Serpedin elected IEEE Fellow

Photo of Dr. Erchin SerpedinDr. Erchin Serpedin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Serpedin was cited "for contributions to synchronization of communication systems."

Serpedin received the specialization degree in signal processing and transmission of information from Ecole Superieure D'Electricite (SUPELEC) in Paris in 1992; an M.Sc. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992; and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia in 1999.

He is the author of two research monographs, one edited textbook, 85 journal papers, eight book chapters and more than 130 conference papers, and is associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Signal Processing (Elsevier), EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, and EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Serpedin previously served as editor for five other IEEE journals, as technical committee chair for five major conferences and as chair of the graduate committee for 12 Ph.D. students and 11 M.Sc. students. In 2001, Serpedin was awarded an NSF CAREER Award. His research interests include signal processing, wireless communications, information theory, bioinformatics and genomics.

With the addition of Serpedin there are now 22 faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M who have reached the rank of Fellow. This is a significant honor because the number of IEEE members who may be advanced to Fellow grade in one year is 0.10 percent of the total 320,000 Institute membership. The IEEE directory describes the honor as "one of unusual professional distinction conferred only by the [IEEE] Board of Directors upon a person of extraordinary qualifications and experience." To be considered, candidates must have made an outstanding contribution to the electrical and electronics profession.

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