Reda named to 2023 class of IEEE Fellows

Sherief Reda headshotBrown Engineering and Computer Science Professor Sherief Reda has been elevated to a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for class of 2023. Reda was recognized for contributions to energy-efficient and approximate computing.

Elevation to the grade of IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors and career achievements that can be bestowed by the Institute in recognition of technical, educational, and leadership achievements. It is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon persons 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 is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The organization and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. As of 2022, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has 423,000+ members with 6,911 members designated Fellows, each of whom is associated with one of the 41 societies under the IEEE.

Reda's research interests are in the area of computer engineering, focusing on energy-efficient computing, design automation of integrated circuits, embedded systems, and computer architecture. After earning his undergraduate and Sc.M. degrees from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Reda received his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of California at San Diego in 2006. He joined the Brown faculty that same year.

He has co-authored and edited two books, has published over 135 articles in leading journals and archival proceedings, and he has received several best paper nominations and awards. He has been a principal investigator or co-PI on more than $21M of funded projects from federal agencies and industry corporations. Reda has served as a chair and technical program committee member for many IEEE/ACM conferences in his research area, and as an associate editor for Elsevier Integration and IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. Reda was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2010. He is a holder of five U.S. patents.

He becomes the seventh current member of the School of Engineering faculty to become an IEEE Fellow, joining Professor and Emeritus Dean Larry Larson (2000: for development and applications of high-speed integrated circuits and devices), Professor Dan Mittleman (2011: for contributions to terahertz radiation imaging, sensing and spectroscopy), Professor Arto Nurmikko (2000: for contributions to laser science and optoelectronics devices), Professor Christopher Rose (2007: for contributions to wireless communication systems theory), Professor Harvey Silverman (1997: for contributions to digital signal processing and its application to speech recognition and microphone arrays), and Professor Gabriel Taubin (2001: for contributions to the development of three-dimensional geometry compression technology and multimedia standards).