Director Nahrstedt, Professor Alleyne among eight 2019 AAAS Fellows from Illinois
CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt and Professor Andrew Alleyne were among the eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Illinois professors elected to 2019 class of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition to Nahrstedt and Alleyne, Plant biology professor and researcher Elizabeth “Lisa” Ainsworth; materials science and engineering professor David Cahill; chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother; evolution, ecology and behavior professor Andrew Suarez; and computer science professors Sheldon Jacobson and Tao Xie are among the 443 people to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.
Nahrstedt, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Computer Science and director of CSL, she is an expert in multimedia systems and networks. Her expertise in dynamic soft-real-time CPU scheduling and energy-efficient operating systems for mobile multimedia devices is widely recognized in academia and industry. She is a member of the Academy of Sciences in Germany and belongs to the Excellence Commission appointed by the Joint Science Conference of the German Federal Government. Nahrstedt received the 2019 Drucker Award from the Grainger College of Engineering and also is affiliated with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the U. of I. and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
Alleyne is a Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Engineering in mechanical sciences and engineering and is recognized for his contributions to the theory and practice of automatic control. His expertise spans precision motion control for advanced manufacturing as well as control of transient thermal systems. He is currently tackling the thermal and electrical challenges surrounding electrified mobility through the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Power Optimization for Electro Thermal Systems. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He serves on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the National Academies Board on Army Research and Development.
For the Illinois News Bureau's full story on all the new AAAS Fellows, click here. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are chosen by their peers for outstanding contribution to the field. The new Fellows will be honored at the 2020 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.