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Engineering Professor Named Fellow of Professional Organization

December 20, 2007

University of Texas at Arlington Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Ishfaq Ahmad has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Ahmad, who had been a Senior Member of the organization, was recognized for his contributions to scheduling techniques in parallel and distributed computing systems.

Recognition as a Fellow by the IEEE signifies an individual’s accomplishments that have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society. Awards presented to individuals conducting work outside the normal areas of electronics are unusual.

“I am honored to have received this recognition,” said Dr. Ahmad. “It is not only personally satisfying, but it also helps the ranking of the university, the college and the department.”

Professor Ahmad has been with UT Arlington’s College of Engineering since January of 2002. He previously was a faculty member at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Syracuse University in New York in 1987 and 1992, respectively. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1985.

His current research is related to video (and related audio) compression technologies using MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and H.263 standards, audio-video processing techniques, video streaming, video telephone and conferencing systems. Dr. Ahmad’s research has been published in more than 120 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, with best paper awards at Supercomputing ‘90, Supercomputing '91, and the 2001 International Conference on Parallel Processing. He also has a best paper award from the journal Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.

Professor Ahmad is an associate editor of Cluster Computing, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Concurrency, and IEEE Distributed Systems Online.