2 NYU Professors Named Fellows of IEEE
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 | Comments

Ivan Selesnick, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering, and Sundeep Rangan, a fellow professor and the recently appointed director of the research center NYU WIRELESS, were named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Elevated to IEEE fellow for his contributions to orthogonal frequency division multiple (OFDM) access cellular communications, Rangan joined the faculty of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2010 after co-founding Flarion Technologies, later acquired by Qualcomm. The company, a spinoff of Bell Labs, developed Flash OFDM, the first cellular OFDM system. OFDM is a method of encoding digital data on multiple carrier frequencies, and it is now widely used in broadband digital communications.

Selesnick, who joined the faculty in 1997, was cited by the IEEE for his research on wavelet and sparsity-based signal processing — work that has important applications in a broad array of areas, including medical imaging, bio-signal analysis, image resolution enhancement, radar, industrial safety (fault detection) and seismic analysis.

The IEEE grade of fellow is conferred by the organization’s board of directors upon members with extraordinary records of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields. The total number selected in any year never exceeds one-tenth of 1 percent of the total voting membership.

“The elevation to fellows of these two colleagues makes the proportion of the tenure/tenure track professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering among the highest in the country, and indicates the quality of research in the department,” NYU Tandon School of Engineering Dean and President Katepalli R. Sreenivasan said. “Their commitment to solving real-world problems and conducting important collaborative research are worthy of praise, and I congratulate them upon receiving this well-deserved recognition.”

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