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Hutchinson, Schutt-Aine Named IEEE Fellows

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By Rick Kubetz
October 17, 2006

  • ECE Professors Seth Hutchinson and Jose Schutt-Aine, affiliate professor Richard Braatz, and five ECE alumni were named Fellows of IEEE.
  • Hutchinson was recognized for his "contributions to visual servo control and robot motion planning.”
  • Schutt-Aine was recognized "for contributions to modeling and simulation of distributed circuits with applications to signal integrity."

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Seth Hutchinson
Seth Hutchinson

ECE Professors Seth Hutchinson and Jose E. Schutt-Aine and affiliate professor Richard Braatz were recently named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  Five ECE alumni were also among the 268 IEEE Senior Members who will be elevated to Fellow Grade effective January 1, 2007.

Hutchinson, who serves as associate head for undergraduate affairs in addition to being a professor, was cited “for contributions to visual servo control and robot motion planning.” His research interests are in robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. He has an active research program in visual servo control (the problem of incorporating vision feedback directly into a robot’s control system). He has also worked on the problems of planning vision-based motion trajectories, feature tracking, and, in collaboration with Rafael Kelly at CICESE in Ensenada, Mexico, on incorporating often-neglected aspects of robot dynamics into the analysis and design of visual servo controllers. Hutchinson is a research professor at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and at the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Schutt-Aine was cited by the IEEE “for contributions to modeling and simulation of distributed circuits with applications to signal integrity.” An ECE alumnus (PhD ’88), his research interests include electronic packaging, microwave theory and measurements, and digital circuit modeling, plus integration of modeling and simulation tools; high-performance computation for simulation of packages.

Jose E. Schutt-Aine
Jose E. Schutt-Aine

Braatz, a Millennium Chair and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was cited “for contributions to robust control of industrial systems.” His research is aimed at the creation of methods for the simulation, design, and control of multiscale systems that have length scales ranging from the atomistic to the macroscopic.

The five ECE alumni named Fellows are:

  • James Drewniak (BSEE, 1985, MSEE 1987, PhDEE 1991), professor of electrical engineering and director of the Materials Research Center at University of Missouri-Rolla, "for contributions in electromagnetic interference coupling paths and numerical modeling for compatibility design."

  • Isik Kizilyalli, Nitronex Corporation, Raleigh, NC, "for contributions to integrated circuit technology."

  • M. Selim Unlu (MSEE 1988; PhD 1992), professor of electrical and computer engineering, Boston University, "for contributions to optoelectronic devices."

  • Pradip Bose (M.S. 1981, Ph.D. 1983), IBM research team, “for contributions to power modeling and processor design.”

  • Dmitry Goldgof (Ph.D. CE 1989) professor of computer engineering at the University of South Florida, “for contributions to computer vision and biomedical applications.”

  • Since 1963, IEEE has acknowledged those individuals who have contributed to the advancement of engineering science and technology. The grade of Fellow is bestowed on the recipient who has had an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

Editor's note: media inquiries should be directed to Brad Petersen, Director of Communications, at bradp@illinois.edu or (217) 244-6376.

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