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IEEE Congratulates Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

11 February 2013 – The newest members elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the field’s highest professional distinctions, include 16 members of IEEE.

Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature, and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education,” according to the NAE news release.

A total of 69 new NAE members and 11 foreign associates were elected this year. This brings the total NAE US membership to 2,250 and the number of foreign associates to 211.

Below is a list of IEEE member and Society members elected and their citations:

New NAE members:

  • Anant Agarwal, IEEE Senior member, for contributions to shared-memory and multicore computer architectures.
  • Murty P. Bhavaraju, IEEE Life Fellow, for probabilistic reliability evaluation tools for large electric power systems.
  • Robert S. Chau, IEEE Fellow, for contributions to CMOS transistor technologies for advanced logic products.
  • David L. Dill, IEEE Fellow, for the development of techniques to verify hardware, software, and electronic voting systems.
  • Abbas El Gamal, IEEE Fellow, for contributions in information theory, information technology, and image sensors.
  • Eric R. Fossum, IEEE Fellow, for inventing and developing the CMOS active-pixel image sensor and camera-on-a-chip.
  • Maurice Herlihy, IEEE Computer Society member, for concurrent computing techniques for linearizability, non-blocking data structures, and transactional memory.
  • John E. Kelly III, IEEE Fellow, for contributions to the US semiconductor industry through technology innovations and strategic leadership.
  • Vijay Kumar, IEEE Fellow, for contributions in cooperative robotics, networked vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles, and for leadership in robotics research and education.
  • Raphael C. Lee, IEEE Fellow, for contributions to understanding cell injury associated with trauma, including electrical shock and thermal burns.
  • José M.F., Moura, IEEE Life Fellow and Board of Directors member, for contributions to the theory and practice of statistical signal processing.
  • Richard M. Murray, IEEE Fellow, for contributions in control theory and networked control systems with applications to aerospace engineering, robotics, and autonomy.
  • Thomas J. Overbye, IEEE Fellow, for the integration of visualization and analysis tools for power systems.
  • Robin Podmore, IEEE Senior member, for development of modeling and simulation tools for power system operation. 

New Foreign Associates:
  • Shlomo Shamai (Shitz), IEEE Fellow, for contributions to information theory for wireless communication technology.
  • Ji Zhou, IEEE Senior member, for research contributions in numeric control, computer-aided design, and design optimization.


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