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National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members

February 8th, 2018 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 83 new members and 16 foreign members. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,293 and the number of foreign members to 262. Many of the newly elected members work in fields related to computer science.

Here are a few of them:

  • Oussama Khatibdirector of the Stanford Robotics Lab, and professor, department of computer science, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. For contributions to the understanding, analysis, control, and design of robotic systems operating in complex, unstructured, and dynamic environments.
  • Jayadev Misra, Schlumberger Centennial Chair Emeritus in Computer Science and University Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, University of Texas, Austin. For contributions to the theory and practice of software verification of concurrent systems.
  • Nils J. Nilsson, Kumagai Professor Emeritus of Engineering, department of computer science, Stanford University, Medford, Ore. For foundational contributions to robotics, heuristic search, planning, and machine learning.
  • Carolina Cruz-Neira, director, George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center, and interim chair, department of computer science, University of Arkansas, Little Rock. For contributions to immersive visualization.
  • Judith S. Olson, Donald Bren Professor Emeritus of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine. For leadership, technical innovations, and development of systems that support collaborative work at a distance.

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.

National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members