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School of Engineering fourth quarter 2019 awards

Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their achievements by highlighting the honors, prizes, and medals won by faculty working in our academic departments, labs, and centers.
Hal Abelson, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received an honorary doctorate in education from the Education University of Hong Kong on Nov. 22, 2019.
Jesús del Alamo, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the University Researcher Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association and the Semiconductor Research Corporation on Nov. 7, 2019.
Mohammad Alizadeh, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the 2019 VMware Systems Research Award on Dec. 18, 2019.
Hari Balakrishnan, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was named a 2020 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on Dec. 3, 2019.
Irmgard Bischofberger, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the 2019 APS/DFD Milton van Dyke Award on Dec. 4, 2019.
Adam Chlipala, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was named a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery on Dec. 20, 2019.
William Freeman, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the Distinguished Researcher Award from the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence on Oct. 30, 2019.
Shafi Goldwasser, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received an honorary doctorate of science from Oxford University on June 26, 2019, and she received an honorary doctorate in mathematics from the University of Waterloo on June 13, 2019.
Wesley L. Harris, of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was named a 2019 AAAS Fellow on Nov. 26, 2019.
Jonathan How, of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, won the 2020 AIAA Intelligent Systems Award on Dec. 5, 2019.
Roger Kamm, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the Shu Chien Achievement Award on Jan. 2.
David Karger, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Nov. 12, 2019.
Heather Lechtman, of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, won the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology on Jan. 4.
Charles Leiserson, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the Test of Time Award for 1999 from IEEE Symposium on the Foundations of Computer Science on Nov. 9, 2019.
Nancy Leveson, of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, won the 2020 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies on Dec. 18, 2019.
Barbara Liskov, Institute Professor Emerita of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received an honorary doctorate in mathematics from the University of Waterloo on June 13, 2019.
Leonid Mirny, of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, was selected for the Chaires Blaise Pascal 2019 on Oct. 30, 2019.
Dava Newman, of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was elected to the Aerospace Corporation’s Board of Trustees on Dec. 23, 2019.
Wim van Rees, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the 2019 APS/DFD Milton van Dyke Award on Dec. 4, 2019.
Ellen Roche, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was named associate scientific advisor of Science Translational Medicine on Jan. 17.
Kripa Varanasi, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the 2019 APS/DFD Milton van Dyke Award on Dec. 4, 2019.
Alan Willsky (post-tenure), of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal on May 17, 2019.
Maria Yang, Sang-Gook Kim, and Caitlin Mueller, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the National Science Foundation LEAP HI Award on Dec. 4, 2019.
Xuanhe Zhao, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award on Jan. 2.

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