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Prem Kumar and Hooman Mohseni Elected Fellows of SPIE

Two faculty members in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have been elected fellows of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Prem Kumar, AT&T Professor of Information Technology and director of Center for Photonic Communication and Computing, is recognized for "specific achievements in quantum fiber optics, optical communications and nonlinear and quantum optics." Kumar's research interests include quantum fiber optics (generation and distribution of quantum entanglement over the fiber channel and quantum cryptography over fiber lines), optical communications, and nonlinear and quantum optics.

Hooman Mohseni, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is recognized for "specific achievements in novel heterojunction photon detectors." Mohseni's research involves single photon detectors, novel infrared detectors, photo integrated circuits, and nanophotonics.

SPIE is honoring 62 new fellows this year. Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE in particular. More than 800 SPIE members have become fellows since the Society's inception in 1955.