The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has named five computer scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as 2012 fellows.
The institute is, according to its website, “the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.” Fellows, the highest level of membership in the institute, are recognized for extraordinary accomplishments and career achievements.
The new fellows, all in the computer science department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, are:
- James Anderson, professor, for contributions to the implementation of soft-real-time systems on multiprocessor and multicore platforms.
- Ming C. Lin, John R. and Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor, for contributions to real-time physics-based interaction and simulation for virtual environments, robotics and haptics.
- Dinesh Manocha, Phi Delta Theta/Matthew Mason Distinguished Professor, for contributions to robot motion planning, rapid prototyping and virtual environments.
- Marc Pollefeys, research professor (professor of computer science, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland), for contributions to three-dimensional computer vision.
- John Poulton, adjunct professor (senior technical staff, NVIDIA Corporation), for contributions to high-speed, low-power signaling and to graphics architecture.
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