ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award, Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, & TX State Commission

Gabriel H. Loh, Ph.D. (NY I ’98), is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award based on his outstanding contributions to the advancement of die-stacked architectures. According to the news release, the annual Wilkes award honors individuals who significantly influence the computer architecture industry.

Dr. Loh is a fellow design engineer at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). His bachelor’s degree is in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union School of Engineering. He has been a key technical leader on multiple research proposals for the U.S. Dept. of Energy and has generated more than 60 granted U.S. patents.


Mercer University (GA) announced that recent environmental engineering graduate Kyla T. Semmendinger, GA B 2018, has been named one of 51 Phi Kappa Phi Fellows and will receive $5,000 for her first year of graduate study at Cornell University.

Semmendinger will pursue master’s and Ph.D. degrees with a focus on hydrology and watershed engineering. Read the news article for more details on her undergraduate career.


In Austin, Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has appointed two new members to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. The commission regulates the conduct of the state judiciary, including the power to recommend for retirement, censure, suspension or removal of a judge from office. Amy Suhl, TX D ’86, is one of the new appointees.

She is vice president and CIO of projects and technology with Shell Global Solutions and has 30 years of experience in the field. She earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and volunteers at local schools as a mentor & tutor. Click here for the announcement from the Office of the Texas Governor.


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