March 16, 2018
Eleven receive top honors during 28th Annual Engineering Awards Luncheon
The Michigan State University College of Engineering celebrated teaching, scholarship, and service during the 28th Annual Engineering Awards Luncheon in the University Club on Thursday, March 15. Eleven faculty and staff members were honored.
Tom Voice, associate dean for administrative affairs for the College of Engineering, welcomed the more than 100 guests during the annual spring ceremony and served as emcee.
The Withrow Endowed Teacher/Scholar/Service Award program was established through a gift from MSU alumni Jack Withrow (BS, MECH EGR, ’54; MBA ’71) and Dottie Withrow (BA, speech therapy and elementary education, ’55) to recognize faculty of the MSU College of Engineering who have demonstrated excellence in instructional and scholarly activities and rendered distinguished service to the university and the student body.
The 2018 awards and recipients are:
Distinguished Scholar - Junior Award – Xiaoming Liu
This award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and not been at MSU for more than seven years.
Xiaoming Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering who has made many notable contributions in the areas of computer vision, biometrics, pattern recognition, and machine learning. He has established the Computer Vision Laboratory as a top research lab in the field. Since joining MSU just five and a half years ago, Professor Liu has been extremely productive, has had a significant positive impact in the research community, and has become a leader in his field. The central theme of his research is to enhance visual intelligence by designing robust, efficient, and self-aware computer vision algorithms. His work has significantly advanced the state of the art in image alignment, video-based recognition, and computer vision systems and applications. He has been issued six patents for his work.
Distinguished Scholar - Junior Award
This award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and not been at MSU for more than seven years