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.