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Awards and Honors

Five MIT engineers have been elected IEEE Fellows by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which chooses members "with an extraordinary record of accomplishment" for the honor. The MIT Fellows are:

Eric L. Grimson, the Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), recognized for contributions to surface reconstruction, object recognition, image database indexing and medical applications.

Moe Z. Win, the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, for contributions to wideband wireless transmission.

Anantha P. Chandrakasan, professor of EECS, for contributions to the design of energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems.

George T. Schmidt, a Draper Lab researcher and lecturer in aero/astro, for contributions to integrated guidance and navigation systems.

Gregory Wornell, the ITT Career Development Professor in EECS, for contributions to efficient signal processing algorithms for wireless communications.

Krzysztof Wodiczko, director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies and professor in the Department of Architecture's Visual Arts Program, has received the Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work from the College Art Association (CAA). The peer award is given to an artist for exceptional work through exhibitions, presentations or performances mounted from September 2002 to August 2003. "Wodiczko uses large-scale projections on facades and monuments to cause viewers to question their own prejudices," the CAA noted.

Elizabeth Goldring, a senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, was one of five awarded a Smith College Medal on Feb. 18. The award is presented annually to Smith alumnae for "extraordinary professional achievements and outstanding service to their communities." Goldring, who graduated from Smith in 1967, was honored for turning her limited vision into an "intellectual and artistic benefit by exploring the world of the visually impaired from the inside."

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 25, 2004.

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