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CAVS Leader Earns Major Engineering Profession Recognition

January 14, 2014

Dr. Roger King is receiving the highest membership honor of a leading international organization. He will be formally designated later this month as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

A member of the university faculty since 1988, he directs the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), a major interdisciplinary research unit of the Bagley College of Engineering. King, a University of Wales doctoral graduate, is among a select MSU faculty group holding the title of William L. Giles Distinguished Professor, MSU's highest academic rank.

With nearly 400,000 members spread among some 160 countries, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society. Its members work to advance innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. In IEEE, the rank of Fellow recognizes members who have made a significant impact to their respective fields. Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the total membership earns the honor each year.

King's latest recognition is based, in part, on his contributions to power systems data analytics to improve grid reliability. He also has made significant technical contributions in other areas of data analytics and information semantics throughout his long career.

Most recently at CAVS, King led in developing research activities that focus on vehicle weight reduction, improved crashworthiness, crash avoidance, new power-generation, and autonomous vehicle control, as well as advances in improved diagnostics, manufacturing, and human-interface and computational design technologies.

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