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Three from Viterbi School Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturers

IEEE Nanotechnology Council and IEEE Signal Processing Society to sponsor talks

January 08, 2010 —

Aristides Requicha
Aristides Requicha
Aristides Requicha, Shrikanth Narayanan, and Antonio Ortega will be traveling in 2010 and 2011 presenting invited talks to colleagues under the auspices of two specialist organizations that are part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council has invited Requicha, the Viterbi School's Gordon Marshall Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Electrical Engineering, with appointments both in the Viterbi School's Computer Science Department and the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, to serve as Distinguished Lecturer for the two year term.

"Professor Requicha is a world leader in nanotechnology," said CS Chair Shanghua Teng. "I am very excited about his selection by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council."

"Ari Requicha recognized the potential of and pioneered advances in Nanotechnology long before it became a hot topic. He is richly deserving of the distinction of IEEE Distinguished Lecturer," said Viterbi School Dean Yannis C. Yortsos

Requicha is founding director of USC's Laboratory for Molecular Robotics, and editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.

Shrikanth Narayanan
The IEEE Signal Processing Society selected Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Department faculty members Narayanan and Ortega as Distinguished Lecturers for 2010-2011.

SPS Distinguished Lecturers present invited talks in their specialties at universities and conferences nationally and internationally during this period. This distinction recognizes their unique research contributions and communication skills.

Both professors are members of the Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) within the Hsieh Department.

Narayanan's research focuses on signals and systems modeling with an interdisciplinary emphasis on speech,

Antonio Ortega
audio, language, multimodal and biomedical signal processing and applications. Ortega's work is concerned with digital image and video compression and communications.

SIPI Director Jay Kuo commented: "It is a great honor that SIPI and the Ming Hsieh Department have two Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturers during the same year."

Hsieh EE Systems Chair Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk said: "Ming Hsieh EE faculty join me in congratulating Shri and Antonio on their selection as IEEE Distinguished Lecturers and its recognition of their technical excellence by their peers."