ECE Announces Its 2022 Department Awards

February 27, 2023

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) recently recognized faculty and students with its 2022 awards.

ECE recognized one of its faculty members for his outstanding classroom instruction. Associate Professor Dr. Chaomin Luo was named the 2022 ECE Outstanding Instructor. Dr. Luo’s research interests include computational intelligence, robotics, autonomous systems, control and automation, bio-inspired intelligence, applied machine learning for robotics, and embedded systems (VLSI/FPGA CAD), and he was also recently recognized as MSU Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Student Advisor of the Year.






For the second year in a row, Associate Professor Dr. Vuk Marojevic has been named the ECE Outstanding Faculty Researcher. Dr. Marojevic’s research and fields of interest include software-defined radio, spectrum sharing, resource management, wireless security, vehicular communications, wireless testbeds and testing, and engineering education. Dr. Marojevic also serves as faculty advisor for IEEE.








Md Khurshedul Islam

Tingjun Lei


The ECE Graduate Committee announced co-winners for the 2022 ECE Best Graduate Researcher Award. Graduate students Md Khurshedul Islam and Tingjun Lei will share the $1000 award for their outstanding research. Md Khurshedul Islam’s major professor is Dr. Seungdeog Choi, and Tingjun Lei’s major professor is Dr. Chaomin Luo.







Eli Riser, a graduate student in the program, was announced as the 2022 ECE Teaching Assistant. He served as a teaching assistant for both Advanced Electronic Circuits and Intermediate Electronic Circuits. The ECE Teaching Assistant Award is an annual recognition within the department that includes a $500 award. It is designed to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of a graduate student who is assisting students.






Electrical Engineering undergraduate Mary Landsgaard was named as ECE’s 2022 Exemplary Student of Digital Devices and Logic Design. She was recognized by ECE Department Head Dr. Samee U. Khan and Jane Moorhead, who taught Digital Devices and Logic Design in Fall 2022.




The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 27 faculty members (including seven endowed professors), seven professional staff, and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students, with approximately 100 being at the Ph.D. level. With a research expenditure of over $14.24 million, the department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American universities.