Suman Banerjee Chosen as IEEE Fellow

By Elea Levin

Computer Sciences Professor Suman Banerjee became an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow effective January 1, 2022. The title, which is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE, was awarded to Banerjee for his “development of tools to improve performance and usability of wireless systems.”

The IEEE Fellow distinction is awarded to a highly limited number of senior IEEE members to recognize their significant contributions to the advancement of engineering, science and technology. The number of IEEE Fellows elevated in a year is no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership.

“Any award like this usually has a bigger cast of contributors, and I am truly grateful to all of my current and former students, my collaborators, colleagues, and many mentors I have had over the years, who have supported me and helped bring many of the research activities to fruition,” said Banerjee.

Banerjee came to UW-Madison in 2003. In addition to teaching in the Computer Sciences Department, Banerjee also teaches in the College of Engineering. His primary research interests include networking and distributed systems, specifically mobile and wireless networking systems, overlay systems, traffic classification, and network security. Banerjee is an ACM Fellow, an NSF Career awardee, and a SIGMOBILE RockStar awardee.