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Engineering academic elected a Fellow of the IEEE

Professor Mario di Bernardo

Professor Mario di Bernardo

Press release issued: 23 November 2011

Professor Mario di Bernardo in the Department of Engineering Mathematics and a member of the Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Mario di Bernardo, Professor of Nonlinear Systems and Control in the Department of Engineering Mathematics and a member of the Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his contributions to the analysis, control and applications of nonlinear systems and complex networks.

The IEEE has over 395,000 members in more than 160 countries and is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Professor Jonathan Lawry, Head of the Department of Engineering Mathematics, said: “It is a great accolade to be elected a Fellow of the IEEE.  I am delighted for Mario as he is a worthy recipient.  The award reflects not only the engineering excellence for the Department but also for the Faculty and the University.”

Mario di Bernardo joined the University as a temporary lecturer in 1997.  He was promoted to a reader in 2003 and a professor in 2007.  He also holds, from 2005, an associate chair at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy.  He is currently Vice President of the IEEE Society on Circuits and Systems.  He has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific publications and has received funding from a number of sources, including the EPSRC, the EU and industry.  In 2007, he was bestowed the title of “Cavaliere” of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for scientific merits by the President of Italy.

An IEEE Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of achievement in any of the IEEE fields of interest.  321 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2011.

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 association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 400 international technical conferences each year. 


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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

The University of Bristol’s Merchant Venturers School of Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering delivers world-class research and outstanding teaching via its three departments: Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Mathematics.

The Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences (BCCS) is a new highly interdisciplinary centre for training and research funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council. The mission of the BCCS is that of nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers in the most challenging areas of the emerging sciences of complexity. The BCCS is a major collaboration across four faculties within the University of Bristol.

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