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08.02.18 - Prof. Ali H. Sayed, Dean of the EPFL School of Engineering (STI), has been appointed member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer in the United States.

“For contributions to the theory and applications of adaptive signal processing”, professor Ali H. Sayed, Dean of the EPFL School of Engineering and distinguished professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been awarded one of the most prominent distinctions that can be accorded to engineers in the United States: being appointed member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

The prestigious institution has now reached 2,293 US members, with an added 262 members from foreign countries, and published yesterday a list of 83 new additions. Ali H. Sayed shares the honor with professors and industry leaders, including Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.

The NAE honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

Newly elected members will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on 30 September 2018.

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