Pare honored as Mavis Future Faculty Fellow

6/12/2017 Victoria Halewicz, ECE ILLINOIS

The fellowship recognizes future engineering professors, providing training in the form of workshops, seminars, and activities to sharpen their skills in research, teaching, and mentoring.

Written by Victoria Halewicz, ECE ILLINOIS

Graduate student Philip Eugene Pare has recently been awarded the Mavis Future Fellowship for 2017-2018.  

Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) are future engineering professors receiving training in the form of workshops, seminars, and activities to sharpen their skills in research, teaching, and mentoring. 

Philip Eugene Pare
Philip Eugene Pare

Philip Paré, an ECE ILLINOIS PhD candidate conducting research at the Coordinated Science Lab, is co-advised by Angelica Nedich at Arizona State University, and Carolyn L Beck. Beck is both an ECE and CSL affiliate, and associate professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

He has written numerous publications and remains active with a series of on-going work. “My main research area is developing models and control techniques for virus spread processes over non-trivial graph structures,” said Paré. In one of his research positions, he analyzed subsidy data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Paré has also worked with researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology to design algorithms for effective measurement of photosynthetic properties of plants. 

Paré has also held a few teaching assistantships. Most notably, he designed a new class, IE 529 Statistics of Big Data and Clustering, with Prof. Carolyn Beck. His ability to make content more comprehensive has ranked him highly among students. While arduous, these experiences have proven to be rewarding.

Paré acknowledges there is always room for improvement when learning to be a skillful mentor, better researcher, and effective communicator. He is excited to face interesting problems and expand innovative fields of research. Paré looks forward to a conducive environment with a mutual learning process. His position as a Mavis Future Faculty Fellow will allow him to do just that.

“My main goal is to have a successful career in academia with many thriving collaborations and many wonderful service opportunities. I want to build a research group where I help students explore new research topics and investigate compelling applications using systems theory. I also want to effectively teach students motivating ideas so they can learn and grow.”

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This story was published June 12, 2017.