10/27/2014 – Professor Asad Madni is Honored Around the World
Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni, for his outstanding contributions and service to science, engineering and technology, has been honored, once again, by multiple academic and professional institutions around the world.
He was recently selected for honorary professorship by the General Assembly of the School of Production Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Crete, Greece for his outstanding contributions to the engineering science and practice.
He was a co-honoree at the 2014 World Automation Congress (WAC) which was dedicated to him for his extraordinary career of visionary leadership in and pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of intelligent sensors, systems and instrumentation.” He was also the inaugural recipient of the 2014 WAC Medal of Honor.
He was the keynote speaker at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics and was awarded a visiting professorship at the Institute of Microengineering and Nanotechnology at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, named him as the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award. A $2000 scholarship was awarded in his name to a deserving student member of Tau Beta Pi.
With a vast list of honors and commendations that he has received throughout his professional career, Professor Madni is still very committed to the electrical engineering department at UCLA and to its alumni advisory board of which he is the founding chair and board member.
6/11/2014 – Distinguished Adjunct Prof. Asad Madni has been Conferred Honorary Professorship at Technical University of Crete
The Technical University of Crete in Chania, Greece has conferred upon Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni its first Honorary Professorship in recognition of his outstanding contributions to engineering science and practice. Prof. Madnis research and expertise span the areas of intelligent sensors and systems, RF and microwave instrumentation, wireless sensor networks, and signal processing with applications in the automotive industry, space exploration and defense.
Prof. Madni will be advising TUC through collaborative programs, lectures and consultation essential for the advancement of their engineering program. Recently, in 2012, Prof. Madni received an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Crete in recognition for his outstanding achievements in science and engineering.
1/2/2014 – Distinguished Professor Asad M. Madni Awarded the Inaugural Electrical Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Electrical Engineering Department awarded the inaugural Electrical Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award to Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M. Madni “For his visionary leadership and pioneering contributions to the electrical sciences and engineering that have brought great honor to the department and to the school. The award was presented on December 11, 2013 at the EE Annual Research Review (ARR) where he also delivered the inaugural Distinguished Alumnus Lecture entitled, Convergence of Emerging Technologies to Address the Challenges of the 21st Century.”
11/8/2013 – Distinguished Professor Asad M. Madni has been Inducted as an Honorary Member of the Interdisciplinary Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Upon nomination by the chapter at the University of Southern California (USC), the executive board of the USC PKP, per the guidelines of the society, has elected Distinguished Professor Asad M. Madni as an honorary member of the interdisciplinary honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Standards for election are extremely high and honorary membership is granted only to faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved outstanding and extraordinary scholarly distinction.
The formal induction ceremony was held on October 25, 2013 at the Doheny Library on the USC campus.
2/22/2013 – Distinguished Professor Asad Madni awarded a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree, honoris causa, from California State University and California State University, Northridge.
The Board of Trustees of the California State University (CSU) upon the recommendation of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) has selected Distinguished Professor Asad Madni to receive a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree, honoris causa. The degree which will be jointly awarded by CSU and CSUN is in recognition of his pioneering research work and achievements in science, engineering and technology, particularly in the aerospace, military, automotive, commercial, and industrial fields, and his distinguished record of leadership and service at the university and in the community.
The degree will be formally conferred during the commencement ceremony of the College of Engineering and Computer Science on May 22, 2013 at the Manzanita Hall Lawn in CSUN. Following the commencement, Dr. Madni will be surrounded by family and friends at a special reception hosted by the University in his honor.
In the prior year he received a Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) degree, honoris causa, from the Technical University of Crete, and the 2012 IEEE AESS Pioneer Award. Early this year he was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
1/4/2013 – Distinguished Professor Asad Madni is Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Distinguished Professor Asad Madni has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) “For seminal contributions and distinguished leadership in the development and commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace, transportation and commercial aviation”.
AIAA is the world.s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. AIAA Fellows are persons of distinction who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. New fellows will be honored with a certificate and pin at the AIAA Fellows Dinner on 7th of May 2013.
During his career, Dr. Madni led the development and commercialization of intelligent micro-sensors, systems and instrumentation for aerospace, commercial aviation, and transportation including the Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System for Hubble Space Telescope.s Star Selector System and the revolutionary Quartz MEMS GyroChip technology which is used worldwide for Electronic Stability Control and Rollover Protection in passenger vehicles.
