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SPS Member Cioffi and Poor Elected Fellows of Royal Academy of Engineering

John M. Cioffi and H. Vincent Poor have been elected International Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom, two of only three engineers worldwide to be so elected this year.  They were inducted into the Academy at its New Fellows Dinner on 9 November 2009, in London, UK.

John Cioffi is Chairman and CEO of ASSIA, Inc., in Redwood City, CA, and Hitachi America Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, at Stanford University, where he received his PhD in 1984.  Also an IEEE Fellow and a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Cioffi received the International Marconi Prize in 2006 for his pioneering work in DSL and was a recipient of the IEEE’s Kobayashi Award in 2001.  Cioffi founded Amati corporation in 1991 and was it’s CTO and a board member through its 1995 IPO and until it was acquired by Texas Instruments in 1998.  Cioffi has published several hundred technical papers and is the inventor named on over 100 patents, many of which are licensed in the communication industry.

Vince Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University.  He is also an IEEE Fellow, an NAE member, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.  Poor served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 1990 and as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory in 2004-07.  He received the 2006 IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award.


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