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ECE's Dr. Steven Levitan named 2015 IEEE Fellow

Steven Levitan PhD PITTSBURGH (December 8, 2014) … Steven P. Levitan, PhD , the John A. Jurenko Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2015. Dr. Levitan was recognized "for contributions to mixed-technology micro-systems education."

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. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Dr. Levitan's research interests include computer-aided design for optoelectronic computing systems consisting of very large scale integrated circuits (VLSI), optical mechanical electrical micro-systems (OMEM) and optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEIC). His recent research focus is on the design and implementation of non-Boolean parallel computing systems for computation, communication and storage. He earned his bachelor of science in computer science from Case Western Reserve University, and his master of science and PhD in computer science from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

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