Congratulations to our 2022 Awardees

We recognize and honor students and faculty who earned awards for academic excellence and service to our department and discipline.

Connect4: Winner of the 2022 Louis T. Rader Chairperson's Award for Best Capstone Project

Congratulations to UVA ECE fourth-years Kellan Delaney, Roman Kaker and Jared Tyranski, who designed the Connect-4 robot to help people overcome social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recognizing Our Students' Academic Excellence

  • Vaibhav Verma

    Louis T. Rader Graduate Research Award


    This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, work ethic and collegiality.

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  • Ann Lee Brown Rookie of the Year Graduate Research Award

    Ann Lee Brown Rookie of the Year Graduate Research Award

    Xizixiang Wei


    This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding acaemic performance, work ethic and collegiality during the early stage of his or her study.

  • Ashish Gawali

    Ashish Gawali

    Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award


    Graduate teaching assistants play a critical role in course delivery and design, sometimes helping to develop a course from the ground up. They bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to these vital positions.

  • Eleanor Ozer

    Louis T. Rader Chairperson's Award


    This award recognizes a graduating fourth-year student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, work ethic and collegiality.

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  • Nick Cooney

    Nick Cooney

    James S. Miller Award


    The James S. Miller award recognizes outstanding third-year students in electrical and computer engineering as judged by the faculty.

  • Emily Parnell

    Emily Parnell

    James S. Miller Award


    This award is named in honor of Dr. James Shannon Miller, Jr., who served our faculty from 1920 to 1970.

  • Emmanuel Ogunjirin

    Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Award for Excellence


    This award is presented to two fourth-year students who have shown outstanding credentials, a demonstrated interest in communications and computers, and a track record of professional interests and activities.

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  • Eleanor Ozer

    Eleanor Ozer

    Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award


    Professor Steve Wilson and his wife Lynanne created this award to recognize the outstanding teaching assistants in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Eleanor rose to the occasion as UVA Engineering returned to in-person learning, handling ever-changing needs and policies with grace. 

Recognizing the Academic Excellence of our Faculty

  • Outstanding Teacher and Faculty Leadership Awards

    Outstanding Teacher and Faculty Leadership Awards

    Adam Barnes


    Steve and Lyanne Wilson initiated the outstanding faculty member award. The faculty leadership award recognizes service to the department and its student, staff, faculty and alumni.

  • Cong Shen

    Cong Shen

    Faculty Research Award


    Shen conducts research at the intersection of machine learning and future communication systems. His extensive industry experience makes him uniquely suited to develop machine learning models that are responsive to communications requirements.

  • Jundong Li

    Jundong Li

    Faculty Research Award


    Jundong Li conducts research in data mining and machine learning with a particular focus on feature learning, graph mining and social computing. He has published more than 50 papers in highly selective conferences, with more than 1,000 citations.