2016 Medal of Excellence Awards

Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s School of Engineering honored six distinguished graduates of the school at a gala event on Thursday, October 13, recognizing alumni achievement in surgical technology, infrastructure innovation, space exploration, education, and the petroleum industry. More than 250 alumni, industry partners, faculty, and students attended the 2016 Medal of Excellence and Distinguished Alumni event which celebrated the accomplishments of Dorin I. Comaniciu, Andrew J. Foden, John McAllen, Marvin O. Schlanger, Jackelynne Silva-Martinez, and Vijay Swarup. This year’s event, which supports engineering scholarships, generated more than $190,000 through sponsorships and ticket sales.

Dorin I. Comaniciu, Ph.D., vice president of medical imaging technologies at Siemens Healthcare, was presented the Distinguished Alumnus in Research award by Rutgers electrical and computer engineering professor Peter Meer. In recognizing his contributions to computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and medical imagining, he noted, “Under Dorin’s direction, the medical breakthroughs from Siemens for the last two years, were among the 100 top technology products from the industry.” Comaniciu holds a doctoral degree from the School of Engineering in electrical and computer engineering.

For complete information about the 2016 School of Engineering Medal of Excellence Awards please see 2016 School of Engineering Medal of Excellence Awards.