Two ECE Faculty Members Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Dr. Swarup Bhunia (L) and Dr. Volker Sorger (R)

Two ECE Florida faculty members, Dr. Swarup Bhunia and Dr. Volker Sorger, have been elevated to the rank of life fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of the prestigious grade elevation. 

Swarup Bhunia

Dr. Swarup Bhunia

Dr. Bhunia was elevated

For contributions to the design of secure and trustworthy microelectronic systems.

Dr. Bhunia is the Semmoto Endowed Professor and the director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Invention of the Year at the University of Florida (2022), the EECS Excellence in Research Award from Case Western Reserve University (2013), an IBM Faculty Award (2013), and an NSF CAREER Award (2011).

His primary research interests include hardware and systems security, food and medicine safety, adaptive and energy-efficient computing, and wearable and implantable systems.

He received his B.E. with honors from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, and the M.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2005.

Volker Sorger

Dr. Sorger was elevated

For contributions to the optoelectronic devices and photonic-electronic ASICs.

He is the director of the Florida Semiconductor Institute and the Walden and Paula Rhines Endowed Professor in Semiconductor Photonics. He is a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, a fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (PECASE) winner.

Dr. Sorger’s research interests fall broadly into devices & optoelectronics, AI/ML accelerators, mixed-signal ASICs, quantum processors, and advanced chip packaging.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of California–Berkeley in 2011, and his M.A. from the University of Texas in 2005.

About IEEE

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