UVA Engineering: Accelerating Discovery in UVA’s Third Century

Date & Time

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Alumni Hall, Ballroom (see rain site info)
211 Emmet Street South
Charlottesville, VA



Faculty from UVA’s School of Engineering will share how they are using technology and innovation to change the world for the better.


Benton H. Calhoun

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: self-powered wireless sensors, ultra-low power circuit design for semiconductors. Mr. Calhoun’s low-power chips are essential to expanding the potential for an Internet of Things, or a world in which self-powered computing devices are embedded in everyday objects and connected wirelessly via the Internet.

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John Lach

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Cross-Cutting Initiatives

Research Interests: wireless health, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, computer architecture, low power design, embedded systems. Mr. Lach’s research focuses on the innovation, development and deployment of wireless technologies in health applications.

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John (Jack) Stankovic (moderator)

BP America Professor in the Computer Science Department, School of Engineering

John A. Stankovic is the BP America Professor in the Computer Science Department, School of Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York for his work in real-time systems. He won the IEEE (the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology) Real-Time Systems Technical Committee’s Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership. Stankovic also won the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing Distinguished Achievement Award (inaugural winner). He has seven Best Paper awards and also has two Best Paper Runner Up Awards. Stankovic has been a finalist for multiple other Best Paper Awards.

Stankovic has an h-index of 115 and over 52,500 citations. In 2015 he was awarded the University of Virginia Distinguished Scientist Award, and in 2010 the School of Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty Award. He also received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts. Stankovic has given more than 40 Keynote talks at conferences and many Distinguished Lectures at major Universities He was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Distributed and Parallel Systems and was founder and co-editor-in-chief for the Real-Time Systems Journal.

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Rain Site Location Information

If rain is expected on the day of the event and there is an early football game time, the Alumni Association will move their tailgate into the Ballroom and More Than the Score will be held at Newcomb Hall Theater. Doors will open at 9:15 am. A decision will be made on the Thursday morning prior to the event and we will send you an email notification informing you of the location change.