UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Sarah Spurgeon named 2020 IEEE Fellow

27 November 2019

Head of Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) has been named as an IEEE Fellow

Sarah Spurgeon

Sarah Spurgeon, Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Professor of Control Engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow. She is being recognized “for contributions to variable structure control and estimation”.

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.

On being elevated to an IEEE Fellow, Sarah said:

I am incredibly honored to be elected an IEEE fellow joining such an esteemed group from the global community of electrical and electronic engineers. I look forward to continuing my work on the theory of variable structure systems and applying it to study problems from domains ranging from biology to robotics

IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards.  The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1700 international technical conferences each year.  If you would like to learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.  

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