The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,275 and the number of foreign members to 232. Many of the newly elected members work in fields related to computer science.
Here are a few of them:
- Thomas E. Anderson, Warren Francis and Wilma Kolm Bradley Endowed Chair in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. For contributions to the design of resilient and efficient distributed computer systems.
- Dan Boneh, professor of computer science and electrical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the theory and practice of cryptography and computer security.
- Frederick R. Chang, director, Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, Bobby B. Lyle Endowed Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security, and professor, department of computer science and engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. For leadership in cybersecurity research in the intelligence community and advancing the importance of cybersecurity science in academia.
- David S. Johnson, visiting professor of computer science, Columbia University, New York City. For contributions to the theory and practice of optimization and approximation algorithms.
- Arati Prabhakar, director, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va. For national leadership to advance semiconductor and information technologies.
From the NAE press release:
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.”
To see a full list of the newly elected members and foreign members, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishment, please read the NAE press release.