Awarded to a faculty member working at the forefront of discovery, application and deployment of knowledge or technology, whose research results have had a demonstrable and sustained societal impact.

Nomination guidelines

Nominations should document any known quantifiable measures such as patents, licenses, commercialized products, established initiatives, community recognition or other indications of widespread influence. They should also include a description of the far-reaching implications of the nominee’s work, particularly the impact of getting the nominee’s innovation or idea into use. If applicable, discuss the nominee’s relationship with external partners and/or how the research infrastructure supports education.

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Ayanna Howard
Director of the Human - Automation Systems Lab (HumAnS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering