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Lamine Mili, Ting-Chun Poon, and Joseph Wang named IEEE Fellows

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Lamine Mili, Ting-Chun Poon, and Joseph Wang

Three ECE professors, Lamine Mili, Ting-Chung (T.-C.) Poon, and Yue (Joseph) Wang, were named IEEE Fellows for their contributions to the fields of electric power systems, 3D optical imaging, and genomic signal analytics, respectively.

The status of Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the institute, bestowed upon less than one-tenth of one percent of the annual voting membership of IEEE.

Mili, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recognized for his work in robust state estimation for power systems. Mili is the director of ECE programs at the National Capital Region. His research includes robust statistics, signal processing, nonlinear dynamics, and power system reliability analysis and control.

Mili received his bachelor’s degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, his master’s degree from the University of Tunis, Tunisia, and his Ph.D. from the University of Liège, Belgium.
 

Ting-Chung (T.-C.) Poon was promoted to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optical image processing and digital holography. Poon has conducted pioneering research in applied optics and holography, perfecting a real-time holographic technique. This technique, called Optical Scanning-Holography, uses a single-pixel sensor to record holographic information digitally by 2D active optical scanning of a 3D object.

Poon, who was recently named a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa.

Yue (Joseph) Wang, the Grant A. Dove Professor in electrical and computer engineering, achieved IEEE Fellowship based on his contributions to genomic signal analytics and image-based tissue characterization.

Wang’s research focuses on machine learning and signal processing in exploring high-dimensional big data for biomedical research; his recent work consists of modeling biological networks and identifying biomarkers for facilitating precision medicine.

Wang was elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2004. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Former ECE faculty member Luiz Da Silva, who is now at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, was also elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to cognitive networks and resource management for wireless networks.