Professors Thomas Antonsen Jr. (electrical and computer engineering, physics and Institute for Research in Engineering an Applied Physics) and Ben Shneiderman (computer science, Institute for Systems Research and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies) have been elected as new fellows of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers.
Antonsen was honored for contributions to the theory of magnetically confined plasmas, laser-plasma interactions and high-power coherent radiation sources. Shneiderman was recognized for contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization.
The title of IEEE Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon those with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
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November 29, 2011