
February 2022

Congratulations to Professor Eric Pop, recognized as an Intel 2021 Outstanding Researcher.

The annual award program recognizes the exceptional contributions made through Intel university-sponsored research. Intel sponsors and works alongside academic researchers around the globe in areas such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), artificial intelligence (AI), and other innovative technologies.

Eric's team focused on improving Moore's Law scaling with two-dimensional (2D) materials by solving some of the important challenges in this field. The team made two discoveries that can influence future research in the field of 2D transistors. One is a predictive optical metrology which correlates with device performance. Another is a prototype of NMOS contact which is on par with silicon technology.

"We are pleased to recognize the important contributions of these carefully -selected researchers in our 2021 Outstanding Researcher Awards. We wish them each sincere congratulations," said Henning Braunisch, co-director of Intel's Corporate Research Council.

View full article Intel's 2021 Outstanding Researcher Awards Recognize 17 Academic Researchers 


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professor Subhasish Mitra
January 2022

Professor Subhasish Mitra has been selected to receive the 2022 IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Memorial Award.

Mitra directs the Stanford Robust Systems Group, leads the Computation Focus Area of the Stanford SystemX Alliance, and is a member of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. His research ranges across Robust Computing, NanoSystems, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), and Neurosciences. Results from his research group have influenced almost every contemporary electronic system, and have inspired significant government and research initiatives in multiple countries. He has held several international academic appointments — the Carnot Chair of Excellence in NanoSystems at CEA-LETI in France, Invited Professor at EPFL in Switzerland, and Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan.

The Goode Award is given to individuals for their achievements in the information processing field which are considered either a single contribution of theory, design, or technique of outstanding significance, or the accumulation of important contributions on theory or practice over an extended time period.


Join us in celebrating Mitra's contributions!



professor John Hennessy
January 2022

Congratulations to Professor John Hennessy on being selected as one of the winners of the 2022 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering by the National Academy of Engineering.

Recognized as one of the world's preeminent awards for engineering achievement, the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering honors an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information. The Draper Prize is awarded biennially, and recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines.


Please join us in congratulating John on another more-than-well-deserved honor!


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prof Dorsa Sadigh
January 2022

Congratulations to Professor Dorsa Sadigh! She is a recipient of the 2021 Okawa Foundation Research Grant. Her research theme is Adaptive Human-Robot Interaction.


Please join us in congratulating Dorsa on her well-deserved recognition!


Dorsa's research interests lie at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and control theory. She is interested in developing efficient algorithms for safe, reliable, and adaptive human-robot and generally multi-agent interactions.

The mission of the Okawa Foundation is the promotion and development in the field of information and telecommunications through awards and research grants as well as efforts to nurture researchers, engineers, and providers. It also seeks to promote diversity and ubiquitousness of human communication and thereby contribute to the peace and prosperity of humankind.

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prof Shan X. Wang
December 2021

Congratulations to Professor Shan X. Wang. He has been named as a 2021 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

Shan's research and inventions span across a variety of areas including magnetic biochips, in vitro diagnostics, cancer biomarkers, magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic sensors, magnetoresistive random access memory, and magnetic integrated inductors.

"The caliber of this year's class of NAI Fellows is outstanding. Each of these individuals are highly-regarded in their respective fields," said Dr. Paul R. Sanberg, FNAI, President of the NAI. "The breadth and scope of their discovery is truly staggering. I'm excited not only see their work continue, but also to see their knowledge influence a new era of science, technology, and innovation worldwide." 


Congratulations to Shan on his well-deserved honor!


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prof Eric Pop
November 2021

Please join us in congratulating Professor Eric Pop on his elevation to IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to phase-change memory, and to the thermal science of nanomaterials and nanoscale transistors. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields.

