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Fahmy Named 2022 IEEE Fellow


Sonia Fahmy, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Department Head

Sonia Fahmy, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Department Head, has been elevated to fellow status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organization. She is being recognized for contributions to design and evaluation of network protocols and sensor networks.

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.

Professor Fahmy joined Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science faculty in 1999. Her research interests lie in the design and evaluation of network architectures and protocols. She has published over 100 referred papers, including publications in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP, and ICDCS. Fahmy earned her PhD in Computer Science from The Ohio State University in 1999.

She received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2003. Her research has been supported by grants from the government and industry including NSF, DHS, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Northrop Grumman, Schlumberger, and BBN. Fahmy has served on the organizing or technical program committees of several conferences including ACM SIGCOMM, MOBICOM, SIGMETRICS, and CoNEXT, and IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP, and ICDCS, and on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Computers. She is a member of the ACM.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1700 international technical conferences each year.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2024 4:00 PM

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