Five faculty members in the UW College of Engineering have been elected as 2011 fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Karl Böhringer, the John M. Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, was named for his contributions to small-scale electrical and mechanical systems, robotic manipulation, and self-assembly.
Gaetano Borriello, the Jerre D. Noe Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, was named for work on embedded computing devices and systems, for example devices that incorporate sensors and location information.
Paul Kinahan, Professor of Radiology and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering, was named for his contributions to medical imaging.
James Ritcey, Professor of Electrical Engineering, was named for his research in processing wireless, radar and sonar signals.
Steve Seitz, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, was named for his contributions to three-dimensional computer vision.
The IEEE Board of Directors confers the grade of fellow on a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the professional organizations 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.
The four new UW fellows are among 321 who will be made official on Jan. 1, 2011.