2 A*STAR I2R scientists conferred prestigious IEEE Fellow status

December 15, 2010

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. 321 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2011.

Dr. Susanto Rahardja, who is Head of the Signal Department cum Director (Research) at I2R, is being recognized for contributions to leadership in digital audio and signal processing while Dr. Liang, who is a Senior Scientist in the Modulation and Coding Department, recognized for contributions to cognitive radio communications. The promotions take effect from 2011. Additional information on Dr. Susanto and Dr. Liang and their scientific contributions is available in Annex A and B respectively.

Prof Lye Kin Mun, Executive Director, Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R), said, "We are very proud that our researchers have been selected to receive such a rare and high honor by their peers. These awards bear testimony to the outstanding and high impact R&D work that I²R staff are committed to doing and will greatly improve the opportunities to translate our work into positive economic impact."

Prior to these latest additions, there were 20 IEEE fellows based in Singapore. In the Asia region, only 19.4% of nominees are elevated to IEEE Fellow status as of 2010. There are more than 395,000 IEEE members in over 160 countries around the world.
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Background

About Institute for Infocomm Research

The Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R - pronounced as i-squared-r) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) family. Established in 2002, our mission is to be the globally preferred source of innovations in `Interactive Secured Information, Content and Services Anytime Anywhere' through research by passionate people dedicated to Singapore's economic success.

I²R performs R&D in information, communications and media (ICM) technologies to develop holistic solutions across the ICM value chain. Our research capabilities are in information technology, wireless and optical communication networks, interactive and digital media; signal processing and computing. We seek to be the infocomm and media value creator that keeps Singapore ahead.

Website: www.i2r.a-star.edu.sg

About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation-driven Singapore. A*STAR oversees 14 biomedical sciences, and physical sciences and engineering research institutes, and nine consortia & centre, which are located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, as well as their immediate vicinity.

A*STAR supports Singapore's key economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in industry. It also supports extramural research in the universities, hospitals, research centres, and with other local and international partners.

For more information about A*STAR, please visit www.a-star.edu.sg

About IEEE

The IEEE is the world's leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 385,000 members in 160 countries, the association 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. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 400 international technical conferences each year. If you would like to learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org

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