IC celebrates IEEE Fellows 2017: Sabine Süsstrunk and Michael Gastpar

© 2016 EPFL / Alain Herzog

© 2016 EPFL / Alain Herzog

Professors Sabine Süsstrunk and Michael Gastpar have been awarded the Grade of IEEE Fellow 2017. This highly distinguished recognition is given only to 0,1 % of the members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Michael Gastpar has been recognized for his contributions to network information theory and Sabine Süsstrunk for her contributions to computational imaging, color image processing, and color computer vision.

The IEEE Fellowship is a distinction reserved only for selected IEEE members, whose extraordinary accomplishments in the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The total number of selected members does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute members in any given year.

IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards.

“I am extremely pleased that Michael Gastpar and Sabine Süsstrunk have been awarded this distinguished recognition, reflecting their extraordinary commitment and hard work. Both Michael and Sabine have greatly contributed to the advancement of their respective fields of network information theory, and computational imaging, color image processing, and color computer vision,” said Dean James Larus of IC School.

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