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Ph.D. Student Joe Khalife Wins NCST Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award for UCR


Ph.D. Student Joe Khalife Wins NCST Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award for UCR

February 24, 2017

Ph.D. student Joe Khalife was awarded the 2016 NCST Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year award for the UC Riverside Campus. 

Joe KhalifeThe competition was open to students with at least 12 hours of applicable graduate coursework and a GPA of 3.25 or higher that received financial support from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) program for at least two previous semesters. US citizenship was also a requirement of the award.  Student applications underwent a competitive review process by a committee composed of faculty and advisers.

Joe, an Electrical and Computer Engineering major, is a member of UCR’s Autonomous Systems Perception, Intelligence, and Navigation (ASPIN) Laboratory. He is in the second year of his doctoral studies, and his interests include opportunistic navigation, autonomous vehicles, and software-defined radio. His post-graduation goal is to pursue a career in academia in a top academic institution.

Congratulations to Joe on this achievement!


The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) is one of five national centers funded by the US Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary for Research and Technology under the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program. NCST brings together six innovative universities with the goal to move the US towards a more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation system. Click here for more information.

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