Alumni News – 2015

Alumni News

11/12/2015 – Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M. Madni awarded the J. J. Thomson Medal from the Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), United Kingdom, has awarded Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M. Madni its 2015 J.J. Thomson (prestige) Medal. The medal was inaugurated in 1976 and is awarded to an individual who has made major and distinguished contributions in electronics. Professor Madni “has been honoured for his distinguished career, spanning four decades, which has produced seminal contributions to the development and commercialisation of intelligent sensors, systems, instrumentation and signal processing”. The official conferring of the medal will take place on November 18, 2015 in London England during the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony.

10/23/2015 – Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M. Madni awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Upon nomination by the Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN), the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), the National University of Malaysia, has awarded Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M. Madni an Honorary Doctorate Degree (honoris causa). The official conferring of the degree will take place during the convocation ceremonies on November 2, 2015 at the UKM campus in Bangi, Selangor. Professor Madni will deliver an acceptance/commencement speech and a series of lectures to faculty, staff and students at IMEN, UKM and MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia’s national R&D center in Information and Communications Technologies under purview of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

9/28/2015 – Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni invited to Distinguished Speaker Series

Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni was invited on September 15, 2015 by the University of Miami, College of Engineering, under its “Distinguished Speaker Series” to deliver a lecture to faculty, staff and students on “Emerging Technologies and Grand Challenges.”

9/16/2015 – InnoSys wins the 2015 Utah Innovation Award for CLEAN TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY – May 2015
Highly Effective Controlled Solid-State Lighting Drivers by Innosys, Inc

InnoSys combines high-efficiency LED lighting with sensor-rich energy management for monitoring, control and analytics with its iLumens lightingncontrol and management system that reduces energy consumption by up to 90% while giving users full control over the system’s use, control and interactions and even how it expresses light.

EE alumna, Jennifer Ruey-Jen Hwu, (MS ’86, PhD ’91) is the CEO of Innosys, Inc.

8/30/2015 – IEEE Award
UCLA Student Branch wins Outstanding Student Branch for academic year 2014-2015 out of all eligible IEEE student branches in the 10 western United States. Congratulations!
7/7/2015 – Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni to be inducted as Eminent Member of IEEE HKN

The Board of Governors of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) have selected Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M. Madni to be inducted as an Eminent Member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu. The designation of Eminent Member is the organization’s highest membership category and is conferred upon those select few whose outstanding technical attainments and contributions through leadership in the fields of electrical and computer engineering have resulted in significant benefits to humankind. This recognition was initiated in 1950 with the induction of Vannevar Bush, Vladimir Zworykin, and Royal Sorenson. Since 1950, only 134 individuals have been selected to receive this prestigious honor (Professor Madni will be the 135th recipient) including, Thomas Alva Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Walter House Brattain, Robert Noyce, David Packard, Frederick E. Terman, Harry Nyquist, John Bardeen, Simon Ramo, John R. Pierce, Jack Kilby, Gordon E. Moore, and four Nobel Laureates. The award will be presented at the 2015 IEEE EAB Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 20, 2015 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

2/25/2015 – Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M Madni was the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation Robotics and Applications.

Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M Madni was the Keynote Speaker on the topic of Emerging Technologies at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation Robotics And Applications (ICARA), sponsored by the University of Massey and IEEE. The conference was held in Queenstown, New Zealand from February 17 through February 19th.

2/1/2015 – Dan Goebel, Ph.D. elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Dan Goebel, Ph.D., senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and an adjunct professor at UCLA Engineering and USC was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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