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P. (Saday) Sadayappan is 2018’s Mentor of the Year

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce that P. (Saday) Sadayappan is the 2018 recipient of the annual Mentor of the Year Award. 

Dr. Sadayappan is a professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering. He was nominated by a former postdoctoral mentee, Dr. Aravind Sukumaran Rajam, who has moved on to a senior engineer position. As an exceptional mentor and advisor, Dr. Sadayappan has guided a number of postdoctoral scholars who have moved onto positions in academia and industry. Dr. Sadayappan has prepared his trainees for academic and non-academic positions by providing them with opportunities for professional development such as improving teaching and communication, learning new technical skills, and honing scientific writing.

The Faculty Mentor of the Year Award recognizes a faculty member who has engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral scholars.

The recipient of the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award will then be nominated for the NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award.

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