7/31/2012 – Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni receives the 2012 IEEE AESS Pioneer Award
Professor Asad M. Madni has been selected to receive the 2012 prestigious IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society’s (AESS) Pioneer Award for his pioneering contributions and accomplishments that have stood the test of time. His award citation reads “for seminal and pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of aerospace and electronic systems”. The Pioneer Award has been given annually since 1949 to an individual or team for “contributions significant to bringing into being systems that are still in existence today”. These systems fall within the specific areas of interest to the society, that is, electronic or aerospace systems. The contributions for which the award is bestowed are to have been made at least twenty (20) years prior to the year of the award, to ensure proper historical perspective.
The award will be presented to Professor Madni, depending on his availability, at either the AUTOTESTCON Conference to be held at the Anaheim Disneyland Resort and Conference Center, September 10-13, 2012; or at the Digital Avionics and Systems Conference (DASC) to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, October 14 -19, 2012.
7/18/2012 – University of Crete to Honor Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni with a Honorary Doctorate Degree
Dr. Asad Madni was unanimously selected to receive the University’s Doctorate Degree Honoris Causa from the Department of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete. This award is “in recognition for his Outstanding Achievements in the Engineering Profession”. The awards ceremony will be held in September in Chania, Greece in time for the International Environmental Conference.
The Technical University of Crete was established in 1977 and started admitting students in 1984. It was then considered the first of its kind in Greece. Today, TUC is considered one of the most prominent research institutions in Greece with its extensive infrastructure, modern facilities and brilliant scholars.
Professor Asad Madni’s numerous honors include membership of the US National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IET (UK) Achievement Medal, TCI College of Technology Marconi Medal, UCLA Professional Achievement Medal, UCLA HSSEAS Alumnus of the Year Award, and UCLA HSSEAS Lifetime Contribution Award. Prior to joining UCLA, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and CTO of BEI Technolgies where he led the development and commercialization of intelligent micro-sensors and systems for aerospace, commercial and transportation industries, including the Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System for Hubble Space Telescope’s Star Selector System and the revolutionary Quartz MEMS GyroChip technology which is used worldwide for Electronic Stability Control and Rollover Protection in passenger vehicles, and for inertial measurement and guidance for aerospace applications.
Prior to joining BEI, he was with Systron Donner Corporation for 18 years in senior technical & executive positions, eventually as Chairman, President & CEO. Here he made seminal and pioneering contributions in the development of RF & Microwave Systems & Instrumentation.
11/4/2011 – Robert A. Green receives the Engineering Alumni Association Service Award
Robert A. Green (’72, JD ’75) received the 2011 Engineering Alumni Association Service Award which recognizes alumni and friends who have enriched the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science with their contributions in time and talent. The award was presented at the Engineering Awards Dinner on Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
2/10/2011 – 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”.
2/20/2009 – Dr. Asad Madni receives an Honorary Doctorate
Dr. Asad M. Madni (BS’69, MS’72), Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Ryerson University on Friday, June 12th 2009. The degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa is the highest award bestowed by Ryerson University. Dr. Madni will also be the Commencement Speaker for the Spring 2009 Convocation for CSUNs College of Engineering and Computer Science.
12/8/2008 – Dr. Asad Madni receives two IEEE Region 6 Awards
Dr. Asad M. Madni (BS’69, MS’72), Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board, was the recipient of two IEEE 2008 Region 6 Southern Area Awards: the Outstanding Leadership and Professional Service
Award for his “outstanding service to the electrical engineering profession by being a remarkable role model as an IEEE Fellow successfully leading companies and inspiring students in his corporate and academic endeavors.” and the Outstanding Engineer Award for his “pioneering contributions to and visionary leadership in the development and commercialization of intelligent sensors and systems for aerospace, automotive and industrial applications.” He was also elected an Eminent Engineer of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society.
11/8/2008 – Hairapetian Receives the 2008 Alumnus of the Year Award
Armand Hairapetian (BS 87, MS 88, PhD 93) receives the 2008 Alumnus of the Year Award from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.
11/8/2008 – Kim Receives the 2008Alumni Professional Achievement Award
Kinam Kim (PhD 94, now with Samsung Electronics) receives the 2008 Alumni Professional Achievement Award from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.
8/10/2008 – B. G. Lee elected President-Elect of the IEEE Communications Society
Alumnus Byeong Gi Lee, currently Professor at Seoul National University, is elected as the 2009 President-Elect of the IEEE Communications Society.
2/9/2008 – J. Lee Receives Two Paper Awards
Dr. Jri Lee, an Associate Professor at National Taiwan University has been awarded both the Beatrice Winner Editorial Excellence Award and the Taku Sugano Award for the Outstanding Far-East Paper for his work “A 75-GHz PLL in 90-nm CMOS Technology.” This is the first time in the 50-year history of the International Solid State Circuits Conference that one paper has received both awards.
