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Dec. 2: Carnegie Mellon's Greg Ganger and Ed Schlesinger Named 2010 IEEE Fellows for Extraordinary Contributions

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Carnegie Mellon's Greg Ganger and Ed Schlesinger Named
2010 IEEE Fellows for Extraordinary Contributions

Outstanding Research Supports Nominations to Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers

GregGangerPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Greg Ganger and Ed Schlesinger have joined an elite subset of engineers as Fellows of the Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) for their outstanding research.
Ganger, the Stephen J. Jatras Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, and director of Carnegie Mellon's Parallel Data Lab, was honored for contributions to metadata integrity in file systems. Ganger's research interests span a broad range of work, including operating systems, storage and file systems, security, networking and distributed systems.
A recent recipient of the 2010 HP Innovation Award for increased research work with the computer giant, Ganger is an expert on the risks and benefits of cloud computing. Cloud computing involves using someone else's computers and possibly software to accomplish a task, rather than one's own.
Ed Schlesinger"This is a wonderful honor for me to be a fellow of such a diverse and distinguished professional organization," said Ganger, who is developing new ways to structure computer systems to address technology changes and support new applications.
Schlesinger, the David Edward Schramm Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was cited by the IEEE for outstanding work in the areas of electro-optic devices and heat-assisted magnetic recording. Since joining Carnegie Mellon in 1985, Schlesinger's research interests have included technology in semiconductors and electro-optic materials, information storage and nanotechnology.
"I am honored by the recognition of my peers and look forward to continuing my contributions to the profession and the field of electrical and computer engineering," Schlesinger said.
Some of his other honors include Carnegie Mellon's Benjamin Richard Teare Award in 2001 for teaching excellence, the Carnegie Center Scientist Award in 1998, and two R&D 100 awards for his work on nuclear detectors and electro-optic device technology. Schlesinger also currently serves as the president of the ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA), the organization of all ECE department heads in North America.


Pictured above are Greg Ganger (top) and Ed Schlesinger.