VCU College of Engineering Dean Azim Eskandarian, DSc, elevated to IEEE fellow

This recognition results from Eskandarian's impactful contributions to autonomous vehicles and vehicle safety.

Azim Eskandarian, DSc
Azim Eskandarian, DSc, Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. Dean for the College of Engineering

Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. Dean for the College of Engineering, Azim Eskandarian, DSc, has been elevated to fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to the communication and control of intelligent autonomous vehicles.

"For any professional society, becoming a fellow is one of the biggest technical honors you can receive,” Eskandarian said. “I am incredibly grateful for this recognition and that my colleagues and peers senior to me recognize my contributions to this field."

Within IEEE, Eskandarian was nominated through the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, which focuses on advancing innovative technologies in the field of intelligent transportation systems.

Becoming an IEEE Fellow is an extensive and thorough process. Beginning with nominations and gathering recommendations and endorsement letters from peers familiar with the nominee’s creative work and unique scientific contributions to the field. This leads to evaluations by the specific IEEE Society’s Fellow evaluation committee and the primary IEEE Fellow committees.

Composed of 51 distinguished members, the main IEEE Fellow Committee undertakes a meticulous review of the nominee's achievements. Their recommendation ultimately reaches the IEEE Board of Directors, whose decision is guided by a set of established criteria emphasizing technical prowess, societal impact, and active engagement within IEEE areas of interest.

As one of the highest recognitions bestowed by IEEE, this distinction signifies the importance of Eskandarian's work in engineering systems and technology relating to advanced driver assistance systems and the control of autonomous vehicles. 

"I've been working in automotive vehicles and vehicle safety for most of my academic career, about thirty years,” Eskandarian said. “Being recognized as a major contributor to the field through the elevation to IEEE Fellow grade is a huge accomplishment and honor. This recognition is humbling and motivates me to do even better.”

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