Carnegie Mellon Student Achieves IEEE Senior Member Status-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Student Achieves IEEE Senior Member Status-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Student Achieves IEEE Senior Member Status

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Ph.D. student Jonathan Becker attained Senior Member status with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s leading technical professional association.

“Senior member is the highest professional grade for which an application may be made,” according to 2009 IEEE President & CEO John R. Vig, “and requires experience reflecting professional accomplishment and maturity.” Approximately 12% of IEEE members hold Senior Member status.

Becker’s research is in optimized RF/wireless systems & antennas. His Ph.D. project at Carnegie Mellon involves developing adaptive beamforming antenna arrays. “I began as a student member of the IEEE since 1994,” Jonathan says, “and became a regular member of the IEEE when I graduated in 1999. I have been active in several IEEE societies, including the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTTS) and the Computer Society.”

Jonathan reports, “I am very happy to have finally achieved Senior Member status. It reflects the achievements that I have made both in academia and commercial industry. I hope to continue my involvement in the IEEE by publishing papers related to the research I am doing, as well as someday becoming a Fellow in the IEEE.”