Kenneth Laker, professor in the department of electrical and systems engineering in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Technical Activities Board Hall of Honor.
At Penn, Dr. Laker’s research is in mixed mode integrated circuit design and testing. He focuses on high performance, low-power data acquisition and radio-frequency systems, which have many important applications and present challenging obstacles for design, implementation and testing. Dr. Laker’s commendation is for “championing the use of information technologies and the internet, contributing to the development of IEEE Xplore,” the organization’s digital repository and research database.
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. Its Technical Activities Board is responsible for the organization’s mission to foster the development and facilitate the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge that benefits members, the profession and humanity. The Technical Activities Board Hall of Honor is designed to honor those who have made major contributions to this mission.