UMBC CSEE Professor Mohamed Younis has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to protocols, architecture, and analysis of multi-hop wireless networks. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.
Dr. Younis is currently a professor and associate chair for UMBC’s Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department. Previously he served as the director of UMBC’s Computer Engineering graduate program. Before joining UMBC, he was with Honeywell International Inc., where he led multiple projects to build integrated fault-tolerant avionics and dependable computing infrastructure and participated in developing the Redundancy Management System for the Vehicle and Mission Computer for NASA’s X-33 space launch vehicle.
Dr. Younis’ technical interest includes network architectures and protocols, wireless sensor networks, embedded systems, fault-tolerant computing, secure communication, and distributed real-time systems. He has published over 300 technical papers in refereed conferences and journals and has seven granted and three pending patents. In addition, he serves or has served on the editorial board of multiple journals and the organizing and technical program committees of numerous conferences.
The IEEE Board of Directors confers the IEEE Grade of Fellow 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 a significant career achievement.