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Sarah Kate Wilson Named IEEE Fellow

Sarah Kate Wilson, IEEE Fellow

Sarah Kate Wilson, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of her outstanding contributions to orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM).

The highest level of IEEE membership, the Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon those members who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Highly selective, the evaluation process admits only a select few for this prestigious recognition—no more than one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting Institute membership may be granted this honor in any one year.

Wilson’s work has focused on OFDM for wireless radio and optical communications. She has published several articles on channel estimation, synchronization and scheduling for wireless communications. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters. Having completed a two-year term as IEEE Society Director of Journals, she is currently the Vice President of Publications for the IEEE Communications Society for the term 2014-15.

Wilson joins a number of colleagues on the faculty of Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering who have been named IEEE Fellows, including Samiha Mourad, Dragoslav Siljak, Sally Wood, and Cary Yang from the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Nam Ling from the Department of Computer Engineering.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. With more than 425,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leader in the development of international standards for telecommunications, information technology, and power generation products and services, and publishes nearly a third of the world's technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics through more than 148 transactions, journals, and magazines published each year.

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