Amato, Huff receive Regents Awards
Dr. Nancy M. Amato and Carol A. Huff were named recipients of The Texas A&M University System’s Regents Professor Award and Regents Fellow Service Award, respectively.
Amato is the Unocal Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, senior director of Engineering Honors Programs, co-coordinator of the computer science and engineering track of Engineering Honors and co-director of the Parasol Lab.
Amato joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1995 as an assistant professor in computer science. She became a full professor in 2004 and was appointed the Unocal Professor in 2011.
She received undergraduate degrees in mathematical sciences and economics from Stanford University, and her Master of Science and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Huff is the assistant agency director of financial operations for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). Over the past 26 years she has held several fiscal positions within TEES and the Texas A&M System, with 23 of those years being with TEES.
Huff joined the Texas A&M System in 1981 as an accounting systems analyst. She quickly moved up to the coordinator of systems policies and procedures where she was responsible for the preparation of the System’s annual financial report.
Her most notable roles at TEES were serving as the assistant vice chancellor for finance for six years and serving as the controller for 16 years.
The Regents Professor Award honors individuals at the rank of professor or equivalent whose distinguished performance in teaching, research and service have been exemplary. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the A&M System on faculty members.
The performance of those selected is considered meritorious and worthy of recognition of their achievements that had an impact on not only their institution or agency, but also the community, the State of Texas, and/or at the national and international levels.
The Regents Fellow Service Award honors and recognizes extension, research and service professionals within the agricultural and engineering agencies, health science center and veterinary medical diagnostic laboratory.
These professionals must have demonstrated a significant commitment and contributions to their respective agency by providing exceptional leadership in educational or program delivery/scholarship, research or service that have resulted in significant impact and lasting benefits to the State of Texas and beyond.