Calit2 Affiliates at UCI Receive Recognition, Honors

By Anna Lynn Spitzer

02.22.06 – Six UCI professors affiliated with Calit2 received national and international recognition recently for their work.

Biomedical engineering professors Abraham Lee, William C. Tang and Bruce Tromberg were elected fellows of the 2006 class of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. They will be inducted March 2 in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., along with 95 other new fellows.

Fellows are selected for their achievements in research, development, education, manufacturing, public service, technological leadership and/or clinical practice related to medical and biological engineering. The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering has more than 75,000 members, fewer than 1,000 of whom are fellows.

Three other Calit2 affiliates were honored for their research paper by the IEEE. UCI Computer Science professors Magda El Zarki and Nikil Dutt, and Associate Professor Nalini Venkatasubramanian, along with computer science doctorate recipients Liang Cheng and Shivajit Mohapatra, were awarded the first place best-paper award at the third IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, held in Las Vegas last month.

The paper, “A Backlight Optimization Scheme for Video Playback on Mobile Devices,” examines ways to create substantial energy savings by dynamically adapting backlight intensity levels on low-power portable devices like the Compaq iPAQ.

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