Four ECE Students Receive Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award from UMD Graduate School

ECE graduate students Sangwook Chu, Dipankkar Maity, Sayyed Sina Miran, and Yupeng Zhang are four of approximately 80 winners of the University of Maryland Graduate School’s 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions that graduate assistants provide to students, faculty, departments, administrative units and the university as a whole. Recipients of the award are among the top 2 percent of GAs on campus in a given year. The awards will be given at the annual Fellowship and Award Celebration on May 11.

Sangwook Chu is advised by ISR director Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR) and is a member of the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory. His research focuses on integration of biological nanomaterials such as genetically-engineered Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), with three-dimensional microsystems components towards the development of advanced bioelectronics.

Dipankar Maity is advised by Prof. John Baras (ECE/ISR). His research interests are in controls, robotics, and networked cyber-physical-systems. He has focused on the intersection of control and formal verification engineered for complex cyber-physical systems. He is a member of Autonomy Robotics Cognition (ARC) lab, where he works on implementing these algorithms to robotics. 

Sayyed Sina Miran is advised by Prof. Behtash Babadi (ECE/ISR). His research is in computational neuroscience where he applies tools from statistical signal processing, compressed sensing, and machine learning to problems arising in neuroscience in order to develop mathematical models to explain the neural data for the purpose of information extraction.

Yupeng Zhang is advised by Prof. Charalampos (Babis) Papamanthou (ECE/UMIACS/MC2) and Prof. Jonathan Katz, and is a member of the Maryland Cyber Security Center (MC2).  His research focuses on computer security, privacy and cryptography. Zhang has also won a 2017 Google Ph.D. Fellowship to improve security for cloud computing by developing new schemes with better privacy and integrity guarantees. 

Published May 8, 2017