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Spring 2020 Outstanding Teaching Assistants

As the semester ends, students help shine a light on faculty who went the extra yard in helping them learn and thrive in Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University.

Department Chair Hesham El Gamal recently announced the winners of two Outstanding Teacher Assistant Awards for Spring 2020.

The first, bestowed to Khalid Al Khalid, who is advised by Professor Jin Wang, and the second is Peimeng “PG” Guan, who is advised by Professor Philip Schniter.

“Congratulation on being selected as one of our outstanding TAs this semester. Your hard work and dedication to our students are highly appreciated. We are very proud of you and confident that you will continue to excel throughout your journey at OSU and beyond,” Elgamal said.

Al Khalid, a Ph.D. student in ECE who teaches 5047, earned the distinction of winning the award for the second straight semester. His current research interests include high voltage and power electronics.

“This makes me happy because I love teaching,” Alkhalid said about the award. “The students at Ohio State are awesome and they make my job fun. I’d like to thank Professor Wang who has always been there guiding and helping me.”

Guan teaches the ECE 4300 class for Schniter. Her undergraduate research was about power system security, where she published the paper, "Optimal Adaptive Coordinated Cyber-Attacks on Power Grids using Epsilon-Greedy Method."

"I want to thank Professor Schniter for this opportunity, which confirms my interests in my future research," Guan said. "I had a great semester working with the students. I also want to say thank you to my research advisor JK Wang for all the help and guidance."

She is heading into her Ph.D. program in the fall, doing research in Signal Processing and Statistical Machine Learning.