Sabet Family Dean's Faculty Fellows in Engineering

BC names Professor of Engineering Siddhartan Govindasamy 和 工程助理教授 Avneet希拉 to inaugural roles

Professor of Engineering Siddhartan Govindasamy 和 工程助理教授 Avneet希拉 have been named the inaugural Sabet Family Dean’s Faculty Fellows in Engineering, Morrissey College of Arts 和 Sciences Dean Gregory Kalscheur, S.J.他宣布.

The appointments were made possible by a gift from amjs澳金沙门 Trustee Bijan Sabet ’91, P ' 21和他的妻子, 劳伦91, P’21. The appointments are for five years 和 are accompanied by $20,000-per-year in discretionary funding to support research, 说法文. Kalscheur.

“I am deeply grateful to Bijan 和 Lauren Sabet for their generosity in naming 和 endowing two Sabet Family Dean’s Faculty Fellowships in Engineering,他说. “Their support for faculty excellence in our Human-Centered Engineering Program is having tremendous impact as we continue to advance this distinctive new program.”

The University launched the first engineering program in its history three years ago. The first engineering majors started in the fall of 2021.

10月5日, 2023年——Avneet希拉, 工程助理教授, 和悉达丹·戈文达萨米, Professor of Engineering at amjs澳金沙门's Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences were named the inaugural Sabet Family Dean's Faculty Fellows in Engineering

Siddhartan Govindasamy 和 Avneet希拉 (Photos by Caitlin Cunningham)

“It is most fitting that we are able to recognize Siddhartan GovindasamyAvneet希拉 as the inaugural Sabet Family Dean’s Faculty Fellows," 说法文. Kalscheur. "Siddhartan 和 Avneet were among the earliest faculty colleagues hired by our new 工程部门, 和 their tireless work 和 significant contributions to curriculum design, 程序开发, 和 innovative engineering pedagogy have been instrumental to the successful start that the HCE Program has enjoyed.”

Hira’s work focuses on engineering education 和 educational technologies, not only in higher education but for K-12 schools. While she does devote research to topics in human-centered engineering 和 design thinking, Hira looks for educational methods that will invite students’ lifelong fluency in engineering 和 technology irrespective of their professional pursuits.

“I would like to thank the Sabet family for their support of this fellowship 和 I’m grateful that they recognize we are building a new department 和 see the potential of what we are doing,希拉说. “An endowed fellowship position in any department, 更不用说新的了, is a really good sign of the support we have from the trustees, 院长, 教务长, 我们的部门.”

Hira said the financial support can assist in her community-centered research with domestic 和 international partners. 已经, Hira’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Engineering 和 STEM Education Directorates. She teaches courses including Introduction to Human Centered Engineering, 专业必修课, 通过设计思维进行创新, which has drawn both engineering majors 和 non-majors.

I am deeply grateful to Bijan 和 Lauren Sabet for their generosity in naming 和 endowing two Sabet Family Dean’s Faculty Fellowships in Engineering.Their support for faculty excellence in our Human-Centered Engineering Program is having tremendous impact as we continue to advance this distinctive new program.
莫里西学院院长格雷戈里·卡尔舍尔,S.J.

Govindasamy’s research is in the areas of signal processing 和 wireless communications. He is currently examining how machine-learning techniques can improve the energy efficiency of future generation wireless communications systems, improve privacy in systems involving wireless communications, 和 be used for sensing physiological signals 和 for positioning.

“I am honored to be named as one of the inaugural Sabet Family Dean’s Faculty Fellows 和 am excited to pursue opportunities that this fellowship will provide,他说. “I would like to thank the Sabet family for their support.”

Among the courses Govindasamy teaches are Physical Modeling 和 Analysis Laboratory, 工程基础工作室II, 和 Engineering Computation 和 Programming. He said he plans to use the additional financial support to explore new areas of research, 参加新领域的会议, 并支持他的amjs澳金沙门项目.

约翰W. Kozarich Chair of Engineering 和 Professor Glenn Gaudette congratulated both faculty members.

“The support provided by the Sabet family is essential in recruiting 和 retaining outst和ing faculty, 像阿夫尼特和悉达檀,高黛特说. "作为系里的创始成员, both Avneet 和 Siddhartan have made significant contributions to help students become engineers for others, 忠于BC的使命. Being named Sabet Family Dean’s Faculty Fellows in Engineering provides Avneet 和 Siddhartan with financial support to continue their impactful research 和 teaching, while letting them know their contributions are valued by BC 和 the BC community.”