Achievements: May 2012

The following IEEE members recently were recognized by other organizations and IEEE societies

25 May 2012

Eighteen IEEE members have been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering out of a total 2012 class of 66. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education including, where appropriate, significant contributions to engineering literature.” The new IEEE academicians are:

Fellow Mark Adamiak, Member Robert D. Allen, Fellow James J. Coleman, Life Fellow William P. Delaney, Senior Member James R. Fienup, Fellow Alan H. Gnauck, Member Richard Hogg, Fellow Kai Li, Fellow Henrique S. Malvar, Life Member Robert A.K. Mitchell, Member Philip M. Neches, Fellow Kaushik Rajashekara, Fellow Nambirajan Seshadri, Member David E. Shaw, Fellow Scott J. Shenker, Member Christine A. Shoemaker, Life Fellow Robert E. Skelton, and Member Roger H. Stolen.


Member Roy Ball was named vice president of R&D for the U.S./Mexico division of Mersen, in Boonton, N.J., a company that develops graphite for electronics protection.

Ball was previously an engineering manager at ABB, a robotics and automation technology manufacturer with headquarters in Zurich. He was responsible for the development of protective relay products and auxiliary devices.


Senior Member Cheryl B. Schrader was appointed chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla.

Previously, Schrader was associate vice president for strategic research initiatives in the division of research and economic development at Boise State University, in Idaho.

She is on the board of directors of the Discovery Center of Idaho, a hands-on science museum in Boise, and a member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the accrediting body in the United States for academic programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.

Schrader was 2003 president of the IEEE Control Systems Society. She is also a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology and IEEE Industrial Electronics societies.


The IEEE Communications Society honored four of its members with Career and Service Awards.

IEEE Life Fellow Lawrence Bernstein received the society’s Industrial Innovation Award for his “innovations in software engineering and project management in support of supplying telephone service to the public.” He is a professor of software engineering at both the New Jersey Institute of Technology, in Newark, and Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N.J.

The Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings and Conferences went to the society’s 2012–2013 president, IEEE Fellow Vijay Bhargava. He was cited for his contributions to society journals, including fostering new publications and improving the publication process. Bhargava is a researcher and professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver.

Fellow Stefano Galli received the Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award for “strengthening the Communications Society’s strategic position in power-line communications and smart-grid communications.” He is director of technology and strategy at Assia, a company in Redwood City, Calif., that develops DSL systems.

Senior Member Sasi Pilacheri Meethal received the IEEE Communications Society Award for Public Service in the Field of Telecommunications. Meethal was cited for “sustained contributions to low-cost communications solutions for the masses and humanitarian needs.” He is associate director of the Center for Development of Advanced Computing, an R&D organization in the government of India’s Department of Information Technology, in Maharashtra.

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