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Chellappa Receives Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award

Chellappa Receives Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award

Prof. Rama Chellappa
Prof. Rama Chellappa

Minta Martin Professor of Engineering Rama Chellappa (ECE/UMIACS/CS) has been awarded the 2011 Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award. He was selected for this award in recognition of his contributions to the Clark School of Engineering as an exceptional engineering educator, and presented with the award at the Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2011.

Prof. Chellappa has successfully brought the passion of his research into the classroom through the development of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s image processing and computer vision program. He has also made an enormous impact through his mentorship of students in the Gemstone program focusing on the image processing area, and received the Outstanding Gemstone Mentor Award for his efforts, which included projects aimed at assisting visually impaired individuals through technology.

Students have described Prof. Chellappa's teaching as: “passionate,” “gifted” and full of “infectious enthusiasm.”

For more information about Prof. Chellappa and his accomplishments as a teacher, scholar, and researcher, visit:

May 26, 2011

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