Two from ECE earn Distinguished Alumni Awards

Posted: November 10, 2016

Two electrical and computer engineering graduates were among 16 alumni from The Ohio State University College of Engineering honored during the 19th Annual Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Awards on November 4, 2016.

Specifically, electrical engineering graduates, Thomas J. Burns and Cynthia J. Roberts, were presented with Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Burns (BS ’86, electrical engineering) is director of the Strategic Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he oversees programs in battle management, communications, intelligence and electronic warfare, among others.

Bridging the fields of engineering and medicine, Roberts (MS ’86, electrical engineering; PhD ’89, biomedical engineering) holds the Martha G. and Milton Staub Chair for Research in Ophthalmology in Ohio State’s College of Medicine with a cross appointment in biomedical engineering. She has published 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to 22 book chapters and co-edited two books.

You can find pictures of the ECE winners during the evening HERE.