Three academics from the Department of Engineering have been awarded fellowships of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Professors John Robertson, Phil Woodland and Nick Kingsbury received news of their awards this week.
IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Fellowships are awarded internationally to no more than 0.1% of the active IEEE membership each year.
The IEEE commended them as follows:
Professor John Robertson, of the Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science Group, for "contributions to the understanding of high-k gate dielectrics and metal gate electrodes for CMOS technology".
Professor Phil Woodland, of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory, for "contributions to large vocabulary speech recognition".
Professor Nick Kingsbury, of the Signal Processing and Communications Group, for "contributions to wavelet transform theory and filterbank design".
IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The award is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.