CLEMSON - Outstanding graduate students were recognized at this spring's Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Achievement Award Ceremony. Graduate students Nishant Gupta and Ze Li received Harris Awards, two department-wide awards which have been given each year for the past 27 years in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in the preceding year by a current Clemson graduate student in each of two areas: laboratory teaching and research.
Nishant Gupta received the Harris Award for the Outstanding Graduate Laboratory Teaching Assistant in 2010 based on evaluations by undergraduates enrolled in ECE laboratory courses and assessment by the faculty supervisors of the laboratories. Gupta completed the B.Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering at the Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2004, and he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. EE degree with an emphasis in electronics under the direction of Prof. Singh. Student evaluations of his laboratory teaching are consistently enthusiastic, such as the comment by one student that Nishant is “a great TA. He is very knowledgeable and always willing to help. He is an all around great guy.” Nishant is also the recipient of the 2011 COES Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award, given by the College of Engineering and Science each spring.
Ze Li received the Harris Award for the Outstanding Graduate Researcher in 2010 based on the recommendation of a faculty member and evaluation by a committee of ECE faculty. Li completed the B.S. degree in electronics and information engineering at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering at Clemson with an emphasis in peer-to-peer networking under the direction of Prof. Shen. Ze Li’s record of research productivity and scholarship is outstanding. He had 16 conference papers prior to entering Clemson. Since beginning the Ph.D. program at Clemson, he has authored one journal paper and six conference papers, with a another journal paper and five additional conference papers currently under review.
Since their inception, the Harris Awards have been accompanied by a monetary stipend, which is provided by the generosity of Harris Corp. The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering appreciates the support and encouragement that Harris and its employees provide to our department and our students.