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Drexel CCI Professor William Regli Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

April 27, 2017

The IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, selected Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CC) Professor William Regli, PhD as a 2017 IEEE Fellow. Regli will be honored among several other Philadelphia area fellows in fields such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and allied branches of Engineering, Arts and Science at the IEEE Philadelphia Chapter’s annual awards gala on April 29 at The Union League of Philadelphia. 

IEEE Fellows are chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments in their field of interest. The fellowship is highly prestigious, with less than 1/10th of one percent of the total voting membership selected each year. The awards are chosen by a committee out of nominees chosen by current members.

Regli serves as acting director of DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) (beginning Jan. 2017), where he previously served as deputy director for the past two years. In addition to his professorship at CCI, Regli holds departmental appointments in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics and in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel’s College of Engineering; and in the College of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. His current interests include computational tools to exploit the properties of advanced materials, additive manufacturing systems, and enabling new paradigms for design and production. 

Regli has published more than 250 technical articles, including those in leading venues for research in computer graphics, artificial intelligence, robotics, wireless networking, tissue engineering and engineering design and manufacturing. His research has spawned two start-up technology companies and resulted in five U.S. patents. Regli holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Saint Joseph's University. He is also a senior member of both the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

The IEEE seeks to provide professional development for those in the electrical and computer engineering field through scientific, educational and professional programs. IEEE has a number of highly cited professional publications, including: IEEE Spectrum Magazine, IEEE Access, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and Proceedings of the IEEE. 

The Philadelphia Chapter of IEEE was formed in 1903, and today serves 4,000 members in the Delaware Valley including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. They hold regular meetings and events and host a student chapter, which offers a leadership scholarship.