Prof. Demos Teneketzis receives 2007 Graduate Student Mentoring Award

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Demosthenis Teneketzis

Prof. Demos Teneketzis, described as “a true educator at heart and in action,” has been selected to receive a 2007 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award. This award recognizes the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty who have consistently served as effective mentors of doctoral students over a number of years.

Students have high praise for Prof. Teneketzis, whether they sit in his class, where all are called “colleagues,” or whether they are trying to figure out where their talents and interests lie. He believes that one of the most rewarding parts of his job is to help a student succeed. A past student recalled his “intense dedication to his profession, genuine concern for the development and well-being of his students, and unrelenting commitment to clear thinking.” Another stated, “Today, much more than as a deep intellectual, dedicated teacher and advisor, he stands in my memory as a warm, genuine and caring mentor and a respected friend.”

Demos conducts research in the areas of stochastic control, decentralized systems, queuing and communication networks, stochastic scheduling and resource allocation problems, mathematical economics, and discrete-event systems. He has made important contributions to low-power wireless networks and fault diagnosis. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Teneketzis will receive the award at a public ceremony, April 12 at 4pm in the Rackham Amphitheatre. A reception will follow in the Assembly Hall. All are invited.