Aristotle said, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics associate professor Wei Yu, Ph.D. proved once again that Towson University is home to some exceptional faculty and staff.
Wei is the recipient of a 2015 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity. This award is the highest honor that the Board of Regents bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.
“Winning a National Science Foundation CAREER grant is a huge accomplishment, and we were so very proud of Dr. Wei Yu when that was announced,” said Fisher College Dean David Vanko. “Now, we’re very pleased that the University System and the Board of Regents have chosen Dr. Wei for a Regents’ Award recognizing his outstanding research record and for his dedication to Towson students.”
Wei is an associate professor of computer and information sciences who has research accomplishments in the areas of cybersecurity, computer networks and cyber-physical systems. In 2012, he received the Fisher College Excellence in Scholarship Award, and just last year, earned a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award of nearly half a million dollars over the next five years.
His was named Best Paper at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, and he supervises eight doctoral candidates expected to graduate between December 2014 and May 2017.