Associate Professor Anand Sarwate has received the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award. The award was presented by Dean Alberto Cuitino and Department Chair Yingying Chen.
Since joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty in 2014, Anand Sarwate has established a reputation as a leading researcher in areas such as statistics, machine learning, information theory, distributed optimization and signal processing, and privacy-preserving data analysis. A recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER award, he has received more than $6 million in funding from federal agencies including the NSF, NIH, PNNL, and DARPA for projects on which he is PI, as well as those on which he is a co-investigator. He has received a five-year renewal on an NIH subaward on a collaborative project for enabling decentralized analysis of neuroimaging data, as well as a research contract from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) to develope deep neural networks for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. His growing publishing portfolio addresses issues in various ECE subfields, while he serves as an associate editor and consulting editor for IEEE publications.