Volkan Cevher elected IEEE Fellow

© 2023 EPFL

© 2023 EPFL

Volkan Cevher, head of the Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems in the School of Engineering, will assume the prestigious title of IEEE Fellow on January 1, 2024.

According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select members "for their extraordinary accomplishments" in engineering. Cevher was selected specifically “for contributions to model-based signal processing and semi-definite programming.”

Cevher’s research interests include machine learning, signal processing theory, optimization theory and methods, and information theory. His work in the Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems (LIONS) focuses on developing mathematical theory and computational methods for information recovery from highly incomplete data. In addition to his new IEEE status, he is an ELLIS fellow, as well as recipient of the Google Faculty Research Award (2018), ERC Starting Grand (2011), ERC Consolidator Grant (2016), and multiple best paper awards.

The title of IEEE Fellow is the institute’s highest honor, and is awarded to fewer than 0.1% of voting members each year. The distinction underscores Cevher’s outstanding contributions to his field, and highlights EPFL's commitment to excellence in research and innovation.