Two UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professors, B.S. Manjunath and Upamanyu Madhow, have been elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). They join 167 distinguished academic inventors chosen this year as NAI Fellows.
“We offer sincere congratulations to Professors B.S. Manjunath and Upamanyu Madhow on their election to the National Academy of Inventors, said Tresa Pollock, interim dean of UCSB’s College of Engineering. “This is a well-deserved and prestigious peer recognition of their innovation and impactful contributions to society, based on leading-edge technologies related to computer vision and image search as well as communications and signal processing, respectively.”
The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election as an NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.
“This year’s class of NAI Fellows represents a truly outstanding caliber of innovators,” said NAI President Paul Sandberg. "The breadth and scope of their inventions is truly staggering. I am excited to see their creativity continue to define a new era of science and technology in the global innovation ecosystem.”