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Prof. Haris Gačanin, NAMED 2021 IEEE FELLOW

Haris Gačanin, Professor at RWTH Aachen University, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized with the following citation: “for development of operations and management systems for home broadband networks” as an accomplishment to the advancement of next-generation communication technologies. His research and teaching interest are related to the broad area of digital communications and data computational methods for the design of optimization and management systems. His innovations had a direct and positive impact on business development and helped shape the roadmaps of Alcatel-Lucent Bell’s key products in Telecom operational support systems for Optimization, Analytics, and Care products portfolio. In total, his innovations have been captured by about 90 patents.

Prof. H. Gačanin received a Doctoral degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from Tohoku University in Japan where he worked as an Assistant Professor before joining Alcatel-Lucent Bell in 2010. He worked as a Department Head at Nokia Bell Labs until March 2020. He received several innovation awards from Alcatel-Lucent Bell and Nokia Bell Labs, as well as IEEE and IEICE contribution and best paper awards. Since April 2020 he is with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University as the Head of the Chair for Distributed Signal Processing and Co-director of the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association 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. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards.  The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1700 international technical conferences each year.