Senior Member Amir Asif has been appointed dean of the department of electrical engineering and computer science at York University in Toronto.
Asif is a professor of EE and computer science. His research focuses on distributed detection in sensor networks, bioimaging, signal processing, and big data.
He is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Fellow Lisa Su was named president of Advanced Micro Devices, a semiconductor manufacturer, based in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Su, who joined AMD in 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, recently became CEO, responsible for overseeing the company’s business operations, sales, and global groups.
Fellow Chris Toumazou received the European Inventor Award from the European Patent Office. This annual award is presented to inventors who “use their technical, scientific, and intellectual skills to make a real contribution to technological progress and economic growth and to improve people’s daily lives.”
Toumazou was honored for developing the SNP-DR, a portable, low-powered device that uses silicon microchips to identify genetic mutations that determine a person’s predisposition to certain hereditary diseases. Rather than sending DNA specimens to a laboratory, doctors can use the SNP-DR to generate test results on-site.
A professor of circuit design at Imperial College in London and founder and CEO of DNA Electronics, a developer of genetic testing devices in London, Toumazou is a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.