Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Faculty Scholars
Michelle Munson, 1996 K-State graduate in electrical engineering, CEO of Aspera Inc., and co-inventor of Aspera’s FASP, a trademarked transport technology, oversees the company’s direction in collaboration with her husband and co-founder Serban Simu, Berkley, California. They believe the Keystone Research Faculty Scholars program reflects Aspera’s ‘success through difficulties’ and the rigors of academic research.
The following four faculty members have been added to the list of Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Faculty Scholars: George Amariucai, associate professor, and Arslan Munir, assistant professor, both in computer science; and Sungo Kim, associate professor, and Mohammad Shadmand, assistant professor, both in electrical and computer engineering.
The first five recipients of the Munson-Serban Simu award, specified for faculty in the departments of electrical and computer engineering, and computer science, were named in the spring of 2017 and included Eugene Vasserman, associate professor of computer science; and Jungkwun Kim, assistant professor, Behrooz Mirafzal, associate professor, Punit Prakash, assistant professor and Hongyu Wu, assistant professor, all in electrical and computer engineering.