Professor C.-C. Jay Kuo received the 2016 Taylor L. Booth Education Award from the IEEE Computer Society in Atlanta, June 8, 2016. The Taylor L. Booth Education Award commemorates outstanding records in computer science and engineering education. Accompanied by a bronze medal and $5,000 honorarium, the award recognizes achievement as a teacher of renown in a relevant and applicable course; writing an influential text; leading, inspiring, or providing significant educational content during the creation of a curriculum in the field; or inspiring others to a career in computer science and engineering education. Professor Kuo was cited “for excellence as an inspiring educator and for distinguished contributions to multimedia education with impact on academic and industry realms.”

In the award banquet, Professor Kuo gave a short speech — “In my 30-year academic career, nothing has been more rewarding than serving as an advisor for a large number of talented and hard-working PhD students. Besides guiding them in conducting high quality research, I teach them respectable academic practices such as being cooperative team players and good citizens in technical communities. As time goes by, scientific knowledge and technological innovation will be archived. It is the well-trained next-generation who will lead our society forward.” Professor Kuo also expressed his appreciation to the IEEE Computer Society for the recognition and the love and support from his family and students.