Hari Balakrishnan named 2020 IEEE Fellow

Hari Balakrishnan

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named MIT professor Hari Balakrishnan an elected fellow for his contributions to “the design and application of mobile sensing systems.”

Effective January 1, the fellowship is a prestigious honor given to less than 0.1 percent of the organization’s voting members.

Balakrishnan is the Fujitsu Chair Professor at EECS and leads CSAIL’s Networks and Mobile Systems group.

His research focuses on networking, data management, and mobile sensing. Past work has also revolved around mobile and sensor computing, wireless networks, Internet architecture, and overlay and P2P networks.

Besides his academic work, Balakrishnan also co-founded and advised multiple companies, including most recently Cambridge Mobile Telematics, a platform that develops mobile sensing and AI techniques to change driver behavior and make roads safer around the world. 

He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2015 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. 

The complete list of 2020 fellows is available on the IEEE site: https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/about/fellows/2020-ieee-fellow-class.pdf