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Added 4/13/2016 —

Professor Karypis has been selected as a recipient of the Distinguished McKnight University Professorship. This honor recognizes outstanding faculty members who have recently achieved full professor status. More.

Professors George Karypis, Joseph Konstan, John Riedl (posthumous), and former University of Minnesota Ph.D. student Badrul Sarwar, a 2001 Ph.D. graduate and current LinkedIn scientist, will receive the prestigious award for their paper entitled “Item-based collaborative filtering recommendation algorithms,” which was presented at the International World Wide Web Conference in 2001. The research is now regarded as the pioneering scholarly reference for recommender systems. More on Karypis

Added 3/10/2016 — Professor Roumeliotis, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for his contributions to visual-inertial navigation and cooperative localization. In particular, his research on spacecraft navigation for NASA using cameras and inertial sensors has recently found numerous applications, such as virtual reality and indoor wayfinding on cell phones, tablets, wearables, and robots. More

Added 3/10/2016 — Professor Papanikolopoulos was honored with the George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Robotics & Automation Society (RAS). More

Added 3/10/2016 — Professor Gini has been selected as a recipient of this year’s Outstanding Contributions to Post-Baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education Award. More

Added 12/28/2015 — Bo Yang, a PhD student under the supervision of DTC Professor Nikolaos Sidiropoulos wins a best paper award at CAMSAP 2015. More

Added 12/17/2015 — The inaugural Russell J. Penrose Excellence in Teaching Award has been confered on Professor Jarvis Haupt. The award recognizes his genuine interest and excellent performance in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and is based on strong student and peer evaluations, and quality of course materials. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to teaching.

Added 12/17/2015 — Congratulations to Professor Sairaj Dhople for being awarded the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation. NSF grants this select award to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of the University of Minnesota.

Added 11/2/2015 — A University of Minnesota team led by Prof. Papanikolopoulos has received an NSF CPS grant ("CPS: TTP Option: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Dynamic Methods of Traffic Control that Impact Quality of Life in Smart Cities") which totals $784,000 in its first installment. The total grant amount is $1,2M. More

Added 1/8/2015 — Professors George Karypis of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Nikos Sidiropoulos of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were recently appointed to five-year terms as ADC Chair of Digital Technology, based on their records of academic excellence and their contributions to the Digital Technology Center.

Added 12/2/2014 — Kostas Slavakis, Research Associate Professor with ECE and the DTC, received the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award. More on best paper award