URI engineering professor honored by national engineering group

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KINGSTON, R.I., Dec. 5, 2017—Every year, less than .1 percent of the 400,000-plus members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, are selected to become fellows—the organization’s highest membership honor.

This year, Haibo He, professor and chair of URI’s Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, was selected as a fellow for his “contributions to adaptive learning.”

More specifically, he was recognized for his research on adaptive intelligent systems and their broader applications to a wide range of cyber-physical systems, such as smart grid, smart city, human-robot interaction and cyber security.

“I was thrilled to be recognized by the group for my contributions in the adaptive learning field, which I have been passionate about and dedicated to since I was a Ph.D. student,” said He. “This is an important recognition for my research contributions but, more importantly, this motivates me to continue to explore innovative ideas, methods and applications in many areas, such as artificial intelligence, big data and smart grid.”

The IEEE organization is considered a leading authority in aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics.

With members in 160 countries, the organization publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors 1,700 international technical conferences annually.

Neil Nachbar, a writer in the College of Engineering, wrote this release.