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Ramesh Sitaraman chosen for Outstanding Teacher Award

Associate Professor Ramesh Sitaraman was presented with the 2014 College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award during the 2014 CNS Faculty and Staff Awards Reception held in May. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in teaching and to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments. In addition to the CNS reception, Sitaraman was also named in the Commencement Program.

Sitaraman's innovative techniques for teaching the algorithms courses for both undergraduate and graduate students have received high marks from student reviews.  Many of the students have lauded him as being an extraordinary teacher. Aspects of his style that stand out in the student reviews are his lucid lecturing style with the use of real-world application examples to make the abstract concrete, his mastery of the subject, and his use of active learning in discussions and end-to-end projects that tie together algorithm design and software development.