11/30/2007 – Dr. Asad Madni receives the Marconi Medal from TCI College of Technology
Dr. Asad M. Madni (BS’69, MS’72) was awarded the Marconi Medal from TCI College of Technology. This is the highest honor granted by the college and is “presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching, research, professional accomplishment or service to mankind”. He was also appointed the first “Distinguished College Professor” in the 98 years history of the college.
7/8/2007 – Linda Katehi appointed to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science
Linda Katehi ((MS 81, PhD 84), now Provost at UIUC, has been named by President Bush to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. The committee, which comprises 12 scientists and engineers appointed by the President, evaluates nominees for the National Medal of Science.
11/5/2006 – Dr. Katehi receives 2006 Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award
Alumnus Dr. L. Katehi (MS 81, PhD 84), Provost at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, received the 2006 UCLA School of Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award.
11/5/2006 – Dr. Jim Plummer receives 2006 Engineering Alumni Achievement in Academia Award
Alumnus Dr. J. Plummer (BS 66), Dean of Engineering at Stanford University, receives the 2006 UCLA School of Engineering Alumni Achievement in Academia Award.
11/5/2006 – A. Garabedian receives 2006 Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Award
Alumnus A. Garabedian (BS 99), now with Northrop Grumman, receives the 2006 UCLA School of Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Award.
7/26/2004 – BEI Technologies President Asad Madni receives Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award
Dr. Asad M. Madni, President & Chief Operating Officer of BEI Technologies Inc., was the recepient of the 2004 Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from the San Fernando Valley Engineers’ Council for ” seminal and pioneering contributions to science and technology” . In 2003 he received the George Washington Engineer Of The Year Award from the Los Angeles Council Of Engineers and Scientists.
Dr. Madni received his BS (1969) and MS (1972) degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and is currently serving as Chairman of the EE Alumni Advisory Board, Member of the MAE Industrial Advisory Board, Member of the UCLA WINMEC Advisory Board, Member of the UCLA RFID Advisory Board, and Member of the UCLA EAA Governing Board.
5/6/2004 – Broadcom co-Founder Henry Samueli elected Fellow of AAAS
Dr. Henry Samueli has been elected as a 2004 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Election to the Academy, which honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to their fields and disciplines, has always been one of the highest honors in the United States. Dr. Samueli is the co-Founder of Broadcom Corp. and is a faculty in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering all from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1975, 1976, and 1980, respectively.
4/28/2004 – Northrop Grumman CEO Ronald Sugar receives Jacoby Award
The Dashew International Center for Students and Scholars honored Dr. Ronald Sugar on April 28th, 2004, at its annual Neil Jacoby Awards Dinner. Sugar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation,
graduated summa cum laude in electrical engineering from UCLA, where he also received a masters degree and a doctorate in the same field: he received his BS in 1968, his MS in 1969 and his Ph.D. in 1971. The Jacoby Award, named after the late Neil Jacoby, the former Dean of the School of Management, honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to humanity and a commitment to enhancing international understanding. The Jacoby Dinner was held at the St. Regis Hotel in Century City.
Dr. Sugar is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, one of the worlds largest aerospace and defense companies with 120,000 employees in all 50 states and 25 countries. He joined the company following its 2001 acquisition of Litton Industries Inc. where Dr. Sugar served as president, chief operating officer and as a member of its board of directors. Prior to joining Litton he was president and chief operating officer of TRW Aerospace and Information Systems. TRW Inc was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2002. In 1996, he was honored by UCLA as Engineering Alumnus of the Year. He is married to Valerie Sugar (UCLA 71) and they have two grown children, Daniel and Ellen. Dr. Sugar was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and is currently a governor of the Aerospace Industries Association, trustee of the Association of the United States Armt, and a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He earlier was appointed by the president of the United States to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
2/14/2003 – Broadcom co-Founder Henry Samueli elected to NAE
Dr. Henry Samueli has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made “important contributions to engineering theory and practice, including significant contributions to the literature of engineering theory and practice,” and those who have demonstrated accomplishment in “the pioneering of new fields of engineering, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.” Dr. Samueli’s membership in the NAE is in recognition of his “pioneering contributions to academic research and technology entrepreneurship in the broadband communications sytems-on-a-chip industry”. Dr. Samueli is the co-Founder of Broadcom Corp. and is a faculty in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering all from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1975, 1976, and 1980, respectively.