Associate Professor Brian Noble has been selected to receive a 2010 University Undergraduate Teaching Award.
The University Undergraduate Teaching Award honors faculty in the early stages of their careers who have demonstrated outstanding ability in teaching undergraduate students. Nominees must have an evident commitment to students, a record of innovation in teaching and learning, notable dedication to working effectively with our diverse student body, and a consistently positive effect on students' intellectual/artistic development.
Students have high praise for Prof. Noble, who is happy to engage with students and help them to determine where their talents and interests lie. He believes that one of the most rewarding parts of his job is to help a student succeed. Prof. Noble has previously received both the Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award and the Neil Van Eenam Memorial Undergraduate Teaching Award from the College of Engineering.
Prof. Noble's research interests center on mobile, pervasive, and ubiquitous systems. His research projects have dealt with: securing mobile devices against physical possession attacks; providing for fairness in collaborative, peer-to-peer storage systems; measuring and modeling network availability and host mobility; and improving access to the information economy in the developing world. In addition to operating systems, distributed systems, and mobile computing, he also has interests in incentive-centered design, usability of mobile systems, and automotive telematics.
Prof. Noble will receive the award at a public ceremony on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
Posted: April 12, 2010