Electrical engineering and computer science Professors Cenk Gursoy and Qinru Qiu received 2020 IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Academic) Awards. Both were nominated by Distinguished Professor Pramod Varshney.
Qiu was recognized for her pioneering contributions in stochastic power management and brain-inspired architectures to achieve energy efficient computing.
“I want to thank Dr. Varshney for the nomination, and thank my colleagues, friends and students for their support,” said Qiu. “I’m honored to be recognized by this award and also encouraged to further my research in the area of energy efficient and brain-inspired neuromorphic computing.”
Gursoy was recognized for his significant contributions in wireless communications and networking.
“In my research group, we have been working to solve the challenges in the design of 5G wireless networks. More recently, we have started to analyze next-generation 6G wireless systems by incorporating machine learning into the network design. It is a great honor to have these efforts and contributions recognized with the IEEE Technological Innovation (Academic) Award,” said Gursoy. “I also would like extend my sincere thanks to Prof. Varshney for nominating me for this award.”