2014-15 Undergraduate Student Awards

Students, parents, and faculty gathered to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities.

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Students, parents, and faculty gathered on Friday, March 13, 2015 to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities. David Neuhoff, Senior Associate Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Drew DeOrio, Faculty Lecturer III for Computer Science and Engineering, presented the awards.

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College of Engineering Awards

Arlen R. Hellwarth Award 
Presented to two undergraduate student leaders across the College who have made valuable contributions to the College, University and/or community.
Jacob DurrahComputer Science
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award
This award is presented by the College of Engineering to an outstanding student from each program offered within the College of Engineering. Students are selected by each department on the basis of academic and personal excellence.
Maureen Daum, Computer Science
Scott Su, Computer Engineering
Jacob Winick, Electrical Engineering
Distinguished Leadership Award
This award is presented to undergraduate and graduate students of the College of Engineering who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the College, University, and community.
Lauren Bilbo, Electrical Engineering
Jamie Sookprasong, Computer Science
Henry Ford II Prize
This award is presented to an outstanding junior who has demonstrated academic excellence.
Lauren Bilbo, Electrical Engineering
Marian Sarah Parker Prize
This award is presented to an outstanding woman undergraduate who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and/or community.
Genevieve Flaspohler, Computer Engineering
Roger M. Jones Fellowship
This annual fellowship abroad provides a graduating U-M engineering student the opportunity to study the humanities at a European university to broaden and deepen her previous education in the College of Engineering.
Allison McDonald, Computer Science

EECS Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award
This award is presented by the EECS Department to an outstanding senior student from each of the three programs of study (EE, CE, and CS) in EECS. Students are selected on the basis of outstanding overall academic and personal excellence.
Maureen Daum, Computer Science
Genevieve Flaspohler, Computer Engineerin
Zelin Zhang, Electrical Engineering
William L. Everitt Student Award of Excellence
This award is presented by the EECS Department to a top student from each of the three programs of study in EECS. These students are in the top 10% of their class and have an interest in communications and computers, as well as professional interests and activities.
Seth GoldsteinComputer Engineering
Matthew Grossman, Computer Science
Yixin Ma, Electrical Engineering
Outstanding Research Award
This award is given to students who completed an outstanding research project with a faculty member or graduate student over and above the requirements of a course or an independent project.
Joshua AdkinsComputer Engineering
Joeson Wong,Electrical Engineering
Rui Zhang, Computer Science
Outstanding Service Award 
This award is presented to students who have shown exceptional leadership in their student organizations, service to the University, College, or Department, or service to the community.
Sarah ParisComputer Engineering
Alexandria Strother
, Electrical Engineering
Austin Yarger
, Computer Science
William Harvey Seeley Prize
This award is presented to an electrical engineering student who stands first in his/her class at the completion of the freshman year.
Jay Mulani, Electrical Engineering
This award is presented to one or more students who exemplify a partnership between engineering and business through involvement in or startup of a private business, patents, or partnerships with corporations, furthering their field of knowledge or interest.
Prateek Sachdeva, Computer Science
Matt SchulteComputer Engineering
Jay ZhangElectrical Engineering
EECS Scholars
This award is given to EECS seniors who have been in the College of Engineering at least two full semesters and have a cumulative 3.9 GPA or greater as of Fall 2014.

