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Dr. Hongyi Wu Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, has announced its 2020 class of Fellows. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for selected IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. It is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career milestone. This year, ODU faculty Dr. Hongyi Wu has been elected to the rank of IEEE Fellow. The citation of this honor is "for Contributions to Resilient Mobile Computing Systems".

Wu is the Batten Chair of Cybersecurity and the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research at Old Dominion University (ODU). He is also a Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds joint appointment in Department of Computer Science. Before joining ODU, he was an Alfred and Helen Lamson Endowed Professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). He received the B.S. degree in scientific instruments from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1996, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 2000 and 2002, respectively. His research focuses on networked and intelligent cyber-physical systems for security, safety, and emergency management applications. With continuous funding support from federal and state agencies during the past ten years (including 26 projects with a total grant of over $12 Million), he has published more than 100 technical articles in books, journals and conference proceedings, and acquired a US patent. He has chaired several conferences and served on the editorial board of several journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He received NSF CAREER Award in 2004, UL Lafayette Distinguished Professor Award in 2011, and IEEE Percom Mark Weiser Best Paper Award in 2018.

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