Two Faculty Members Named IEEE Fellows
Ted Rappaport has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE, for contributions in research and education in the field of wireless communications. Rappaport is the founder and director of the Department's Mobile & Portable Radio Research Group. He joined the faculty in 1988 and has been a leader in wireless communications education and research. He has developed wireless engineering courses, written textbooks on wireless communications, and founded an annual international symposium on wireless personal communications.
Saifur Rahman has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE, for his contributions in electric power engineering education. Rahman's major areas of research are: electric load forecasting, renewable energy, intelligent systems, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Among other accomplishments, he developed a framework to study the system-wide and environmental impacts of distributed generation.
He has been a member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1979 and is the director of the Center for Energy and the Global Environment.
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