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Two RIM Faculty Members Named to the Class of 2012 IEEE Fellows
The IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2011 meeting, has elected Professor Magnus Egerstedt (CoE, ECE) and Professor Irfan Essa (CoC, SIC) to IEEE Fellow grade effective 1 January 2012.
The IEEE Board of Directors elevated Professor Magnus Egerstedt to IEEE Fellow, with the following citation: for contributions to hybrid and networked control, with applications in robotics.
The IEEE Board of Directors elevated Professor Irfan Essa to IEEE Fellow, with the following citation: for contributions to computer vision and graphics.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.