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Çatalyürek named IEEE Fellow

For his multi-talented research efforts, Department of Electrical and Computer engineering professor, Umit Çatalyürek, was named the newest IEEE Fellow now educating students at The Ohio State University.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors recommended Çatalyürek be elevated to the status of Fellow at its November meeting.

The announcement brings the Ohio State ECE department's total number of IEEE Fellows to 20.

The status from IEEE is considered the highest grade of membership, recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

According to IEEE President and CEO Howard Michel, less than 0.1 percent of IEEE voting members are selected for this prestigious recognition annually. Recipients are chosen after a “rigorous evaluation procedure” to honor their outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

Michel said Çatalyürek was recognized for his “contributions to combinatorial scientific computing and parallel computing.”

Çatalyürek is a Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Computer Science & Engineering at the Ohio State University. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER award and the primary investigator of several awards from Department of Energy, National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation. He serves as an Associate Editor for Parallel Computing, and as an editorial board member for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Network Modeling and Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics. Çatalyürek’s main research areas are in high-performance computing, combinatorial scientific computing and biomedical informatics.

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