Two College of Engineering professors named IEEE Fellows

Two Wayne State University professors were named Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows by the IEEE Board of Directors at its November 2015 meeting. Weisong Shi, professor of computer science, and Cheng-Zhong Xu, professor of electrical and computer engineering, were elevated to fellowship. Less than one tenth of a percent of voting members of IEEE are selected annually for Fellow status, which comes after a rigorous evaluation and making outstanding contributions to their fields.

Shi was recognized for contributions to distributed systems, a software system that helps multiple computers coordinate their actions, and internet computing. His research interests include distributed systems, edge computing, energy-efficient computer systems, and mobile and connected health.

Xu was recognized for leadership in resource management for parallel systems, where multiple actions are calculated simultaneously, and distributed systems. His research interests are networking, distributed and parallel systems, cloud computing and big data.
"Congratulations to Weisong and Cheng-Zhong for achieving IEEE's highest honor," said Farshad Fotouhi, dean of the College of Engineering. "This is a testament to the contributions our faculty members make to their fields."