Y. Isukapalli: COE Outstanding CE Faculty

Graduating seniors in every undergraduate degree program in the College of Engineering recognize a faculty member each spring and the Class of 2024’s COE Outstanding Faculty in Computer Engineering is Professor Yoga Isukapalli

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Excerpt from the College of Engineering News

For the sixth year in a row, graduating seniors selected Yoga Isukapalli for the Outstanding Computer Engineering Faculty Award. Isukapalli joined UCSB’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as a tenure-track teaching professor in winter 2017, after several years working as a staff scientist in the Wi-Fi division at Broadcom, a semiconductor manufacturing company. 

“Receiving the Outstanding Faculty Award from graduating computer engineering seniors, whom I have taught in multiple classes, is a significant recognition for me,” said Isukapalli, who also received the university’s 2020-21 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate. 

Isukapalli’s primary role is running the undergraduate capstone program for the Computer Engineering Program. The projects are focused on developing students into professionals by pairing them with industry or academic experts to create an engineered solution for real problems. 

“I have enjoyed seeing them mature as professional engineers,” Isukapalli said. “It is gratifying to know that they feel I have positively impacted their growth and development as computer engineers. I am honored to have had the opportunity to contribute to their educational experience.”