Nine Machine Learning Faculty Members Win Teaching Awards

Nine faculty members at the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) were recognized by the Georgia Tech Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for receiving outstanding responses on the Course Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS). The awards honor excellence in teaching for spring and fall 2020.

Three faculty members – Siva Theja Maguluri, Matthieu Bloch, and Pascal Van Hentenryck – all were honored with CTL’s Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Class of 1934 CIOS Award. This award recognizes faculty members who received exceptional scores on the CIOS which is completed by students at the end of each semester.

“It is a great honor (and pleasure) to receive this award. Initially, I just tried to make sure that I would not be totally embarrassed when teaching online, and then I tried to make it a bit entertaining. But, at the end, we realized we could do creative things online, that are actually difficult to replicate in person! I’m appreciative of my student’s patience and kindness this past year,” said, Van Hentenryck, associate chair for innovation and entrepreneurship and A. Russell Chandler III chair and professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Systems and Engineering.

The CIOS Honor Roll was established this year to expand acknowledgement of more teaching excellence at Georgia Tech. Six ML@GT faculty members – Shihao Yang, Jake Abernethy, Matthew Gombolay, Umakishore Ramachandran, Swati Gupta, and Cassie Mitchell – were all honored on this year’s honor roll.

The new Honor Roll will be compiled at the conclusion of each semester. At the end of each calendar year, the Honor Roll recipients with the 40 highest rankings, and at least an 85 percent CIOS response rate, will be awarded the Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Class of 1934 CIOS Award.

Click here for a list of the 2020 recipients of the Class of 1934 CIOS Award and here for a list of the members of the Fall 2020 CIOS Honor Roll.

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Allie McFadden

Communications Officer

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