Announcing ECE's Spring 2016 Outstanding Students

The UA College of Engineering honored remarkable seniors, graduate students and teaching assistants for the spring 2016 semester at a luncheon held shortly before the end of the semester. Among the recipients were the following electrical and computer engineering students:

Outstanding students Nicolas Fajardo, Min Liang and Nengyun Zhang

Outstanding Senior
• Nicolas Fajardo, nominated by Associate Department Head Hal Tharp
Nicolas was an undergraduate lab assistant for ECE 175, and an active participant in a number of organizations including IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, Aerial Robotics Club and the Badminton Sports Club, for which he served as president. Following graduation, he will begin his career at IBM as a characterization engineer.

Outstanding Graduate Student
• Min Liang, nominated by professor Hao Xin
Min's academic interest is in electromagnetics, with a focus on high frequency electronic areas. In 2012, he won the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society PhD Research Award, and he has published one book chapter, nine journal papers and more than 30 conference papers.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
• Nengyun Zhang, nominated by professor Wolfgang Fink
Nengyun is a TA for ECE 411/511 and ECE 330. His current research focuses on machine learning applications, including image feature extraction and recognition.

Congratulations to these incredible members of the ECE student body!

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