Posted November 29, 2011 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Five faculty members in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been elected as IEEE Fellows, effective January 1, 2012.
The IEEE grade of Fellow is conferred by the board of directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any IEEE field of interest.
The ECE faculty members and their citations are:
Magnus Egerstedt, professsor specializing in systems and controls, "for contributions to hybrid and networked control, with applications in robotics."
Mark Richards, principal research engineer specializing in digital signal processing, "for contributions in radar signal processing education."
Erik Verriest, professor specializing in systems and controls, "for contributions to delay systems and modeling time varying and nonlinear systems."
Guotong Zhou, professor specializing in digital signal processing and bioengineering, "for contributions to the analysis of nonlinear signals and systems."
Yucel Altunbasak, adjunct professor who became the president of TUBITAK in Turkey earlier this fall, "for contributions to super-resolution imaging, color filter array interpolation, and error-resilient video communications."
Two more faculty members with Georgia Tech connections were also elected as IEEE Fellows. They include:
Irfan Essa, professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing, "for contributions to computer vision and graphics."
Yogendra Joshi, professor in the George W. Woodruff School in Mechanical Engineering, "for contributions to microfabricated cooling devices." Dr. Joshi also holds a joint faculty appointment in ECE.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.