Sydney engineers named IEEE Fellows

1 December 2023
Excellence in research and global impact
University of Sydney professors from the Faculty of Engineering were among eight Australians to receive IEEE Fellowships this year.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest trusted voice for engineering, computing and technology information. With the support of its prestigious cohort of global industry leaders, the IEEE is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. 

Professor Sri Parameswaran and Professor Salah Sukkarieh from the Faculty of Engineering have been appointed as IEEE Fellows for 2023. This distinguished achievement is a testament to excellence in research and global impact.

Professor Sri Parameswaran 

Professor Sri Parameswaran 

Professor Sri Parameswaran 

Professor and Head of the School of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Parameswaran is a world-renowned expert in computer engineering, recognised for his development of fast, cost-effective programmable hardware systems used for cybersecurity, image processing, AI and DNA analysis.

His work has led to the development of commercial products, being adopted by multiple multinational corporations. 

“I am delighted to be named an IEEE Fellow and am humbled to join this prestigious cohort. As a Fellow, I am excited to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge and technology in my field,” Parameswaran said.

“This honour also reflects the excellent work undertaken over the years alongside my students, colleagues and collaborators”
Professor Salah Sukkarieh

Professor Salah Sukkarieh

Professor Salah Sukkarieh

Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems and researcher at the Australian Centre for Robotics.

Professor Sukkarieh is internationally regarded for his research into robotics systems. His work has contributed to navigation and control in autonomous systems including drones, mining vehicles and even new rovers for Mars exploration.

Sukkarieh is best known for his work in autonomous agricultural robotics, as well as the development of Qantas’s trans-Pacific flight planning system.  

“I am enormously proud to be announced as an IEEE Fellow. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the University and Faculty of Engineering over many years. As an IEEE Fellow, I look forward to further contributing to the exciting and evolving field of robotics systems,”  Sukkarieh said.

This honour is not only a reflection of my individual efforts but also of the collaborative spirit that defines our research community

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering  Professor Willy Zwaenepoel commended Parameswaran and Sukkarieh on their achievement.

“Throughout your careers you have elevated the standards of engineering in your fields, with your lifelong dedication and expertise earning you both the esteemed title of IEEE Fellow. A big congratulations to you both, Sriand Salah,” he said. 

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