Andreas Savakis, professor of computer engineering, was recently awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award is given to faculty members who have made significant contributions to electrical and computer engineering in the areas of academics and research.
Savakis joined the RIT faculty in 2000 from Eastman Kodak Co., where he was a senior research scientist. He has taught classes in digital image processing algorithms and control systems, as well as supervised 29 graduate students as a thesis advisor. Savakis served as department head of computer engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering from 2000–2011.