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IEEE Elevates Burleson to Fellow

Professor Wayne Burleson of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received official word from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, that he will be elevated to the status of Fellow “for contributions to integrated circuit design and signal processing.” As the IEEE announcement letter said, “Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the association’s most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE Fellow.”

Dr. Burleson is affiliated with the following research groups: VLSI Circuits and Systems, Adaptive Systems on a Chip, Embedded Security, and VLSI Signal Processing. He has won the 1999 Ben Dasher Award for Best Paper at the 1999 Frontiers in Education Conference, Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at the College of Engineering, and the award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to the IEEE Student Branch.

He earned his B.S. in 1983 and M.S. in 1983 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he was awarded his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado in 1989.

Professor Burleson is or has been: a Senior Member of IEEE; a Member of the Signal Processing Society; a Member of the Circuits and Systems Society; a Member of the Computer Society; the Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on the Design and Implementation of DSP Systems; an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems; the Co-Chair of the IEEE VLSI Signal Processing Workshop; and the Co-Program Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Systems Workshop. In addition, he has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems and the Organizing Committee of the Conference on Microelectronics Systems Education. (November 2010)