Cavallaro named IEEE fellow

Joseph Cavallaro

Joseph Cavallaro, a Rice professor of electrical and computer engineering and of computer science, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Fellow designation is the highest grade of IEEE membership and is recognized by the technical community as an important career achievement.

IEEE is the world’s largest association of technical professionals, with 425,000 members in 160 countries. The organization’s board of directors cited Cavallaro for his contributions to very large-scale integration (VLSI) architectures and algorithms for signal processing and wireless communications. VLSI is the process by which integrated circuits are created by combining thousands of transistors into one chip.

Cavallaro earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1988 and joined the Rice faculty that year. His research interests include VLSI signal processing with applications to wireless communication systems. Cavallaro is also director of the Center for Multimedia Communication at Rice, where his research has focused on multiple-antenna systems with an emphasis on baseband signal processing for beyond-4G wireless systems.

Cavallaro has published more than 50 journal articles and about 150 conference articles, book chapters and technical reports. He has been awarded 10 patents, with 11 more pending. He is the past chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on VLSI, chairs the IEEE Houston Chapter of the Circuits and Systems Society and at Rice is the IEEE Student Branch faculty counselor.



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