Honors and Awards

1. First Honors Award for Senior with Highest Cumulative Average in Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 1983.

2. Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowship, 1982-1986.

3. IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor/Advisor Award, Purdue University - W. Lafayette, 1989-1990. Certificate, $500 award, citation in IEEE Potentials Magazine.

4. Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award, 1990-1991, presented annually to “an individual who has excelled in teaching and inspiring students in the School of Electrical Engineering.” Name on plaque and $1000 award.

5. IEEE Signal Processing Society’s 1991 Paper Award for “A Procrustes Rotations Based Eigenanalysis of the ESPRIT Data Pencil,” appearing in the June 1989 issue of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Certificate, $500 award, and citation in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

6. E-Systems Best Paper Award for 1995 for A. S. Gecan and M. D. Zoltowski, “Power Minimization Techniques for GPS Null Steering Antennas,” Institute of Navigation (ION) Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 13-15 Sept. 1995.

7. Co-Advisor for Javier Ramos’ dissertation at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, entitled “Novel Techniques for Processing Digital Arrays,” which received ERICSSON Award for Best PhD Dissertation in area of mobile communications (in Spain) for 1995 by Spanish Professional Association of Electrical Engineers, 29 Oct. 1996.

8. Expert Summary on Array Processing presented at IEEE ICASSP ’97 in Munich, Germany, on 24 April 1997. One of 8 researchers invited to present an Expert Summary by Organizing Committee of IEEE ICASSP ’97.

9. The Fred Ellersick MILCOM Award for Best Paper in the Unclassified Technical Program, Recipient along with Der-Feng Tseng, at IEEE Military Communications (MILCOM ’98) Conference held in Bedford, MA 19-21 October 1998, for “Blind Multichannel Identification for High-Speed TDMA.” Plaque awarded by IEEE Communications Society and MILCOM Conference Board.

10. Board of Governors, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Member-at-Large, society wide election, 1 January 1998 - 31 December 2000.

11. Fellow of IEEE, effective 1 January 1999 for “Contributions to the theory of antenna array signal processing and two-dimensional direction-of-arrival estimation”. Photo and Fellow citation in April 1999 issue of IEEE Communications Magazine.

12. Best Paper Award at IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSSTA 2000), co-recipient along with Thomas P. Krauss, Parsippany, NJ, 6-8 September 2000, for paper entitled “MMSE Equalization Under Conditions of Soft Hand-Off.”

13. University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University, $50K award plus plaque. Two faculty members selected from engineering per year. 1 August 2000-31 July 2004.

14. Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award in the Field of Communications Systems, IEEE Communications Society, recipient along with Tai-Ann Chen, Wen-Yi Kuo, Jim Grimm, and Michael P. Fitz, for ”A Space-Time Model for Frequency Nonselective Rayleigh Fading Channels with Applications to Space-Time Modems” appearing in the July 2000 issue of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in 3 Communications (Vol. 18, No. 7, pp. 1175-1190). Award presented at IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC) in Helsinki, Finland, on June 13, 2001. http://www.comsoc.org/socstr/awards/paperawards.html http://www.comsoc.org/socstr/awards/paperawards.html#Leonard G. Abraham Prize

15. 2002 Eaton Design Award, Faculty Recipient, Purdue University, 8 March 2002. Recognizes a recent alumnus who has made substantial design contributions in industry while also recognizing the faculty member indicated by the alumnus as having the most impact on their design experience at Purdue.

16. 2002 Wilfred Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence, Purdue University, 23 April 2002. Top Teaching Award for School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Citation in 2001-2002 Teaching Awards, Schools of Engineering brochure, plaque, $2K award, and named engraved on plaque outside ECE Main Office.

17. Distinguished Lecturer for 2002 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Workshop in Rosslyn, VA, on 4-6 August 2002. One of 11 researchers invited to present Distinguished Lecture. http://ite.gmu.edu/sam2002/distinguished lecturers.htm

18. Advisory Council for Department of Electical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. August 2002-present. First meeting attended on 3 December 2003. Also, highlight article in Drexel University’s (1) 2003 College of Engineering Brochure, (2) Spring 2003 Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Newsletter, and (3) ECE Web Page’s Alumni News Section.

19. 2003 Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Signal Processing Society. There are six Distinguished Lecturers chosen each year to represent the Society by giving lectures on their research around the world. The web site for the SPS Distinguished Lecturer Program http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/sp/dlinfo.html indicates that “The Society’s Distinguished Lecturer Program provides means for chapters to have access to individuals who are well known educators and authors in the fields of signal processing, to lecture at Chapter meetings.”

20. 2002 Technical Achievement Award of IEEE Signal Processing Society. http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/sp/techachv.html , “The Technical Achievement Award honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to the theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on the field. The prize shall be $1500, a plaque and a certificate, and shall be presented at the ICASSP meeting held during the Spring following selection of the winner.” The award was conferred at ICASSP 2003 in Hong Kong during 6-10 April 2003.

21. Keynote Address: IEE 2004 International Conference on Waveform Diversity and Design. http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/sp/techachv.html , Selected to deliver keynote address at IEE 2004 Waveform Diversity Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland 8-10 November 2004.

22. Technical Program Co-Chairman for SAM 2006: IEEE 2006 Sensor Array and Multichannel Workshop. SAM-2006 runs 12-14 July 2006 in Waltham, MA; conference website: www.sam2006.org

23. Chairman: Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society. http://www.engr.uconn.edu/ willett/barney.html#SECTION1 Elected for two year term, 1 January 2005 - 31 December 2006. TC Chairs automatically become members of the Technical Directions Committee of the IEEE SPS. Previously served as Vice-Chair, 1 Jan. 2003 - 31 Dec. 2004, with primary functions: coordinating SAM TC nominations for SPS awards and new member elections.

24. Vice-President for Awards & Membership, IEEE Signal Processing Society, carries three concurrent positions: Awards Board (Chair), Executive Committee, Board of Governors. TERM: 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2010.

25. Thomas J. and Wendy Engibous Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University. Endowed Named Chair Professor approved by Board of Trustees in September 2008.

26. 2012 Distance Education Faculty Award, Engineering Professional Education, Purdue University. $2000 award plus plaque, April 2012. https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Spotlights/professor-mike-zoltowski-receives-distanceeducation- faculty-award

27. Plenary Speaker: IEEE 2012 Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Workshop. http://www.stevens.edu/sam2012/abstract zoltowski.html, Plenary Speaker for IEEE SAM Workshop 2012, in Hoboken, NJ, 17-20 June 2012.

Michael's award photo