Dr. Swarup Bhunia Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Dr. Swarup Bhunia, Director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World, has been elevated to the rank of life fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of the prestigious grade elevation.

Dr. Bhunia was elevated for contributions to the design of secure and trustworthy microelectronic systems.

Dr. Bhunia is the Semmoto Endowed Professor and the director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Invention of the Year at the University of Florida (2022), the EECS Excellence in Research Award from Case Western Reserve University (2013), an IBM Faculty Award (2013), and an NSF CAREER Award (2011).

His primary research interests include hardware and systems security, food and medicine safety, adaptive and energy-efficient computing, and wearable and implantable systems.


The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

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