Four Grainger Faculty Members Elevated to IEEE Fellow Status

12/5/2022 Cassandra Smith

Written by Cassandra Smith

Several faculty members of The Grainger College of Engineering have been elevated to Fellow status in the IEEE. 

Becoming an IEEE Fellow is a high honor. According to the IEEE’s website, it is “reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.” 

Derek Hoiem

Professor Derek Hoiem was named a Fellow “for contributions to computer vision.”

A professor of Computer Science, Hoiem has been with the university since 2009.

He said his “biggest past contributions” to science “are in single-view geometry and 3D scene understanding, object recognition and attribute-based representations, and multitask representation and learning.” 


 Carolyn Beck

Professor Carolyn Beck

Professor Carolyn Beck of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory was honored “for contributions to model reduction and to the analysis of epidemic processes over networks.”

Her research addresses areas such as data analytics and decision & control systems. 



Alejandro Domínguez-García

Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Alejandro Domínguez-García received this honor “for contributions to distributed control and uncertainty analysis of electrical energy systems.” He is also a research professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and the Information Trust Institute. According to his research profile, his research areas include control of distributed energy resources, power system health monitoring and reliability analysis, and quantifying and mitigating the impact of renewable-based generation. 


Gabriel Popescu

In addition, the IEEE bestowed a special posthumous Fellow designation on Professor Gabriel Popescu “for contributions to phase imaging in biomedical applications.” Popescu passed away over the summer in his hometown of Prundu, Romania. He came to UIUC in 2007 and directed the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. He was also affiliated with the Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory. 

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This story was published December 5, 2022.