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UA 1885 Society Recognizes ECE's Ivan Djordjevic

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UA 1885 Society Recognizes ECE's Ivan Djordjevic

July 23, 2014
Work in transmitting big data earns associate professor Distinguished Scholar Award.

Electrical and computer engineering associate professor Ivan Djordjevic was recently named an 1885 Distinguished Scholar.

The 1885 Society recognized Djordjevic, who has a joint appointment in the College of Optical Sciences, for transformative advancements in how large data sets are transmitted via the Internet and wireless optical networks and for his contributions to undergraduate and graduate instruction.

“I am honored to be selected by the 1885 awards committee,” said Djordjevic, who, along with two other University of Arizona faculty members, was notified of the award in May 2014. “This will increase my visibility at the University level as well as nationally and internationally.”

The 1885 Society Distinguished Scholars Award, created in 2012, acknowledges outstanding mid-career faculty whose leadership, research, scholarship and creative contributions promise to advance their respective disciplines.

“Ivan Djordjevic’s commitment to student engagement and research make him an ideal candidate for this award,” said Tamal Bose, head of UA electrical and computer engineering. “He joins the ranks of great professors in this department who have established internationally recognized, prolific interdisciplinary research.”

The honorees each received $10,000 to further their work.

The University of Arizona Foundation's 1885 Society is a leadership group dedicated to furthering excellence by providing an annual, consistent source of unrestricted funding to the Office of the UA President. A committee of Distinguished and Regents' Professors from across campus selects 1885 Distinguished Scholars.

Associate professor Ivan Djordjevic