Professor Kemal Akkaya was recently elevated to a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The rare distinction recognizes exceptional accomplishments in the engineering field. Dr. Akkaya was recognized for his contributions to routing and topology management in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks.
The IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE and is bestowed upon a limited number of Senior Members. The honorees have made important contributions to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology and brought significant value to society. The number of IEEE Fellows elevated in a year is no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership.
Dr. Akkaya is a professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences and received his PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005. Akkaya leads FIU’s Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) and is the acting research director for FIU’s Emerging Preeminent Program in Cybersecurity, a university-wide interdisciplinary program.