February 11, 2013
University Professor Josť M.F. Moura has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional honors an engineer can achieve. Membership in the NAE honors individuals who have made important contributions to engineering theory and practice, and who have demonstrated unusual accomplishments in pioneering new and developing fields of technology. He and fellow Carnegie Mellon electee, University Professor and Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering Lorenz (Larry) T. Biegler, join the current 2,250 NAE members and 211 NAE foreign associates.
"This is a well-deserved recognition of professors Biegler and Moura. We are extremely proud of their outstanding accomplishments and tremendously pleased to hear of their election. They are excellent examples of the innovative, hard-working and collaborative nature of our engineering faculty," said James H. Garrett Jr., dean of CMU's College of Engineering and the Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Moura, director of the Carnegie Mellon | Portugal program, was elected to the academy for contributions to the theory and practice of statistical signal processing.
"I am both pleased and proud to be honored by my peers with election to the NAE as I continue with students and colleagues to pursue the challenges of making sense from the huge amounts of social, economic and hard data that inundate our everyday life, as well as carrying on my international and collaborative research and education efforts," Moura said.
The NAE will honor their new members in October, during the NAE national meeting in Washington, D.C.
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