Postdoc Fellow Wins Poster Contest

Muhammad Farooq, a postdoctoral fellow in The University of Alabama Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the best poster award at a conference recently.

Farooq’s poster about real-time feedback from a wearable sensor that monitors energy intake during a meal was recognized at Tech Summit: Innovative Tools for Assessing Diet & Physical Activity for Health Promotion. Held in California in November, the conference was a unique forum that investigated current and emerging challenges related to improving energy balance behavior assessment and intervention via technology, and focused on how the research community might embrace and apply innovative new tools.

Farooq works with Dr. Edward Sazonov, an associate professor who studies sensors, biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s fully accredited College of Engineering has more than 4,500 students and more than 120 faculty. In the last eight years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Mitchell and Truman scholars.