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Engineering academic elected a Fellow of the IEEE

A University of Bristol academic has been elected a Fellow of the world’s largest and most prestigious professional association for the advancement of technology.

David Bull, Professor of Signal Processing in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his contributions in video analysis, compression and communications.

Professor Bull’s work has been highlighted in the award, not just for its academic excellence but also because of its commercial significance.   His recent work in video compression has set new levels for quality and error resilience while his previous work is now being exploited widely, for example in wireless video products from University of Bristol spin-off - ProVision Communications.

Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Dean of Engineering, said: “The Faculty is delighted Dave has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE. This is an excellent achievement and we now have two IEEE Fellows in the Faculty.”

The IEEE has over 400,000 members in more than 160 countries and is a leading authority on a wide range of areas from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

An IEEE Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of achievement in any of the IEEE fields of interest.  298 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2013.

Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 per cent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards.  The organisation also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 400 international technical conferences each year.