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Drs. Natalia Nikolova & Xiaolin Wu, Named 2011 IEEE Fellows

Drs. Natalia Nikolova and Xiaolin Wu, ECE Professors, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada have been named IEEE Fellows.  Dr. Nikolova is being recognized for contributions to computer-aided analysis of microwave systems. Dr. Wu is being recognized for his contributions to image coding, communication and processing.

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.

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