Distinguished Alumni Award
In 2012 the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering established the Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize alumni who have made significant and meritorious contributions to their fields.
Alumni are nominated by their advising professors or the department chair, the Department Council then approves their selection. In early May, the faculty and staff gather to honor the recipients at a luncheon. The recipients also have an opportunity to share the story of their education at the University of Maryland; how it has prepared them for and shaped their career.
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
From left to right: Dr. Balaji Sampath, Dr. Nital Patel, Dr. Leandros Tassiulas,
Dr. Rama Chellappa (ECE Department Chair), and Dr. Mark Smith.
Dr. Nital Patel
Dr. Balaji Sampath
Founder, AID India
Dr. Mark Smith
Dr. Leandros Tassiulas
Professor, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Carole Teolis
Dr. Wade Trappe
Professor, Rutgers University
From L-R: Nikos Sidiropoulos, Lawrence Carin,
Rama Chellappa, Chaitali Chakrabarti & Rajiv Laroia.
Dr. Chaitali Chakrabarti
Professor, Arizona State University
Dr. Lawrence Carin
Department Chair, ECE, Duke University
Dr. Rajiv Laroia
Dr. Nikos Sidiropoulos
Professor, University of Minnesota
Dr. David Bader
Professor, Georgia Tech
Mr. Robert Briskman
Founder, Sirius Satellite Radio
Dr. Naomi Leonard
Professor, Princeton University
Dr. Ramesh Rao
Professor, University of California, San Diego