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National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members


The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 68 new members and 9 foreign associates. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,267 and the number of foreign associates to 196.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

Some of the new members specializing in the area of computer engineering include:

  • ANDREI Z. BRODER, fellow and vice president, search and computational advertising, Yahoo! Research, Sunnyvale, CA. For contributions to the science and engineering of the World Wide Web.
  • ARTHUR GELB, president, Four Sigma Corp.; and co-founder, retired chairman, and chief executive officer, TASC (The Analytic Sciences Corp.), Belmont, Mass. For leadership in applying Kalman filtering techniques to the solution of critical national aerospace problems.
  • WILLIAM D. GROPP, Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For contributions to numerical software in the area of linear algebra and high-performance parallel and distributed computation.
  • LAURA M. HAAS, IBM Distinguished Engineer and director of computer science, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif. For innovations in the design and implementation of systems for information integration.
  • MICHAEL I. JORDAN, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, department of electrical engineering and computer science and department of statistics, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the foundations and applications of machine learning.
  • BREWSTER KAHLE, digital librarian, director, and co-founder, Internet Archive, San Francisco. For archiving and making available all forms of digital information.
  • ROBERT A. LINDEMAN, retired vice president and chief engineer for intelligence systems, Northrop Grumman Corp., Castle Rock, Colo. For contributions to U.S. signals intelligence processing, algorithms and architecture, and implementation of innovative near real-time systems operations.
  • TOM M. MITCHELL, E. Fredkin University Professor and chair, machine learning department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. For pioneering contributions and leadership in the methods and applications of machine learning.
  • ALI MOSLEH, professor of mechanical engineering, department of mechanical engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. For contributions to the development of Bayesian methods and computational tools in probabilistic risk assessment and reliability engineering.
  • THOMAS W. PARKS, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. For contributions to digital filter design, fast computation of Fourier transforms, and education.
  • LARRY L. PETERSON, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, department of computer science, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. For contributions to the design, implementation, and deployment of networked software systems.
  • BEN SHNEIDERMAN, professor of computer science, department of computer science, University of Maryland, College Park. For research, software development, and scholarly texts concerning human-computer interaction and information visualization.
  • MARK N. WEGMAN, IBM Fellow and head of computer science, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, N.Y. For contributions to computer algorithms and complier optimization that have influenced many areas of computer science theory and practice.
  • ALAN S. WILLSKY, Edwin S. Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and co-director, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. For contributions to model-based signal processing and statistical inference.

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