IEEE Computer Society Members Elevated to Fellow for 2016

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 02 December 2015 — Fifty-three IEEE Computer Society members and 11 IEEE members evaluated by the CS Fellow Evaluation Committee will be elevated to IEEE Fellow grade in 2016. The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession.

The IEEE Board of Directors elevated 297 members to Fellow status for 2016, compared with 300 for 2015. Computer Society members and associates recommended for Fellow status in 2016 include:

  • David Abramson—University of Queensland
  • Kiyoharu Aizawa—University of Tokyo
  • Alexandre Alves da Silva—GE Global Research
  • Lorenzo Alvisi—The University of Texas at Austin
  • David Atienza—EPFL – École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Ronald Azuma—Intel Research Laboratories
  • Michael Branicky—University of Kansas
  • David Brooks—Harvard University
  • Umit Catalyurek—Ohio State University
  • Tony Chan—Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • Shigang Chen—University of Florida
  • Shu-Ching Chen—Florida International University
  • Degang Chen—Iowa State University
  • Xilin Chen—Institute of Computing Technology
  • Armando Colombo—Schneider Electric Automation GmbH
  • Tracy Camp—Colorado School of Mines
  • Lorrie Cranor—Carnegie Mellon University
  • Timothy Davis—Texas A&M University
  • Leila De Floriani—University of Genova
  • Robert Deng—Singapore Management University
  • Yixin Diao—IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • Schahram Dustdar—Vienna University of Technology
  • Dinei Florencio—Microsoft Research
  • Michael Franz—University of California- Irvine
  • Fernando Gomide—University of Campinas
  • Gerhard Hancke—University of Pretoria
  • Edwin Hancock—University of York
  • Scott Hauck—University of Washington
  • Larry Heck—Google
  • Gernot Heiser—The University of NSW
  • Xiaobo Hu—University of Notre Dame
  • Yu Charlie Hu—Purdue University
  • Mahmut Kandemir—Penn State University
  • Nam Sung Kim—University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mark Laubach—Broadcom Corporation
  • Hui Lei—IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • Charles Leiserson—MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Xuemin Lin—UNSW – University of New South Wales
  • Stefano Lonardi—University of California, Riverside
  • Chenyang Lu—Washington University in St. Louis
  • Shih-Lien Lu—Intel Corporation
  • Joao Marques Silva—University College Dublin
  • Nenad Medvidovic—University of Southern California
  • Dimitri Metaxas—Rutgers University
  • Frank Mueller—North Carolina State University
  • Alexandros Potamianos—National Technical University of Athens
  • Calton Pu—Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Wendi Rabiner Heinzelman—University of Rochester
  • Sreeranga Rajan—Fujitsu Laboratories of America
  • Kui Ren—State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Chris Rowen—Cadence Design Systems
  • Jagannathan Sarangapani—University of Missouri
  • Karsten Schwans—Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sudipta Sengupta—Microsoft Research
  • Weisong Shi—Wayne State University
  • Matteo Sonza Reorda—Politecnico di Torino
  • Diane Thiede Rover—Iowa State University
  • K. Venugopal—University Visvesvaraya College of Eng.- Bangalore
  • Sarma Bala Vrudhula—Arizona State University
  • Cliff Wang—US Army Research Office
  • Jia Wang—AT&T Labs Research
  • Chengzhong Xu—Wayne State University
  • Daniel Zeng—University of Arizona
  • Xi Zhang—Texas A&M University

The Board of Directors confers the title of Fellow upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in IEEE-designated fields, who has made important individual contributions to one or more of those fields. For more information, visit

View the full list of Computer Society Fellows.

At the time the nomination is submitted, a nominee must:

  • have accomplishments that have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society;
  • hold Senior Member or Life Senior Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted;
  • have been a member in good standing in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of elevation.

The nominee cannot be a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee, an IEEE Society/Technical Council Fellow Evaluating Committee Chair, or a member of IEEE Society/Technical Council Fellow Evaluating Committees reviewing the nomination.