Charles Leiserson elected to National Academy of Engineering

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CSAIL researcher Charles E. Leiserson is one of three at MIT to be among the 80 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

The Edwin Sibley Webster Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Leiserson was elected for his "theoretically grounded approaches to digital design and parallel computer systems." 

“It’s the depth and breadth of their scholarship and level of impact of the work that impresses me about our latest group of NAE members,” says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering and the Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. “Election to the NAE is one of the highest honors an engineer can receive from his or her peers.”

Election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

Including this year’s inductees, 134 current faculty and staff from MIT are members of the National Academy of Engineering. With this week’s announcement, NAE’s total U.S. membership stands at 2,275; the number of foreign associates is at 232.