Joshua Adkins (CE)
Amir Alavi (CS)
Garrison Bellack (CE)
Lauren Bilbo (EE)
Gideon Billings (EE)
Ian Blaauw (CS)
Jocelyn Bohr (CS)
Qizhe Cai (CS)
Dominic Calabrese (EE)
Yue Cao (EE)
Ajaay Chandrasekaran (CS)
Lily Chen (CS)
Joshua Cheng (CS)
James Cheng (CS)
Maureen Daum (CS)
Eric Edmond (CS)
Karthic Epker (CS)
Nicholas Fava (EE)
Genevieve Flaspohler (CE)
Joshua Franz (EE)
Shamik Ganguly (CE)
Todd Goodall (CS)
Nicholas Grifka (CS)
Matthew Grossman (CS)
Qilu Guo (EE)
Kyle Harman (EE)
Conrad Holtsclaw (CS)
Jian Huang (CS)
Olena Huang (CS)
Yuchen Huang (CE)
Yixin Jin (CS)
Benjamin Katz (CS)
Carl Kershaw (CS)
Waleed Khan (CS)
Matthew Ko (CS)
Shuyu Kong (EE)
Ryen Krusinga (CS)
Matthew Leibold (CS)
Jiabo Li (EE)
Alex Liao (EE)
Cameron Lindsay (EE)
Yanqi Liu (EE)
Yuling Liu (CS)
Di Lu (CS)
Daniel Maclennan (CS)
Sahil Madeka (CS)
Ian McGraw (CS)
Nicholas McLaughlin (CS)
Ryan Meredith (EE)
Paul Myers (EE)
Ning Niu (CS)
Nitish Paradkar (CE)
Sarah Paris (CE)
Ali Radha (CS)
Joseph Richey (CS)
Alexander Roberts (CS)
Michael Roberts (CS)
John Ryan (CE)
Jaleel Salhi (CS)
Yu Sha (EE)
Joel Sharin (CS)
Gautham Sholingar (EE)
Daniel Snyder (CE)
Scott Su (CE)
Nicholas Terrell (CS)
Kegan Thorrez (CS)
Andrew Thorwall (CS)
Yi-Ling Tung (CS)
Benjamin VanderSloot (CS)
Benjamin Wang (CE)
Danyang Wang (CS)
Xiaoshi Wang (CS)
Brad Warren (CS)
Stuart Wheaton (CS)
Ryan Whitfield (CS)
Jacob Winick (EE)
Karl Winsor (CS)
Joeson Wong (EE)
Rachel Xiang (CS)
Jiong Xue (CE)
Clark Zhang (CE)
Rui Zhang (CE)
Jay Zhang (EE)
Huajun Zhang (EE)
Yichen Zhao (CE)
Yisha Zhao (CS)
Alan Zhen (CE)
Jinchong Zhou (CS)
David Zick (CS)

SURE Awards
These awards provided funding for students to work with faculty members on research projects of mutual interest. Following is a list of projects and participants.

An Intelligent Vision System Based on Artificial Neural Network
Student Name: Yue Cao
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Zhengya Zhang
Architectural Simulator for Big Data Applications
Student Name: Ze Zhang
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Todd Austin
Audio-Visual Emotion Modeling for Mental Health
Student Name: Stefan Larson
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Emily Mower Provost
Autonomous Robotics Research in the APRIL Lab
Student Name: John Mamish
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Ed Olson
Big Data Analytics for Computer Security
Student Name: Jocelyn Bohr; Sinan Gunbay
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Valeria Bertacco
CMOS Temperature Stability for Heterointegration
Student Name: Yunkai Zhao
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Becky Peterson
Computational Strategic Reasoning
Student Name: Yuling Liu
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Michael Wellman
Developing a Space Experiment to Investigate the Use of Miniature Electrodynamic
Tethers to Enhance Capabilities of Ultra-small Spacecraft

Student Name: Brenton Pniewski
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Brian Gilchrist
Discrete Event Systems
Student Name: Jason Del Rosario
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Stephane Lafortune
Efficiency Optimization of Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Student Name: Jiong Xue
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Stephen Forrest
Embedded Software for Wireless-Controller Modular Robots
Student Name: Haowei Cai
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Shai Revzen
Getting in Control of your Control Flow: Eliminating Arbitrary Code Execution
Student Name: Sahil Madeka
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Todd Austin
Heterogeneous Architectures for Big Data Applications
Student Name: Kegan Thorrez
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Todd Austin
Improving Communications Between Autonomous Systems and Humans
Student Name: Mihir Sheth
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Necmiye Ozay
Mobile Apps in the K-12 Classroom
Student Name: Mengdi (Mandy) Zhu
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Elliot Soloway
Operating System Support for Protecting Information from Malware
Student Name: Zhinan Wang
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Atul Prakash
Privacy and Economics in Wireless Networking
Student Name: Ruihao Zhu
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Kang Shin
Readout Circuit for Resonant Sensors
Student Name: Alex Liao
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Mina Rais-Zadeh
Solving Hard Problems by Solving Harder Problems Halfway
Student Name: Ryen Krusinga; Karl Winsor
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Igor Markov
Ultra-low Power Circuit Design for Millimeter Sized Sensor Nodes
Student Name: Paul Myers
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: David Blaauw
Unsupervised Feature Learning & Deep Learning for Sensory Perception
Student Name: Yixin Li; Xiaoshi Wang; Rui Zhang
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Honglak Lee