Three CSL researchers are named IEEE Fellows
CSL researchers Jennifer Bernhard, Andrew Singer and Nitin Vaidya were named Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows for the class of 2010.
This honor, the highest in the IEEE, is given to IEEE Senior Members with “an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest,” according to the institute’s Web site. This year, 309 IEEE Senior Members worldwide received this title.
The IEEE Board of Directors named Bernhard an IEEE Fellow for her development of multifunctional, reconfigurable and integrated antennas. Bernhard, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.
Her research interests include reconfigurable active and passive antennas, electromagnetics and antennas for wireless communication, wireless sensor systems, multifunction antennas and antenna systems.
Bernhard also was a U.S. Defense Science Study group member, sponsored by DARPA, from 2008-09. In addition, she served as president of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2008, won the Xerox Award for Faculty Research in 2006 and was a Willett Faculty Scholar from 2005-09, among other honors.
Singer was named an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to signal processing techniques for digital communication. He serves as the director of the Technology Entrepreneur Center for the College of Engineering and as a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Singer’s research interests include signal processing; wired, wireless and optical communications; and financial modeling.
He has received many honors for research, including best paper awards from the IEEE and the Xerox Award for Faculty Research. He was also named a Willett Faculty Scholar. For his work in the Technology Entrepreneur Center, he has received the Pride of CASE V Gold Award for Best Student Alumni Programming from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District V for TEC’s Silicon Valley Alumni Workshop.
Vaidya was named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to wireless networking protocols and mobile communications. Vaidya is an Electrical and Computer Engineering professor and previously served as the director of the Illinois Center for Wireless Systems. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
His research interests include wireless networking, mobile computing and distributed algorithms. Among his achievements, he was named a ‘distinguished lecturer’ by the IEEE Communications Society in 2006-07 and was recipient of best paper awards from several conferences. He has also served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and ACM Mobile Computing & Communications Review.
To be considered for IEEE Fellow, the nominee must have contributed significantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology; hold IEEE Senior Member or IEEE Life Senior Member grade at the time of the nomination; and have been a good standing member for at least five years, according to the IEEE Web site. In addition, the total number of fellows selected cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting institute membership.