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Professor R. Jacob Baker Named IEEE Fellow

Posted: April 12, 2013

Professor R. Jacob Baker from the department of electrical and computer engineering has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow. He is being recognized for his contributions to the design of memory integrated circuits, which have resulted in more than 100 U.S. patents on billions of dollars’ worth of memory chips that are used by millions of people every day.

Professor Baker received his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1993 and holds more than 200 granted or pending patents in integrated circuit design. He is a member of the electrical engineering honor society (Eta Kappa Nu), is a licensed Professional Engineer, and is a  popular lecturer that has delivered more than 50 invited talks around the world.

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. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. Of the more than 400,000 members, 298 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2013.

Congratulations, Professor Baker!