Graduate Mentor of the Year Award

The Outstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes faculty who have, over their years at USU, a record of excellence and who have significant accomplishments in graduate student mentorship.

Nominees are effective advisors who facilitate degree completion, model sound scholarship and ethical behavior, provide emotional support, extend constructive criticism, involve students in publishing and other professional activities, and prepare students for their careers after they have completed their degrees.

This award is presented at the Faculty Awards Ceremony each spring.


2022 Outstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year Award Recipient: Rose Qingyang Hu

Rose Qingyang Hu

Rose Hu is a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Associate Dean for research of College of Engineering at Utah State University. She also directs Communications Network Innovation Lab. Her research interests include next-generation wireless system design and optimization, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical system, and artificial intelligence in wireless networks.

Since joining USU in 2011, she has advised 7 postdoctoral researchers, 8 PhD students, 10 visiting PhD student, and 6 MS-A/B students. She has published 3 books, 4 book chapters, 135 journal articles, 150 refereed conference papers, and holds 30 patents. She was faculty researcher of the year of ECE Department in 2014 and 2016, and faculty researcher of the year of College of Engineering in 2014.

Rose Hu is an IEEE Fellow, IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer, and NIST Communication Technology Laboratory Innovator 2020. She is currently serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology, and IEEE Wireless communication. Together with her students, her work received prestigious Best Paper Awards from the IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, the IEEE ICC 2015, the IEEE VTC Spring 2016, and the IEEE ICC 2016.

2022 College Graduate Mentors of the Year