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SPS Member Nikias Named President of USC


Chrysostomos L. (“Max”) Nikias, a prominent member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, was selected by the board of trustees of of the University of Southern California (USC) to become the 11th president of USC.  He is currently the Provost of the university and will take office as the USC President in August 2010.

Nikias, a Cypriot-born electrical engineer with expertise in radar and sonar, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the California Council on Science and Technology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of the 2008 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal.  He has authored more than 95 peer reviewed journal articles, 180 refereed conference papers, three textbooks, and eight patents. Three of his publications received best paper awards.  Learn more from the USC News.


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