Society Recognitions: August 2008

These IEEE members recently were recognized for their work by IEEE societies

8 August 2008

IEEE Fellow Zoltan Cendes received the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award for contributions to the “widespread use of user-friendly software tools for electromagnetic analysis and design.”

Centes is founder and chief technology officer of Ansoft Corp., in Pittsburgh, which develops electronic design automation software. He is also an adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, also in Pittsburgh.

He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1968 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering in 1970 and 1973 from McGill University, Montreal.


Member Kim Roberts received IEEE Canada’s Outstanding Engineer Award for “continuous outstanding contributions” to the field of optical communications.

He is a research and development officer at Nortel Networks Corp., a telecommunications equipment maker in Ottawa. During his 23-year career there, he has made significant contributions to optical communications, including the development of Nortel’s multi-wavelength optical repeater system—the industry’s first bidirectional optical amplifier capable of supporting eight wavelengths on a single fiber. Last year he was named a Nortel Fellow.

Roberts earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering in 1982 and 1984 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.


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