Twenty-one IEEE members are among 68 engineers elected this year to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, education, and literature. The new NAE members are:
Fellow Andrei Z. Broder of Yahoo Research, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Life Fellow Arthur Gelb of Four Sigma Corp., Lexington, Mass.; Senior Member Maryellen Giger of the Imaging Research Institute, University of Chicago Medical Center; Fellow William D. Gropp of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;
Member Laura M. Haas of IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif.; Fellow Michael I. Jordan of the University of California, Berkeley; Senior Member Thomas F. Kuech of the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Fellow Einar V. Larsen of GE Energy, Schenectady, N.Y.; Member Sang Y. Lee of KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea;
Fellow David A.B. Miller of Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University; Member Ali Mosleh of the University of Maryland, College Park; Honorary Member N.R. Narayana Murthy of Infosys Technologies, Bangalore, India; Life Member William New Jr. of the Novent Group, Palo Alto, Calif.; Fellow Paul D. Nielsen of the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh;
Fellow Gregory H. Olsen of GHO Ventures, Princeton, N.J.; Life Fellow Thomas W. Parks of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Fellow Larry L. Peterson of Princeton University; Fellow Mark R. Pinto of Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.; Senior Member Ben Shneiderman of the University of Maryland, College Park; Fellow Mark N. Wegman of IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, N.Y.; and Fellow Alan S. Willsky of MIT.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards recognize the critical role played by science and technology in the moviemaking process. Of the 45 recipients of this year’s awards, five are IEEE members: Michael Cieslinski of the ARRI Group, Munich; Paul Debevec of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Steve Sullivan and Colin Davidson of Industrial Light & Magic, San Francisco; and Mark Wolforth of FilmLight, London.
Senior Member Kuman N. Sivarajan was honored with the 2010 Techno Visionary Award from the India Semiconductor Association. The award recognizes an engineer whose work has had a noteworthy impact on technology in India and the world.
Sivarajan is founder and chief technology officer of Tejas Networks, in Bangalore, India, a developer of communications equipment. Under Sivarajan’s leadership, it was one of the first companies in the world to develop and deploy carrier Ethernet over synchronous optical and synchronous digital hierarchy networks. This technology allows telecom carriers to integrate voice, data, and intelligent network management on a single network.
Sivarajan is a member of the IEEE Communications and Information Theory societies.
The IBM Shared University Research Award went to Johannes Gutenberg University, in Mainz, Germany, in support of research to improve solar cells being carried out by IEEE Member Claudia Felser. The university will receive computer systems valued at about US $450 000 to help Felser continue her research. She plans to use the systems for modeling of new materials for solar cells to increase the efficiency of photovoltaics while reducing the inclusion of harmful substances.
Felser, a member of the IEEE Magnetics Society, is a professor in the university’s Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry and director of the university’s Graduate School of Excellence.