IEEE Fellow P.R. Kumar received the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras. The annual award recognizes academic excellence.
Kumar, who received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT, is a professor of computer engineering at Texas A&M University, in College Station. His research focuses on semiconductor manufacturing and wireless networking.
Georgia Tech named IEEE Fellow Steven McLaughlin chairman of its School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
McLaughlin was a professor of electrical and computer engineering and vice provost of the school’s Office of International Initiatives, which works on partnerships, grants, and events for international students, as well as study-abroad programs.
He is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
IEEE Fellow Geoffrey Orsak was selected president of Tulsa University, in Oklahoma.
Previously he was dean of the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas. There he launched a number of initiatives including the Infinity Project—a science, technology, engineering, and math education program for middle and high school students.