School of Engineering first and second quarter 2020 awards

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Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. The School of Engineering periodically recognizes their achievements by highlighting the honors, prizes, and medals won by faculty working in our academic departments, labs, and centers.

Jesús del Alamo of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won the Indium Phosphide and Related Materials Award 2020 on May 18.
Saman Amarasinghe of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was named an Association for Computing Machinery Fellow on Dec. 12, 2019.
Brian Anthony of the Department of Mechanical Engineering won the Google Faculty Research Award 2019-2020 on Feb. 17.
Robert C. Armstrong of the Department of Chemical Engineering was made member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 23.
Guy Bresler of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award on Jan. 24.
Michael Carbin of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship in Computer Science on Feb. 12.
Joel Emer of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was elected to the National Academy of Engineering on Feb. 6, and won the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture Best Paper Award in October 2019.
William Freeman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was named a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence on Feb. 9.
Daniel Frey of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was awarded the Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal on March 20.
Robert Gallager of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was named a Japan Prize Laureate by the Japan Prize Foundation on Feb. 7.
Ming Guo of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was named the 2020 Sloan Research Fellow in Physics on Feb. 17.
Song Han of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award on Jan. 24.
David Hardt of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was nominated to the 2020 Society of Manufacturing Engineers College of Fellows on June 9.
Neville Hogan of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was awarded the Science Foundation Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day Medal for Academia 2020 on March 20.
Roger Kamm of the Department of Mechanical Engineering won the Shu Chien Achievement Award on Jan. 20.
James LeBeau of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering was awarded the Burton Medal on March 27.
Heather Lechtman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering won the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology on Jan. 20.  
Jae Lim of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was named a 2020 Ho-Am Prize laureate on April 8.
Muriel Médard of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science received an Honorary Doctorate from the Technical University of Munich on Jan. 17, and she became a member of the National Academy of Engineering on Feb. 6.
Stefanie Mueller of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won the Sloan Research Fellowship in Computer Science on Feb. 12, and was named a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow on April 17.
Yury Polyanskiy of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won the 2020 James L. Massey Award on June 29.
Wim van Rees of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was named principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program on June 23.
Alberto Rodriguez of the Department of Mechanical Engineering won the IEEE Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Automation on Feb. 5, and the Google Faculty Research Award 2019-2020 on Feb. 20.  
Jeffrey H. Shapiro of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award on May 5.
Collin Stultz of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering on March 24.
Vivienne Sze of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won the inaugural Rising Star Award from the Association for Computing Machinery Council on Women in Computing on May 29.
Dick K.P. Yue of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was elected to the National Academy of Engineering on Feb. 6.

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