Marculescu and O’Hallaron receive faculty awards


June 5, 2017

Two ECE professors have received College of Engineering Faculty Awards, which are given to faculty in recognition of their academic and research achievements. Each award has different criteria and requirements. 

Outstanding Mentoring Award: Diana Marculescu
The Outstanding Mentoring Award is made to a faculty member in the College of Engineering in recognition of excellence in mentoring of graduate students and/or junior faculty.

Diana Marculescu is the David Edward Schramm Professor and Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She received the Dipl.Ing. degree in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, in 1991 and 1998, respectively. Dr. Marculescu is the Founding Director for the College of Engineering Center for Faculty Success at CMU. Her current research interests include energy- and reliability-aware computing, and more recently, CAD for non-silicon applications, including computational biology and sustainability.

Teare Teaching Award: David O’Hallaron
The Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award is made to a faculty member within the College of Engineering in recognition of excellence in engineering education.

David O'Hallaron works in the broad area of computer systems, with specific interests in scientific computing, parallel computing, computational database systems, and virtualization. He is currently leading (with Jacobo Bielak, CEE) the Carnegie Mellon Quake project, which is developing the capability to predict the motion of the ground during strong earthquakes. He is also leading, with Greg Ganger (ECE) and Natassa Ailimaki (SCS), an effort to develop Computational Database Systems that represent massive scientific datasets as database structures and that perform the scientific computing process by creating, querying, and updating these databases. Finally he is also working with Satya (CMU CS) and Mike Kozutch (Intel Lab Pittsburgh) on Internet Suspend/Resume, which combines virtual machines and distributed storage systems to allow people to access their personal computers from any other computer.

See all College of Engineering Faculty Award winners here.