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Faculty Awards & Honors

 

We are very proud of the faculty members in the UCF department of Computer Science (CS) who have earned various honors and awards.

National Academy Members

Elaine Weyuker is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Elaine Weyuker was elected to the NAE in 2002.

Fellows of Professional Societies

The following faculty members are fellows of various professional societies.

The following emeritus faculty are also fellows of various professional societies.

  • Ron Dutton, Institute of Combinatorics and Its Applications
  • Narsingh Deo, IEEE, ACM, AAAS, Institute of Combinatorics and Its Applications
  • Avelino Gonzalez, IEEE, IEEE Power Engineering Society

NSF CAREER Award Winners

Several members of the department’s faculty have won the prestigious NSF CAREER award. Those who are currently faculty members at UCF are as follows.

  • Pamela Wisniewski, “CAREER: Safety by Design: Protecting Adolescents from Online Risks”, 2019
  • Haiyan (Nancy) Hu, “CAREER: A Computational Framework to Study Epigenetic Regulation”, 2012
  • Liqiang Wang, “CAREER: Towards Scalable Error Detection for Parallel Software Systems on Emerging Computing Platforms”, 2011
  • Gita Sukthankar, “ARRA CAREER: Modeling Group Dynamics in Multi-agent Systems”, 2009
  • Joseph LaViola, Jr., “CAREER: Mathematical Sketching: Pen-based Tools for Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics and Physics”, 2008
  • Pawel Wocjan, “CAREER: Algebraic Approach to the Design of Novel Quantum Algorithms”, 2008
  • Yan Solihin, “CAREER: Intelligently Managing the Memory Hierarchy of Future High Performance Servers”, 2003
  • Mark Heinrich, “CAREER: Flexible Architectures for Data-Intensive Computing”, 2000

DARPA Young Faculty Award

W.T. Grant Scholars Program

Pamela Wisniewski was the first Computer Scientist (anywhere) to win a fellowship from the W.T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program.

Paper of the Decade Award

Kenneth Stanley won an award from the International Society for Artificial Life for writing the “paper of the decade” for 2002-2012.

Kurzweil Best Artificial General Intelligence Idea Prize

Kenneth Stanley won an award from the International Society for Artificial Life for writing the “paper of the decade” for 2002-2012.

Elaine Weyuker has received the following awards:

  • IEEE Harlan Mills Award for long-standing, sustained, and meaningful contributions to the theory and practice of the information sciences (2004)
  • ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award for deep and lasting contributions and impact to software engineering as a discipline (2007)
  • ACM President’s Award (2010)
  • ACM SIGSOFT Retrospective Impact Paper Awards – (2009) For a highly influential paper that has continued to have impact on the field for more than 25 years.
  • Anita Borg Institute, Technical Leadership Award for outstanding research and technical leadership (2008)

Young Faculty Awards

Several UCF faculty have won other prestigious young faculty awards.

AFOSR YIP Awards

The following faculty have won Young Investigator Program awards from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

DARPA Computer Science Study Group or Panel

The following faculty were made members of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group or Computer Science Study Panel.

NASA Software Award

UCF Awards Faculty Distinctions

Several of our faculty have achieved levels of professional distinction within the UCF faculty. These include the following.

Pegasus Professor Award

We are very proud to have three faculty members who have received the distinction of being named Pegasus Professor at UCF.

Reach for the Stars Award

UCF Luminary Awards

Excellence in Research Award

This university-wide award recognizes exceptional scholarship and impact in research.

CECS Advisory Board Award

Dean’s Research Professorship Award

Research Incentive Award (RIA)

This award recognizes outstanding research and research impact.

Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

This university-wide award recognizes outstanding excellence in teaching.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

This university-wide award recognizes scholarship related to teaching and learning.

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

This university-wide award recognizes excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

This award recognizes excellence in teaching at the Graduate level.

Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award

This award recognizes excellent teaching and carries with it a salary increase. Past winners from the department are as follows.