2020 IEEE RAS Fellow Class Announced

Congratulations to the following IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) members who were elevated to Fellow grade, effective 1 January 2020! Nominees for IEEE Fellow must hold the grade of Senior Member or Life Senior Member to qualify for elevation to Fellow status.

2020 RAS Fellows Evaluated by RAS

Aude Billard - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne
“for contributions to robot task learning and programming by human demonstration”
Satyandra Gupta - University of Southern California
“for contributions to the development of decision making tools for manufacturing automation”
Tarek Hamel - University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
“for contributions to the field of aerial robotics”
Auke Ijspeert - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne
“for contributions to biorobotics for locomotion”
Claudio Melchiorri - University of Bologna
“for design and control of robot hands and telemanipulation systems”
Marcia O'Malley - Rice University
“for contributions to rehabilitation robotics and haptic systems”
Nabil Simaan - Vanderbilt University
“for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery”
Atsuo Takanishi - Waseda University
“for contribution to the development of humanoid robots”

2020 RAS Fellows Evaluated by Other IEEE Societies

Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Sven Koenig - University of Southern California
“for contributions to search algorithms and multi-agent”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society:
Hussein Abbass - University of New South Wales
“for contributions to evolutionary learning and optimization”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society:
F Karray - University of Waterloo
“for contributions to intelligent systems”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society:
Yong Song - New York University Abu Dhabi 
“for contributions to neural adaptive and fault-tolerant control techniques”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society:
Dongbin Zhao - Chinese Academy of Sciences 
“for contributions to adaptive dynamic programming and reinforcement learning”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Andrea Garulli - University of Siena 
“for contributions to set membership identification and robust analysis of uncertain systems”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Christoforos Hadjicostis - University of Cyprus
“for contributions to distributed and discrete event systems”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Sandra Hirche - Technical University of Munich
“for contributions to human-machine interaction and networked control”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Yasamin Mostofi - University of California, Santa Barbara
“for contributions to control and communications co-optimization in mobile sensor networks”
Evaluated by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society:
Saeid Nahavandi - Deakin University
“for contributions to haptically-enabled robotic systems”
Evaluated by the IEEE Sensors Council:
Ravinder Dahiya - University of Glasgow
“for contributions to tactile sensing”

 

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IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members. The honor is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

If you know of an IEEE colleague who is a Senior Member or Life Senior Member in good standing, has completed five years of service in any grade of IEEE Membership and who has made an outstanding contribution to the electronic or electrical engineering profession, you can nominate this person in one of four categories:

  • Application Engineer/Practitioner
  • Educator
  • Research Engineer/Scientist
  • Technical Leader

Additional information about the IEEE Fellow program, and a list of RAS Fellows is available HERE.

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