Congratulations to Prof. Jack Stankovic, who has been selected to receive the UVA Distinguished Scientist Award this year, in recognition of his outstanding record of achievement and impact during his career at UVA. This award is given annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research, and honors longtime faculty members who have made extensive and influential contributions in the sciences, medicine or engineering.
The nomination and external letters specifically highlighted his work in real-time computing, cyber-physical systems, and wireless health, as well as his UVA and national service.
Jack has had a remarkable year. As you might recall, he was also given an honorary doctorate from the University of York — actually conferred in July, and had three NSF grants awarded in the last couple of months:
– Smart Buttons: Bio-Enabled Wearable Devices, PI, J. Stankovic, Co-PI, T. He, Univ. of Minn., NSF, 3 years, Sept. 1 2015, $480,000.
– Detecting and Addressing Adverse Dependencies Across Human-in-the-Loop In-Home Medical Apps, PI, J, Stankovic, NSF EAGER, July 2015, 2 years, $200,000.
– Monitoring and Modeling Family Eating Dynamics (M2FED): Reducing Obesity Without Focusing on Diet and Activity, PI Metz at USC, PI Stankovic at UVA, Co-PIs Lach, NSF, 4 years, UVA amount $765,908, total about $1.6M, Sept. 2015.
Finally, he was invited by the NSF to give a seminar to the Engineering Directorate on the Internet of Things.