Congratulations to the IEEE Fellows Class of 2023


Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Board of Directors selects a group of members for elevation to IEEE Fellow. The IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership in IEEE. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation. It is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The following RAS members have been elevated to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2023.

Aaron M. Dollar - Yale University, New Haven, (CT) USA

for contributions to dexterous grasping and manipulation

Dario Floreano - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

for contributions to bio-inspired drone development and evolutionary robotics

Antonio Franchi - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

for contributions to modelling, design, and control for aerial and distributed robotic systems

Kensuke Harada - Osaka University, Toyonaka, Japan

for contributions to whole-body manipulation for biped humanoid robots

Alois C. Knoll - Institut Fuer Informatik VI, Garching, Germany

for contributions to Human-Robot Interaction and Neurorobotics

Jana Kosecka - George Mason, University Annandale, (VA) USA

for contributions to robust embodied vision systems and semantic modeling in robotics

Torsten Kroeger – Intrinsic, Menlo Park, (CA) USA

for contributions to real-time motion planning

Cecilia Laschi - National University of Singapore

for contributions to soft robotics

Karon Maclean

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, (BC) Canada

for contributions to the design of haptic communication

Arianna Menciassi - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pontedera, Italy

for contributions to the development of robots for minimally invasive surgery

Kazuhiro Nakadai - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

for contributions to robot audition and computational auditory scene analysis

Christian Ott - German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany

for contributions to torque-control theory using passive joint elasticity and the whole-body control of humanoids

Jose A. Santos-Victor - Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

for contributions to biologically inspired cognitive vision and humanoid robotic systems

Birgit Vogel-Heuser - Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Garching, Germany

for contributions to evolvable, adaptable field-level automation architectures for manufacturing systems and logistics

YuMingZhang - University of Kentucky, Lexington, (KY) USA

for contributions to robotized welding manufacturing through machine-vision-based intelligence

Li Zhang - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin Hong

for contributions to micro-/nanorobot swarms and platforms for translational biomedicine

2023 RAS Fellows Evaluated by Other IEEE Societies

Evaluated by the Computational Intelligence Society

Hong Wang - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Farragut, (TN) USA

for contributions to learning control and diagnosis for complex dynamical systems

Evaluated by the Computer Society

Hong Chen - Tongji University, Shanghai, China

for contributions to predictive control and applications in automotive systems

Evaluated by the Computer Society

Dimos Dimarogonas - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

for contributions to distributed and hybrid control of multi-agent systems

Evaluated by the Computer Society

Kingsley Fregene - Grand Prairie, (TX) USA

for contributions to the autonomous control of unmanned vehicles

Evaluated by the Computer Society

Abdelhamid Tayebi - Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada

for contributions to the control of unmanned aerial vehicles and learning-based control for robot manipulators

Evaluated by the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

He Huang - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, (NC) USA

for contributions in control development in rehabilitation robotics

Evaluated by the Industrial Electronics Society

Youmin Zhang - Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

for contributions to fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control systems

Evaluated by the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

Daoyi Dong - Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia

for contributions to quantum systems control and reinforcement learning

Evaluated by the Signal Processing Society

Alfred Bruckstein - Technion International, Haifa, Israel

for contributions to signal representation and swarm robotics

More About IEEE Fellows

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 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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