Dr. Joonki Noh was honored with an American Society for Engineering
Education (ASEE) Outstanding Student Instructor Award at a public ceremony
April 16, 2008. Arvind Jayaraman, EECS graduate student (now alumnus),
received an Honorable Mention. Award winners were selected for their
extraordinary ability and creativity as teachers, thorough understanding of
their instructional field, and dedication to the welfare of their students.|
Dr. Noh was a graduate student instructor for EECS 451: Digital signal
processing and analysis, taught by Prof. Wakin. The course attracted 60
students from various disciplines, including electrical engineering,
mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, biomedical engineering, and
"I encouraged students to actively participate in on-going discussions,
and gave them enough time to solve problems by themselves," said Noh, who
also stated he greatly enjoyed teaching the course and interacting with the
Prof. Wakin credited Noh with being a valuable resource for the students
with his friendly and approachable manner, and said "Joonki went far beyond
the call of duty and demonstrated tremendous dedication to helping me
deliver a positive learning experience."
Dr. Noh received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Seoul
National University (2003), two M.S. degrees in EE: Systems and Statistics,
and a PhD in EE:Systems from the University of Michigan (2007). He is
currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Jeffrey Fessler in
the area of imaging processing for medical applications. He is particularly
interested in image restoration and reconstruction for the PET/CT system.
Jayaraman was a graduate student instructor for EECS 461: Embedded Control
Systems, taught by Prof. Jim Freudenberg (Fall 2007) and Jeffrey Cook, Ford
Engineer and Technical Leader (Winter 2007).
Prof. Freudenberg said he was an exceptionally talented engineer and
instructor, adding, "Students who came to his lab without previous
experience in embedded hardware or software left with capability and
confidence. His gentle guidance and exceptional knowledge and experience
were instrumental in making the EECS 461 laboratory a meaningful and
relevant experience for students." Cook described Jayaraman as "an
inspirational and immensely knowledgeable instructor who made a real
difference in the education of his students."
Mr. Jayaraman graduated with his MS in EE: Systems, and is currently
working at The Math Works, a leading global provider of software for
technical computing and Model-Based Design. His background both a student
and GSI in EECS 461 is directly relevant to his work at the company.