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CMU Portugal faculty member Soummya Kar elevated to fellow status in the IEEE Institute

Soummya Kar, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and Faculty member of the CMU Portugal Program has been elevated to fellow status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

The CMU Professor is currently the principal investigator of CMU Portugal Large- Scale Collaborative project, Building Hope. This 3-year project proposes to develop and validate a tool for Holistic Optimization of Prosumed Energy (HOPE) of buildings. Kar is also presently the Supervisor at CMU of Dual Degree Ph.D. student Cláudio Gomes and has supervised three other Dual Degree students, now alumni.

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fits this prestigious grade elevation. Kar’s research interests span several aspects of stochastic adaptive control, decision-making, learning, and inference in large-scale networked dynamical systems.

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