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Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award

Joyce Yeats • DATE: April 5, 2016

Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award

Dr. Michael J. Gonzales, PhD

The Graduate School and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is pleased to announce Dr. Michael J. Gonzales, PhD as the Engineering division winner of the 2016 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award.

The highest honor bestowed on Notre Dame graduate students, the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Awards were established in 1990 and are named for two long-time benefactors of the University. They recognize excellence as a graduate student in any one or a number of areas: grades, research and publications, fellowships or other awards, teaching, mentoring, and postgraduate positions offered or accepted. One Shaheen award winner is selected in each of the four divisions of the Graduate School—Engineering, the Humanities, Science, and the Social Sciences.

Michael successfully defended his dissertation on April 4, 2016 and will participate in the May graduation ceremony where he will be presented with a plaque commemorating his achievement

Special congratulations also to Professor Riek for her outstanding work in mentoring.