We learned late last month that the IEEE Board of Directors elevated Professors David Albonesi and Stephen Wicker to IEEE Fellows. David Albonesi was recognized for his contributions to power-efficient and adaptive computer architecture and Stephen Wicker for his contributions to wireless information systems.
Professor Albonesi works in the area of computer architecture, with an emphasis on adaptive and reconfigurable multi-core and processor architectures, power- and reliability-aware computing, and high performance interconnect architectures using silicon nanophotonics.
Professor Wicker works in the area of information networks, with an emphasis on the application of game theory, mechanism design, and technologies that enhance privacy and expression rights for those using large-scale information systems.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
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