Four USC Viterbi Faculty Members Selected As IEEE Fellows

Ben Paul and Greta Harrison | January 8, 2019

USC Viterbi Faculty members from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering join the 2019 class of IEEE fellows.

2019 IEEE Fellows Hossein Hashemi, Mihailo Jovanovic, Michael Zyda and Qifa Zhou

IEEE, the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity, has announced its 2019 class of Fellows. 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 milestone.

This year, four USC Viterbi Faculty members join the prestigious ranks, comprising two faculty members from Electrical Engineering (EE), one from Computer Science (CS) and one from Biomedical Engineering (BME).

Hossein Hashemi, professor of Electrical Engineering (Electrophysics) was honored for his development of radio-frequency and optical phased-array integrated circuits. Mihailo Jovanovic, professor of Electrical Engineering (Systems) was recognized for his contributions to modeling, optimization, and control of large-scale distributed systems. The two EE professors were joined by their USC Viterbi colleague Michael Zyda, professor of Computer Science, for his contributions to game design and networking.

Also honored as a 2019 IEEE Fellow was Qifa Zhou, Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology. Zhou was recognized for his contributions to medical ultrasound transducers and multimodal imaging.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. A complete list of the entire 2019 class of Fellows can be seen here.

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