Published: Sep 30, 2008 3:16:58 PM
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Bogdan Wilamowski, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center, has received the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland from President Lech Kaczynski. The award was given for outstanding service in increasing the number of international scientific collaborations, and for achievements in the areas of microelectronics and computer science. Wilamowski is the second person to receive the award this year. He is the most recognized Polish electronics and computer scientist in the U.S. and in 2007 was elected as the honorary chair of the Hungarian Academy of Science.
Wilamowski serves on the editorial boards of several scientific periodicals and as editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, one of the most cited and widely recognized engineering journals in the world. Wilamowski is a member and chair of several program committees for international conferences organized by the Institute of Electrical and Computer Engineers (IEEE). He is the founder and vice president of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and has served as president of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He recently served as honorary chair for two international conferences, one held in Paris in 2006 and the other in Cambridge, U.K., in 2008.