Mokbel named 2020 IEEE Fellow

Computer Science & Engineering Professor Mohamed Mokbel has been named a 2020 IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized with this esteemed award for his contributions to building spatially- and privacy-aware 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.

Professor Mokbel received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Automatic Control from Alexandria University (Egypt) in 1996 and 1999 respectively, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2005. He joined the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Minnesota in 2005, and is also currently the Chief Scientist for the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Doha, Qatar.  In 2017, Mokbel was named Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society.

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Congratulations Professor Mokbel on this well-deserved recognition.