The IEEE Board of Directors has elected professors Irfan Essa and Magnus Egerstedt (both Interactive Computing) as Fellows in its Class of 2012.
Essa is a professor whose research focus is in computer vision, computer graphics, computational perception, robotics and computer animation. In his Fellow citation, Essa was lauded for “contributions to computer vision and graphics.”
“I feel honored to be selected to be part of a group of my peers that I respect and who have made amazing contributions to their fields,” Essa said. “I am glad that my contributions to computer vision and graphics are considered worthy for this honor, and I intend to continue working on my multi-disciplinary research.”
Egerstedt, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Interactive Computing with a primary appointment in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, works in optimal control, as well as modeling and analysis of hybrid and discrete event systems, with emphasis on motion planning and control of (teams of) mobile robots. His IEEE citation acknowledged “contributions to hybrid and networked control, with applications in robotics.”
Both professors are affiliated with the Robotics & Intelligent Machines (RIM) Center.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon those members with extraordinary records of accomplishment in any IEEE field of interest. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. For a full list of the Fellow Class of 2012, visit the IEEE website.