Carnegie Mellon University
December 08, 2016

Li, Majetich, Raj Named IEEE Fellows

Carnegie Mellon University faculty members Xin Li, Sara Majetich and Bhiksha Raj have been named fellows in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE Fellows
Xin Li, Sara Majetich and Bhiksha Raj (l-r)

A fellow is the highest grade of membership in the IEEE and one of the most prestigious honors in the technical community.

Li, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is being recognized for contributions to modeling, analysis, and optimization of variability of integrated circuits and systems. He was assistant director for the FCRP Focus Research Center for Circuit & System Solutions, a national consortium of 13 research universities, from 2009 to 2012, and assistant director for the Center for Silicon System Implementation at CMU from 2014 to 2015. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from CMU in 2005.

Majetich, a professor of physics in the Mellon College of Science, is being recognized for her contributions to the understanding of magnetic nanoparticles. She studies the fundamental physics of magnetic nanoparticles that have very uniform sizes and applies her work to the design of functional materials that have applications in data storage media, high-speed electronics and biomedicine.

Raj, an associate professor in the School of Computer Science’s Language Technologies Institute, is being recognized for his contributions to speech recognition. Raj, who earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at CMU in 2000, has devoted his career to developing speech- and audio-processing technology. He has had seminal contributions in the areas of robust speech recognition, audio analysis and signal enhancement, and has pioneered the area of privacy-preserving speech processing. He is the chief architect of the popular Sphinx-4 speech-recognition system.

Through its more than 400,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.