Dr. Asad Madni, Chairman of the EE Alumni Advisory Board, Elected to National Academy of Engineering; Receives IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society's Career Excellence Award.
Asad M. Madni ('69, MS'72), Chairman of the EE Alumni Advisory Board, and President of the Engineering Alumni Association has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Dr. Madni is recognized for his "contributions to development and commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace and automotive safety".
Dr. Madni is also the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society's Career Excellence Award "for an extraordinary career of enlightened leadership in and pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of intelligent sensors, systems and instrumentation." This is the society's highest honor and is awarded to recognize a lifetime career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution by an individual in the field of instrumentation and measurement. The award will be presented on May 11, 2011 at the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) to be held in Hangzhou, China.
Dr. Madni served as President, Chief Operating Officer & CTO of BEI Technologies Inc. from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. Prior to joining BEI Technologies, he was with Systron Donner Corporation (a Thorn/EMI Company) for 18 years, where he held senior technical and executive positions, eventually holding the title of Chairman, President and CEO. Dr. Madni has been honored with numerous national and international awards including multiple IEEE awards. UCLA honored him with the 2002 Professional Achievement Medal, 2004 Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award and 2010 Engineering Lifetime Contribution Award. He holds adjunct professor appointment at Ryerson University as well as the title "Distinguished College Professor" at TCI College of Technology. Dr. Madni is an internationally recognized authority with over 35 years of experience in "intelligent" sensors and system design and signal processing. He is credited with over 150 refereed publications in archival journals, conference proceedings and book chapters; over 100 research reports and internal publications; and 67 issued or pending patents resulting in numerous "industry firsts".