Wolf’s dedication to graduate teaching earns national honor | Nebraska Today

Marilyn Wolf, director of the School of Computing, earned the 2022 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award.

Wolf was presented the honor at the 2022 Design Automation Conference, which was held in San Francisco July 10-13.

The Kirchmayer Award recognizes inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest. Gi-Joon Nam, president of IEEE’s Council on Electronic Design Automation and an IBM researcher, said it was an honor to present Wolf with the award.

“Professor Wolf truly deserves this award considering that she created a community of researchers and practitioners in embedded computing through education, outreach, and research,” Nam said.

After the awards ceremony, Wolf presented a companion technical talk titled, “Co-Design for Edge Intelligence: Perception, Control, Computing.”

“It was a truly outstanding technical talk highlighting today’s state-of-the-art research works from her research group,” Nam said. “After her talk, one member of the audience approached her and said, ‘Professor Wolf, you’re the reason that I applied for the Ph.D. program in computer science.’ To me, this is the finest evidence that Prof. Wolf deserves this award.”

Wolf said she is proud to be recognized with such a prestigious award and to have positively impacted so many students.

“I am truly humbled,” Wolf said. “I have worked with many graduate students over the years and I continue to meet students who have read my work and are happy to meet me. These students are my professional legacy.”

Marilyn Wolf is an Elmer E. Koch Professor of Engineering and was the chair of the university’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She is now the founding director of the university’s School of Computing.

Her research interests include cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things, embedded computing, embedded computer vision, and VLSI systems. Previously, she has also received the IEEE Computer Society Goode Memorial Award, the ASEE Terman Award, and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM and a Golden Core member of IEEE Computer Society.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

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