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.