C. K. Birdsall, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, has been honored by two engineering journals for his work in plasma physics.
The July/August issue of Computers in Physics selected Birdsall's book, "Plasma Physics Via Computer Simulation," as one of 27 books "that belong on the shelves of every reader" of the journal.
The 30th anniversary issue of Journal of Computational Physics cited one of Birdsall's papers as among the most influential articles it had published.
Pamela Samuelson, professor and codirector of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, has been named to Upside magazine's "Elite 100," a list of this year's 100 most prominent leaders of the digital revolution.
Samuelson will appear on the front cover of the magazine's December issue, along with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and other digital age luminaries.
In December Samuelson will also be on the cover of California Lawyer, as one of its lawyers of the year.
John R. Whinnery, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences, has been awarded the 1997 Okawa Prize by the Tokyo-based Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications.
A member of the electrical engineering faculty since 1946, Whin-nery is an expert in communications, electromagnetic waves, lasers and optoelectronic devices.
The Okawa Prize is given annually to individuals who have made seminal contributions to information and telecommunication technologies. The prize includes a certificate, a gold medal and an award of $100,000.
Whinnery, a Berkeley alumnus, has been awarded the National Medal of Science and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.