Austin, TX—Zak Kassas zak received the Research Excellence Award, which is awarded by the Graduate Engineering Council at the Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) Event. This award is granted to the best 10 graduate engineering research presentations out of 75 presentations at the GAIN Event as judged by representatives from the industry and faculty. GAIN is a broad Networking opportunity and an academically rigorous competition that allows The Cockrell School of Engineering to showcase its best and brightest graduate students.

Zak's research focuses on devising novel techniques for opportunistic and collaborative navigation.