Eric's research is at the intersection of nanoelectronics and nanoscale energy conversion. Most projects include both fundamental and applied, experimental and computational components. Pop Lab


Please join us in congratulating Eric on his well-deserved recognition!


prof Shanhui Fan
October 2021

Professor Shanhui Fan has been selected as a 2021 Simons Investigator in Physics. Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive a stable base of research support from the foundation, enabling them to undertake the long-term study of fundamental questions. The intent of the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science programs is to support outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists. Congratulations to all of the 2021 Simons Investigators! Simons Foundation News announcement

Shanhui works broadly on photonics theory. He has made fundamental contributions in temporal coupled mode theory, non-reciprocity as induced by dynamic modulation, photonic gauge potentials, waveguide quantum electrodynamics, solar cell light trapping theory and daytime radiative cooling. Recently, he has been working on concepts of synthetic dimensions as a way to explore Hermitian and non-Hermitian topological physics in photonics.

Excerpted from Simons Foundation, 2021 Simons Investigators


Please join us in congratulating Shanhui for this outstanding recognition!


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prof Krishna Saraswat
September 2021
Congratulations to Professor Krishna Saraswat on receiving the 2021 Aristotle Award. The Aristotle Award recognizes supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of students has had a profound and continuing impact on their professional performance and consequently a significant impact for members over a long period of time. 
"Dr. Krishna Saraswat is a globally-respected leader and pioneer in several critical semiconductor technologies including gate-dielectrics, silicide-contacts, high-speed interconnects, optoelectronics, and high-performance materials (Ge, III-V) for sub-10-nm devices. His profound expertise is only matched by his passion in student advising – 90 Ph.D.s and 35 post-docs, who have gone on to become leading lights in industry and academia, including Presidents (Prof. L. Rafael Reif @ MIT), Deans (Prof. Tsu-Jae Liu @ UC-Berkeley), CEOs (Seok-hee Lee @ SK hynix), CTOs (Ajit Paranjpe @ Veeco), etc. He taught his students critical problem-solving skills and nurtured creative-thinking abilities, which became invaluable strengths throughout their careers.
Dr. Krishna Saraswat has been at Stanford for over 45 years, doing research and guiding graduate students to solve critical research problems in the manufacturing of integrated circuits. He's one of the reasons that Stanford has been a leading academic institution in this area of Electrical Engineering." Source:
Krishna's Award Presentation

Congratulations to Krishna on this very special recognition!

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Professor Priyanka Raina
September 2021

Congratulations to Professor Priyanka Raina for being recognized as an Intel 2021 Rising Star Faculty. The Intel® Rising Star Faculty Award (RSA) program has selected ten promising early-career academic researchers who lead some of the most important technology research of our time. The chosen faculty members work with disruptive technologies that have the potential to advance the future of computing in fields encompassing computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, material science, and chemical engineering.

The program recognizes community members who are doing exceptional work in the field and facilitates long-term collaborative relationships with senior technical leaders at Intel. Recipients of this award are also distinguished for exemplifying innovative teaching methods and increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computer science and engineering.

The key technology areas under investigation by selected faculty include cybersecurity, hardware security, nanotechnology, semiconductor device technologies, neuromorphic computing, machine learning/artificial intelligence, and memory management.

This year's winners include esteemed faculty at the following institutions:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Arizona State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Cornell University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Oregon State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Indian Institute of Science


Please join us in congratulating Priyanka and all the RSA winners for 2021!


Excerpted from "Intel 2021Rising Star Faculty Award..."

Prof. Bob Gray
September 2021

Congratulations to Professor Robert M. Gray for being selected as a 2020 Okawa Prize Winner. His citation reads, for "seminal research in information coding theory and data compression, and enormous contributions to the promotion of diversity in engineering education."

The Okawa Prize is intended to pay tribute to and make public recognition of persons who have made outstanding contributions to the research, technological development and business in the information and telecommunications fields internationally.

Please join us in congratulating Bob on this meaningful recognition and his continued contributions to electrical engineering and education.


You can learn more about his seminal research and amazing efforts on improving diversity in engineering from his website


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