LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 09 December 2019 – Today IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) announces that 46 IEEE CS members and 12 IEEE members evaluated by the IEEE CS Fellow Evaluation Committee will be elevated to IEEE Fellow grade in 2020. The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession.
The IEEE Board of Directors elevated 282 members to Fellow status for 2020, compared with 295 for 2019. IEEE CS members and associates recommended for Fellow status in 2020 include:
Hussein Abbass—University of New South Wales-Canberra
Hari Balakrishnan—Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vaughn Betz—University of Toronto
Wei Chen—Microsoft Research Asia
Yingying Chen—Rutgers University-Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB)
Baoquan Chen—Peking University
Lei Chen—Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Sangyeun Cho—Samsung Electronics Company
Christopher Clifton—Purdue University
Carolina Cruz-Neira—University of Arkansas
Gautam Das—University of Texas at Arlington
Jack Davidson—University of Virginia
Shlomi Dolev—Ben-Gurion University
Touradj Ebrahimi—Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Rudolf Eigenmann—University of Delaware
Ian Foster—Argonne National Laboratory
Edward Frank—Brilliant Lime Inc.
Richard Fujimoto—Georgia Institute of Technology
Kristen Grauman—University of Texas at Austin
Song Guo—Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mohammad Hajiaghayi—University of Maryland College Park
Mary Hall—University of Utah
Aaron Hertzmann—Adobe Systems Inc.
Alan Hevner—University of South Florida
Markus Hofmann—Bell Labs Research
Zhenjiang Hu—National Institute of Informatics
Weijia Jia—University of Macau
William Kaiser—University of California- Los Angeles
Ramesh Karri—New York University
Sven Koenig—University of Southern California
Yun Li—University of Strathclyde
Mo Li—Nanyang Technological University
Richard Lippmann—MIT-Lincoln Laboratory
Xue Liu—McGill University
Michael Mitzenmacher—Harvard University
Mohamed Mokbel—University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Saeid Nahavandi—Deakin University
Marc A. Najork—Google Inc.
Partha Pande—Washington State University
Panagiotis Papadimitratos—KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Punam Saha—University of Iowa
Vivek Sarkar—Georgia Institute of Technology
Evgenia Smirni—College of William and Mary
Joshua Smith—University of Washington
Alex Snoeren—University of California, San Diego
Gookwon Suh—Cornell University
Peter Varman—William Marsh Rice University
Hongyi Wu—Old Dominion University
Yang Xiang—Swinburne University of Technology
Hui Xiong—Baidu Incorporated
Laurence Tianruo Yang—St. Francis Xavier University
Jieping Ye—University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Lei Zhang—Microsoft Research Asia
Tong Zhang—Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Tong Zhang—Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Yan Zhang—Simula Research Laboratory
Zhongfei Zhang—SUNY Binghamton
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 about the IEEE Fellow Program, visit www.ieee.org/membership/fellows/.
To view past Computer Society Fellow Class lists, visit:
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.
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