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Hou Named College of Engineering Faculty Fellow

Photograph of Dean Richard Benson and Tom Hou

Tom Hou (right) receives the award from Dean Richard Benson.

Thomas Hou was named one of five 2008 Faculty Fellows of the College of Engineering. The award carries a $5,000 discretional fund per year for three years to be used for supporting the recipient's research.

Hou won a 2003 ONR Young Investigator Award and a 2004 NSF CAREER Award, along with two NSF NeTS awards, a NSF ITR award, an ONR Basic Research Grant, and a DoD DURIP award. His personal share of funding is $2.4 million.

Since he joined the faculty in 2002, he has had 45 journal papers published or accepted. He has won three best paper awards from IEEE. He recently organized a highly successful NSF-funded workshop on "Bridging the Gap Between Networking Technologies and Advances at the Physical Layer."

He currently serves as an editor of three journals, two of which are top-tiered ACM and IEEE publications. He has been granted five U.S. patents. He developed and taught two new graduate level courses titled Multimedia Networking and Advanced Foundations in Networking.