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posted October 28, 1998

Iris Tommelein
The American Society of Civil Engineers has cited Iris Tommelein for her service as chair of the executive committee of its Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology. Tommelein is acting associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Lotfi Zadeh
Lotfi Zadeh, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences, received his ninth honorary degree, this one from the University of Toronto. The degree recognizes his contributions in developing new set and logic theories and the concept of soft computing.

Carlo Sequin and Lawrence Rowe
Carlo Sequin and Lawrence Rowe, both professors of electrical engineering and computersciences, have been elected Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

John Kubiatowicz
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences John Kubiatowicz received one of two 1997-98 George Sprowls Dissertation Awards from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The prize recognizes outstanding doctoral research in computer science. Kubiatowicz was honored for his dissertation, "Integrated Shared-Memory and Message-Passing Communication in the Alewife Multiprocessor."

Leon Chua
Leon Chua, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, has received the Mac Van Valkenberg Award of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Chua was honored for significant and innovative research contributions to circuits and systems technology, particularly in the area of network chaos.


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