March 7, 2019

Prof. Hong Tan receives Google Faculty Research Award

Prof. Hong Z. Tan is among the recipients of the 2018 Google Faculty Research Awards. These annual awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to recognize and support the research of world-class faculty members at top universities around the world.

Prof. Hong Tan
Hong Tan, professor of electrical and computer engineering

Prof. Tan's project is titled "Increasing Speech Communication Rates through the Skin." Purdue News has produced a short video highlighting her research. A recent paper on the project can be found here.

Prof. Tan is the founder and director of Purdue’s Haptic Interface Research Laboratory, which is dedicated to research on the underlying principles for the design, development and evaluation of human-computer interfaces, with an emphasis on haptic, or touch-based, interfaces.

Several other ECE faculty have received Google Faculty Research Awards in the past, including Ed Delp (2017), Shreyas Sen (2016), T.N. Vijaykumar (2012 and 2013), Sanjay Rao (2013), and Y. Charlie Hu (2012).