CLEMSON – Outstanding graduate students were recognized at this spring’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Achievement Award Ceremony. Graduate students Nathanael Koilpillai and Chenxi Qiu received Harris Awards, two department-wide awards which have been given each year for the past 30 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.
Nathanael Koilpillai received the Harris Award for the Outstanding Graduate Laboratory Teaching Assistant in 2014 based on evaluations by undergraduates enrolled in ECE laboratory courses and assessment by the faculty supervisors of the laboratories. Mr. Koilpillai completed the B.S. degree in electronics and communication engineering at Anna University in 2014, and he is currently pursuing the MS degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in communications systems and networking under the direction of Prof. Dan Noneaker.
Chenxi Qiu received the Harris Award for the Outstanding Graduate Researcher in 2014 based on the recommendation of a faculty member and evaluation by a committee of ECE faculty, which found his record of research productivity and scholarship outstanding. He completed his B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering at the Xidian University in 2009, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in computer engineering with an emphasis on communications systems and networking under the direction of Prof. Haiying Shen. Mr. Qiu has made a significant contribution to research while at Clemson University. So far, Mr. Qiu has authored 4 Journal papers, 4 peer-reviewed conference papers, with 2 Journal papers and 5 conference papers 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.