Awards & Fellowships

Research Awards

2019  Runner-up Best Poster, IEEE BHI [paper

2018  Runner-up Best Paper, IEEE BSN [paper

2018  Best Paper Finalist, IEEE EMBC Student Paper Competition [paper

          (One of the Top 15 papers per reviewer feedback)

2017  Best Poster, NextFlex Flexible Hybrid Electronics Workshop 

Professional Awards

2019  NextProf Future Faculty Workshop Award [news]

           (An academic career workshop for diverse leaders in engineering hosted at GT, organized by UC Berkeley, U Michigan, GT)

           (One of the 65+ selected participants nationwide from all engineering disciplines with funded accommodation and travel)

2019  iREDEFINE Workshop Award

          (An academic career workshop to increase diverse workforce in ECE, hosted in conjunction with ECEDHA Conference)

          (One of the two selected participants with GT-funded accommodation and travel)

2018  Rising Stars in EECS [profile[GT news 1] [GT news 2[MIT news] [brochure]

          (An academic career workshop for women in EECS, hosted at MIT, organized by MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon)

          (One of the 60+ selected participants nationwide and international with funded accommodation and travel)

2018  iREDEFINE ECE Professional Development Award, NSF

          (One of the 10 selected participants nationwide with NSF-funded accommodation and travel)

Conference Travel Awards

2018  IEEE BSN, BHI, EMBC Travel Awards

2016  Molecular Med Tri-Conference, Personal Diagnostics Travel Award


2015  Teaching Assistant Training and Development Fellowship

          (Awarded due to excellent student feedback for teaching by University of Maryland.)

2014-2015  Clark School of Engineering Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (~$70k)

          (Admitted to University of Maryland ECE Department as a graduate fellow with tuition remission and stipend package.)


Media Coverage & Recognition

DEC, 2019  ECEDHA and iREDEFINE: Bringing Together Academia and Industry, Leslie Prives, IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine, 13(2): 28-33

AUG, 2019  Gurel Chosen for NextProf Nexus Workshop, Jackie Nemeth, Georgia Tech

DEC, 2018  Three ECE Students Become Rising Stars in Academia, Ashlee Gardner, Georgia Tech

JUN, 2018  Gurel Invited to Rising Stars Workshop, Takes Part in iREDEFINE, Jackie Nemeth, Georgia Tech

JUN, 2018  Toward Wearable Sensing Enabled Closed-Loop Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation, MIT EECS

MAR, 2018  Gurel Receives Paper Prize at IEEE BSN Conference, Jackie Nemeth, Georgia Tech

DEC, 2017 Georgia Tech and NextFlex Team-Up to Make the Internet-of-Things More Flexible & Power Efficient, Christa Ernst, GT Research Horizons