[Cucs-news] CUCS news: Prof. Nayar elected to the National Academy of Engineering
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Fri Feb 8 22:40:19 EST 2008
Prof. Shree Nayar was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for "the development of computational cameras and physics-based models for computer vision and computer graphics."
Election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant
contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected a total of 65 new members and nine foreign associates spanning all disciplines of engineering and applied sciences.
Members are elected to the NAE by their peers (current NAE members). All members have distinguished themselves in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and business organizations. They serve as "advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine," and perform an unparalleled public service by addressing the scientific and technical aspects of some of societys
most pressing problems. The NAE was established in 1964 as an independent, nonprofit organization and is one of four United States National Academies.
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