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UMKC Engineering Faculty Named IEEE FELLOW

Deepankar Medhi Recognized for Contributions to the Design of Computer Communication Networks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –University of Missouri-Kansas City Curators’ Distinguished Professor Deepankar Medhi has been named an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Fellow. Medhi, tenured faculty member at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, is being recognized for his contributions to optimization and the design of computer-communication networks.

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. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. Medhi is the only member from the Kansas and Missouri region elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2018.

Medhi’s research contributions, spanning over 25 years, have influenced the advancement and application of engineering, science and technology and had a lasting impact on computer science. His innovative works include protection design models for multi-layer backbone networks and capacity design methodologies, and network resilience for geographically correlated failures. His current research focus areas include:

  • Resilient multilayer networks — architecture and design,
  • Cloud/data center networking,
  • Video quality-of-experience,
  • Internet routing protocols,
  • Network design, optimization, performance and management, and
  • Next generation networks

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.

About the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering
Located in one of the nation’s largest engineering communities, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)School of Computing and Engineering prepares students to work in cutting-edge engineering, computer science and information technology careers. SCE’s internationally recognized faculty prepare students for today’s competitive job market by providing a curriculum that includes the latest technology and business trends, as well as a comprehensive education in each field’s theory and fundamental practice.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on its six-part mission: placing student success at the center; leading in life and health sciences; advancing urban engagement; excelling in visual and performing arts; embracing diversity; and promoting research and economic development. For more information about UMKC, visit umkc.edu. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, see us on Instagram and watch us on YouTube. Read our students’ stories at #UMKCGoingPlaces.


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