Accomplishments: Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

May 5, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce its 2019-20 award winners.  UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards Each year the Graduate College presents four awards for outstanding theses and dissertations (within each category, one for STEM and one for non-STEM). This year’s winners are: Outstanding Thesis (STEM): Rachel Rahib, M.S. Geoscience, "Petrogenesis of Enriched and Intermediate Poikilitic Shergottites: From Magmatic Source to Emplacement"...
May 1, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 Graduate College Medallion recipients. Graduate College Medallion recipients are exceptionally involved during their time as graduate students at UNLV. Medallions are given in the semester students graduate.  This semester's recipients are: Austin McKenna, Biological Sciences Ph.D.  Monia Kazemeini, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Johanna Andrews, Public Health Ph.D. Jessica Nave-Blodgett, Psychology Ph.D. John...
April 17, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes, Judzia Bombard, and William Gangozo (all Nursing), Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), and Venkatesan Muthukumar (Electrical & Computer Engineering), published an article, “Promoting Resilience Among College Student Veterans Through an Acceptance-and-Commitment-Therapy App: An Intervention Refinement Study,” in the Community Mental Health Journal.
April 15, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "How Design Standardization CSFs Can Impact Project Performance of Capital Projects" in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha is a doctoral student studying under Choi.
April 10, 2020
Pramen P. Shrestha (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) is receiving $299,704 from the Transportation Research Board of the Airport Cooperative Research Program for the research proposal "Quantifying the Impacts of Delayed Maintenance of Airport Assets." Shrestha is a principal investigator.     
April 9, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has had his research on a facility standardization strategy featured in The Voice magazine. The Voice is the official magazine of the Construction Users Roundtable.
April 7, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi, Saba Nikkhah Manesh, Binit K. Shrestha, and Pramen Shrestha (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) published a journal paper, "Spatial Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Occupations in the United States" in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha and Manesh are doctoral students studying under Choi.  
April 7, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes, William Gangozo (both Nursing), Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), and Venkatesan Muthukumar (Electrical & Computer Engineering), published an article, “Testing the Acceptability and Initial Efficacy of a Smartphone-app Mindfulness Intervention for College Student Veterans with PTSD.” This article is published in the April issue of the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.
April 3, 2020
Sai Kosaraju and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) published a conference paper, "PAGE-Net: Interpretable and Integrative Deep Learning for Survival Analysis Using Histopathological Images and Genomic Data," in Pacific Symposium Biocomputing, which is recognized as a top-tier bioinformatics conference as well as Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and International Conference on Research In Computational Molecular Biology. In the study, they developed a novel biologically interpretable...
April 2, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi, Binit K. Shrestha, Saba Nikkhah Manesh, and Pramen Shrestha (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) published a journal paper, "Employment and Wage Distribution Investigation in the Construction Industry by Gender," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha and Manesh are doctoral students studying under Choi.M
March 24, 2020
Alex Barzilov (Mechanical Engineering) is the recipient of this year's College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award. External reviewers are asked to assess the applicants based on the following criteria: Significance of the research in relation to the knowledge or advancement of the field. Publication of research findings in peer-reviewed national or international journals. Papers or related public presentations of research findings and their application and use by the discipline...
March 23, 2020
Brendan Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is the winner of the 2020 College of Engineering Distinguished Teacher Award.