The University of Florida Office of the Provost announced April 7, 2015, that UFCST member and College of Engineering Professor Jose Principe has been awarded the UF Teacher-Scholar of the Year Award for 2014-15.
Dr. Principe joined the UF faculty in 1987 after an eight-year appointment as a professor at the University of Aveiro in Portugal and has served as supervisory committee chair for 81 Ph.D. and 65 Master students since coming to UF. He has earned degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Porto (Bachelor) and the University of Florida (Master and Ph.D.), in addition to the numerous honorary degrees he has received throughout his distinguished career.
The Teacher-Scholar award is the oldest and most prestigious faculty award at the university. Created in 1960, it recognizes faculty members who demonstrate distinguished achievement in teaching and scholarly activity while also maintaining a high visibility within and beyond the university.
In addition to the Teacher-Scholar of the Year Award, Dr. Principe recently received the Neural Network Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, the Gabor Award from the International Neural Network Society, and the Career Achievement Award from the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Society.
The award was presented to Dr. Principe at a ceremony hosted by UF President W. Kent Fuchs on April 6, 2015. He was recognized alongside the winners of the Teacher of the Year Award, Ann Christiano of the College of Journalism and Communications, the Faculty Adviser/Mentor of the Year Award, Hans van Oostrom of the College of Engineering, and the Professional Adviser of the Year Award, Mutlu Citim-Kepic of the College of the Arts.