This award was established in 2010 through a gift made by one of Dr. Slutz’ former students, Xiaodong Zhang (MSCompSci’85, PhD’89) to annually recognize students in computer science who have established a record of academic excellence and/or technical research and innovation. Zhang is currently the chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University. In 2011, Dean Robert H. Davis presented him with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, which honors outstanding graduates and friends of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
2021 - Hooman Hedayati, Matthew Whitlock
2020 - Sky Martin (undergraduate), Travis Torline (undergraduate)
2019 - Nam Bui, Hoang Truong
2018 - Taisa Kushner, Dan Milroy
2017 - Dana Hughes, Rick Parker
2016 - Fernando Nobre, Nicholas Farrow
2015 - Joshua Garland, Dana Hughes
2014 - Sam Blackshear, Md Arafat Sultan
2013 - Aleksandar Chakarov, Robert Lindsey, Emily Bertelson (undergraduate), Sarah Feller (undergraduate), Paul Givens (undergraduate)
Presented to an outstanding master's student for excellence in research and service.
2021 - Arjun Rao, Dheeraj Ravindranath, Dylan Fox
2020 - Yash Gandhi, Zijao Yang, Yash Sapra
2018 - Gerard Casas Saez
This award is presented to PhD students each spring. The goal is to recognize PhD students for their research accomplishments in the current calendar year.
2021 - Allison Morgan, Rhett Hanscom, Varad Deshmukh, Chelsea Chandler, Abhinav Gupta, Benno Stein, Hooman Hedayati
2020 - Matt Whitlock, Shuo (Jason) Zhang, Nam Bui, Ryo Suzuki