Dai and Wang Elevated to IEEE Fellows

January 06, 2017

Two NC State ECE professors began the New Year being honored with elevation to IEEE Fellows in recognition of their ongoing contributions to the field. Dr. Huaiyu Dai was chosen for his contributions to MIMO communications and wireless security, and Dr. Wenye Wang for her contributions to modeling and performance evaluation of wireless networks.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon persons with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

"Becoming an IEEE Fellow is a particular honor since it is the result of peers recognizing the significance and impact of one's contributions," said Dr. Dan Stancil, the Department Head, "It also reflects well on the Department and University by demonstrating once again that our faculty and students are involved in innovative and cutting-edge research."

Huaiyu Dai and Wenye Wang 
Huaiyu Dai and Wenye Wang

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