December 12, 2006
Carnegie Mellon University faculty members Tsuhan Chen, John Lafferty, and Chuck Thorpe have been elected 2007 Fellows of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Institute represents engineers, scientists and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines. The IEEE has more than 360,000 members in 150 countries around the world. Being named a Fellow is one of the organization's most prestigious honors.
Chen, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, head of Carnegie Mellon's Advanced Multimedia Processing (AMP) Laboratory, and co-director of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon, is being honored for his contributions in the area of multidisciplinary multimedia signal processing. Lafferty, a professor of computer science and machine learning, has been cited for his contributions to statistical pattern recognition and statistical language processing, while Thorpe, a member of the Robotics Institute faculty and dean of the university's Qatar campus, is being recognized for his leadership in the research and development of vision-based autonomous outdoor vehicles.
Source: Anne Watzman, Carnegie Mellon Computer Science News.