Dr. Hamed Tabkhi, Assistant Professor of ECE, was awarded the 2019 Maxheim Fellowship from the Williams States Lee College of Engineering. Dr. Tabkhi joined the ECE Department in August 2016 and is actively engaged in research in novel architectures for emerging deep learning and machine learning algorithms, real-time embedded vision, mobile edge computing, and cyber-physical systems. He received over $3.6M of external research grants at UNC Charlotte. His funding agencies include NSF, Office of Naval research (ONR), Airforce Research Lab (ARL), Virginia Department of Transportation, and Xilinx Inc. Notable awards include a $1.9M NSF/SCC grant and a $500K NSF/CPS grant. He developed the Transformative Computer Systems and Architecture Research (TeCSAR) laboratory, where he supervises over 17 graduate students and six undergraduate students for their research. To date, Dr. Tabkhi has published over 50 papers in highly competitive journals and conferences in his area.