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Dr. Ümit Çatalyürek Named an IEEE Fellow 


Dr. Ümit Çatalyürek, professor and vice chair of academic affairs in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, was recently named the newest IEEE Fellow at The Ohio State University. IEEE bestowed this honor on Dr Çatalyürek​ for his contributions to combinatorial scientific computing and parallel computing. 

The announcement was made by IEEE's Board of Directors at their November meeting and is the highest grade of membership recognized by the computational engineering communicty. According to IEEE president and CEO, Howard Michael, 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.

Dr. Çatalyürek​ is also a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, division director of the Division of Data Science in BMI, and has courtesy appointments in the Deparmtnet of Computer Science & Engineering and the College of Public Health's Division of Biostatistics. recipient of an NSF CAREER award and is the primary investigator of several awards from the Department of Energy, National Institute of Halth, and the National Science Foundation (he is also PI of a recently awarded training grant entitled MIDAs). He serves as an associate editor for Parallel Computing, and is an editorial board member for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Coputing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Network Modeling and Analysis in Health Informatics in Bioinformatics. His main research interests focus in high performance computing, combinatorial scientific computing, and biomedical informatics. For more about Dr. Çatalyürek​, please visit his departmental profile, or his High Performance Computing Lab webpage​.

IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the organization 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. To learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, visit www.ieee.org

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Çatalyürek on this very prestigious honor, as it is a very important career achievement for him, and his recognition also adds to the growing number of successful OSU researchers who have received national accolades and set OSU as a top university for pursuing educational and research opportunities. 


Posted on 25-Nov-15 by Buster, Judith
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