Ganger, Schlesinger Named IEEE Fellows


November 29, 2010

ECE Professor Greg Ganger and Department Head Ed Schlesinger have been named IEEE fellows, 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.

Ganger, the Stephen J. Jatras Professor of ECE and computer science and director of the university's Parallel Data Lab, was honored "for contributions to metadata integrity in file systems." Ganger has a broad range of research interests in computer systems, including operating systems, storage/file systems, security, networking and distributed systems. He is particularly interested in developing new ways to structure computer systems to address technology changes and enable new applications. As director of the Parallel Data Lab, Ganger leads projects in areas like storage system architecture, storage security, file systems, disk characterization and server implementation. He recently earned an HP Innovation Award - the third of his career - that will enable him to work with HP Labs on a research initiative focused on cloud computing, a topic on which he recently testified in Washington, D.C.

David Edward Schramm Professor of Engineering Ed Schlesinger was cited by IEEE for "contributions to electro-optic devices and heat-assisted magnetic recording." Since joining Carnegie Mellon in 1985, Schlesinger's research interests have included broad areas of technology in semiconductor and electro-optic materials, information storage and nanotechnology. He was founding co-director of the GM Collaborative Research Lab at CMU, served as associate department head from 1996 to 2004, head of the university's Data Storage Systems Center from 2004 to 2005, and took the helm as department head in 2005. In addition to overseeing tremendous growth in the department as an administrator, his excellence as an educator earned him the College of Engineering's Benjamin Richard Teare Award in 2001. His other honors include the Carnegie Science Center Scientist Award in 1998 and two R&D 100 awards for his work on nuclear detectors and electro-optic device technology. He holds 11 patents, has published more than 200 articles in research and academic journals, and is the current president of the ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA), the association of ECE department heads in the U.S. and Canada.

For more on the IEEE fellows program, visit To view the university's official press release about the announcement, click here.

ECE Professor Greg Ganger (top) and Department Head Ed Schlesinger (bottom) were named IEEE fellows.

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