In the News, January 2015

The 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education has been awarded to Michael B. Silevitch, Ph. D. (MA E ’65), and Simon Pitts “for developing an innovative method to provide graduate engineers with the necessary personal skills to become effective engineering leaders.” The Gordon Prize is awarded by the National Academy of Engineering and will be presented at Northeastern University (MA) this spring.

Dr. Silevitch is the Robert D. Black Professor, COE Distinguished Professor, of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University (NU). He received his bachelor’s, maaster’s, and Ph.D. from NU in electrical engineering. Read the press release for more information on the 2015 Gordon Prize and Dr. Silevitch.


Harvard University is publicizing openings for tenured positions in the area of theoretical computer science with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree. We are seeking candidates who have an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training. Applicants will apply on-line. More information is available from The Chronicle of Higher Education job listing.


Keith W. Hoffman, OK A ’75, has been reassigned as senior intelligence engineer, data exploitations directorate, National Air and Space Intelligence Center (OH) for the U.S. Air Force. According to his biography, he “advises the scientific and technical intelligence analysis and production programs in the Air and Cyberspace Analysis Group.” Mr. Hoffman has been with the U.S. Air Force since 1975 and received his bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Oklahoma.


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