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November 20, 2006

Professor Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos named fellow by IEEE

Professor Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, Computer Science and Engineering and DTC, has been awarded the distinction of IEEE fellow, effective January 1, 2007. IEEE honored Papanikolopoulos with the title of fellow for his contributions to robotics and the creation of the Scout robot. He is the sixth CSE faculty member to receive this honor.

Papanikolopoulos, also the director of the Center for Distributed Robotics and the leader of the Security in Transportation Technology Research and Applications (SECTTRA) program, earned his engineering diploma in 1987 at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. He then received his master's and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988 and 1992, respectfully.

Papanikolopoulos is frequently noted in media reports on the field of robotics. In 1995 he received the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award and the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Award. In addition, Papanikolopoulos has authored and co-authored more than 200 publications, including journal and conference papers and book chapters, and has graduated more than 30 masters and doctoral students.

The distinction of fellow is bestowed by the IEEE Board of Directors upon people who have made significant accomplishments in an IEEE field of interest.

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