Researcher named fellow of international engineering society

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Dr. Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology, an international professional society based in Great Britain.

The IET Fellow designation is awarded to engineers who have
demonstrated “superior individual responsibility, sustained achievement
and significant professionalism” in their careers. The IET, formerly
the Institute for Electrical Engineers, is the British equivalent to
the U.S. professional society IEEE (formerly the Institute for
Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Venayagamoorthy was named
fellow on Sept. 15, 2008. A member of the Missouri S&T faculty
since 2002, he has also received a Young Investigator Award from he
Office of Naval Research and a CAREER award from the National Science
Foundation. He is the first Missouri S&T faculty member to receive
both awards.

A senior member of IEEE and the International
Neural Network Society, Venayagamoorthy’s main research interests
include advanced computational methods for power systems stability and
control, alternative sources of energy, evolvable hardware and signal
processing. He has published more than 280 refereed papers in these

Prior to joining Missouri S&T, Venayagamoorthy was a
senior lecturer at the Durban Institute of Technology, South Africa. He
received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering
from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi, Nigeria, in 1994
and master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the
University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, in 1999 and 2002,

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