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Faculty Honors

These selected awards and honors underline our faculty's exceptional contribution to the field of electrical and computer engineering. They are recognized by some of the most prestigious societies and organizations in science and technology, including the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Science.

Year Name Honor Society News 
2017 Baraniuk, Richard
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Academy of Arts and Sciences AAAS Rice News
2017 Veeraraghavan, Ashok
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NSF CAREER Award NSF Rice News
2017 Antoulas, Athanasios
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Max Planck Fellowship Max Planck ECE News
2016 Baraniuk, Richard
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National Academy of Inventors   NAI ECE News
2016 Pitkow, Xaq
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NSF CAREER Award NSF Rice News
2016 Babakhani, Aydin
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NSF CAREER Award
NSF Rice News
2015 Halas, Naomi
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National Academy of Inventors
NAI Rice News
2015 Baraniuk, Richard
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IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal

"fundamental contributions to open educational resources for
electrical engineering and beyond."
IEEE Rice News
2015 Cavallaro, Joseph
joeieee

IEEE Fellow

"for contributions to VLSI architectures and algorithms for signal
processing and wireless communications"
IEEE Rice News
2015 Kono, Junichiro
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OSA Fellow

"pioneering contributions to fundamental optical studies of
nanostructures … and their optoelectric device applications."
OSA Rice News
2015 Halas, Naomi
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OSA R.W. Wood Prize
(shared with Peter Nordlander)
"for their groundbreaking work in nanophotonics"
OSA Rice News
2014 Halas, Naomi
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National Academy of Engineering Member

"For nanoscale engineering of optical resonances and lineshapes"
NAE Rice News
2014 Tittel, Frank
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International Society for Optics and Photonics Fellow

"clear demonstration of significant technical contributions in one
or more fields of optical, photo-optical and optoelectronic
applied science and engineering"
SPIE Eng News
2014 Sabharwal, Ashutosh
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IEEE Fellow

"for his contributions to the theory of and experimentation
in wireless systems and networks"
IEEE Rice News
2014 Baraniuk, Richard
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IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award

"for contributions to the Theory and Applications of Sparsity
and Compressive Sensing."
IEEE Rice News
2014 Zhong, Lin
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SIGMOBILE RockStar Award

"For contributions to understanding mobile design
tradeoffs, driven by novel platforms and large longitudinal
studies of mobile users"
SIGMOBILE ECE News
2014 Robinson, Jacob
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DARPA Young Faculty Award
DARPA Rice News
2014 Kemere, Caleb
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NSF CAREER Award
NSF Eng News
2014 Thomann, Isabell
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NSF CAREER Award
NSF Eng News
2014 Aazhang, Behnaam
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2014 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher
Thompson Reuters ECE News
2014 Baraniuk, Richard
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2014 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher
Thompson Reuters ECE News
2014 Halas, Naomi
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2014 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher
Thompson Reuters ECE News
2013 Halas, Naomi
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Materials Research Society Fellow

“distinguished research accomplishments and outstanding
contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide.”
MRS Eng News
2013 Halas, Naomi
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National Academy of Sciences Member

"for her distinguished and continuing achievements in
original research in science and engineering."
NAS Rice News
2012 Aazhang, Behnaam
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American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

"for distinguished contributions to fundamental and
experimental research in the fundamentals of
wireless communication and networking and digital
communication education, and as director
of (Rice’s) Center for Multimedia Communications (CMC)"
AAAS Rice News
2012 Babakhani, Aydin
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DARPA Young Faculty Award
DARPA Eng News
2012  Baraniuk, Richard
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SPIE Compressive Sampling Pioneer Award
SPIE  
2012 Zhong, Lin
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NSF CAREER Award
 

NSF Eng News
2011 Halas, Naomi
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Top 100 Chemists of the Decade by Impact
Thompson Reuters News
2011 Simar, Ray*
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IEEE Fellow

“leadership in digital signal processor architecture development.”
IEEE Eng News
2010 Halas, Naomi
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Inventor of the Year, State Bar of Texas
(with J. West)
State Bar of Texas Rice News
2009 Baraniuk, Richard
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American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS Rice News
2009 Halas, Naomi
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American Academy of Arts & Sciences Member
AAAS List
2009 Knightly, Edward
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to multi-hop wireless networks"
IEEE Eng News
2009 Kono, Junichiro
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American Physical Society Fellow
 
Citation: For contributions to optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures,
including magneto-optical studies of Aharonov-Bohm physics in carbon nanotubes.

Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics
APS Eng News
2008 Baraniuk, Richard
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SPIE Wavelet Pioneer Award
SPIE DSP News
2008 Halas, Naomi
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to metallic nanoshells and nanoparticles with tailorable
optical properties and applications in biotechnology and chemical sensing"
IEEE Rice News
2007 Halas, Naomi
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International Society for Optics and Photonics Fellow
SPIE  
2005 Halas, Naomi
Halas (thumb)


American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
AAAS  
2005 Clark, John
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to modeling in electrophysiology, and
cardiopulmonary systems"
IEEE  
2004 Halas, Naomi
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Optical Society of America Fellow
 
Technical Group - Photonic Detection  
OSA  
2002 Kono, Junichiro
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NSF CAREER AWARD
 

NSF ECE News
2002 Baraniuk, Richard
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to the development of techniques for
time-frequency and multiscale analysis"
IEEE  
2002 Orchard, Michael
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to the theory and development of image
and video compression algorithms"
IEEE  
2001 Halas, Naomi
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American Physical Society Fellow
 
Citation: For the development of new types of nanoparticles with unique optical
properties and applications, and groundbreaking studies of molecular modification
of scanning probe microscope tip properties.

Nominated by: Division of Laser Science
APS  
2001 Frantz, Gene*
Gene Frantz


IEEE Fellow
“for contributions to the development and application
of digital signal processing devices” 
IEEE  
2001 Knightly, Edward
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Sloan Fellow
Sloan  
1999 Aazhang, Behnaam
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to multi-user wideband
digital cellular communications"
IEEE  
1997 Knightly, Edward
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NSF CAREER Award
NSF  
1996 Young, James F.^
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for engineering contributions to the development of ultraviolet
and vacuum ultraviolet coherent sources of radiation"
IEEE  
1994 Baraniuk, Richard
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NSF Young Investigator Award
NSF  
1993 Orchard, Michael
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NSF Young Investigator Award
NSF  
1992 Halas, Naomi
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NSF Young Investigator Award
NSF  
1992 Antoulas, A.C.
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to the theory of linear system realization"
IEEE  
1990 Johnson, Don H.^
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to the modeling of auditory systems and
to array processing methods"
IEEE  
1987 Tittel, Frank
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Optical Society of America Fellow
 
Technical Group - Applied Spectroscopy, Environmental
Sensing, Laser Systems
OSA  
1990 Tittel, Frank
Tittel (thumb)


American Physical Society Fellow
 
Citation: For significant contributions to high-resolution laser spectroscopy,
especially the development of new spectroscopic sources and techniques.

Nominated by: Division of Laser Science
APS  
1989 Cavallaro, Joseph
joeieee


NSF Research Initiation Award
NSF  
1987  Aazhang, Behnaam
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NSF Research Initiation Award
NSF  
1986 Tittel, Frank
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to the development of excimer lasers and
tunable lasers for high-resolution spectroscopy"
IEEE  
1981 Burrus, C. Sidney^
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IEEE Fellow
 
"for contributions to signal processing and electrical
engineering education"
IEEE  
 
*denotes professor in the practice
^denotes emeritus