WPI Professor is IEEE Fellow

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WORCESTER, Mass. --Kaveh Pahlavan of Southborough, Mass., a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Pahlavan was chosen "for contributions to data communication with particular emphasis on wireless office information networks." Fellow is the IEEE's highest grade of membership.

Pahlavan, who joined the WPI faculty in 1985, earned his master's degree at the University of Tehran and his doctorate at WPI. He is the current Weston Hadden Professor of Electrical Engineering, the founder and director of the Institute's Center for Wireless Information Studies (CWINS), and the director of the Wireless-Lan Research Labs (WLRL), an industry-sponsored organization that focuses on the potential of the rapidly emerging wireless-LAN field.

"Being recognized as an IEEE Fellow is an outstanding professional achievement," says ECE Professor and Department Head John A. Orr. "It demonstrates the high regard for Kaveh's work in wireless networks among his colleagues worldwide." Three other WPI faculty members are IEEE Fellows: ECE Professor Kevin A. Clements, Dean of Undergraduate Studies Emeritus William R. Grogan, and Biomedical Engineering Professor and Department Head Robert A. Peura.

Ruth Trask contributed to this story.