ASU names 3 faculty as 2022 President’s Professors
Two of ASU’s three newest President’s Professors are Fulton Schools faculty members. Andrea Richa (at right in photo), a professor of computer science, and Thomas Sugar, a professor of mechanical engineering, join those who have been given one of the most prestigious designations bestowed by the university. The title recognizes honorees at the forefront of innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusion. Richa’s accomplishments include an impressive number of peer-reviewed research articles, conference proceedings and four book chapters, many focusing on her expertise in self-organizing particle systems. Richa has served students through her leadership on curriculum and graduate studies program committees. Sugar has been involved in numerous projects that have advanced many aspects of his engineering field. He has authored or co-authored an exceedingly high number of articles published in research journals and is especially known for his teaching of studio-based classes geared to solving real-world challenges through project-based curriculum design.