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Dean of the UM College of Engineering to receive 2010 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award
Date:6/16/2010

James M. Tien, distinguished professor, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Miami and world-renowned researcher and educator, who has devoted over 25 years to enhancing IEEE's image and improving the services it provides to its members and industry, is being honored with the 2010 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award. IEEE is the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity.

"I am deeply honored by this award," says Tien. "Moreover, to be recognized for doing what I enthusiastically volunteered to do -- to make IEEE the organization of choice for technical, publication and educational activities --is akin to receiving a double honor. It has been a humbling and rewarding experience."

The award, sponsored by the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB), recognizes Tien for vision and leadership in advancing IEEE's global visibility and recognition as an innovator in technical, publication and educational services. The award will be presented on June 26, 2010 at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and will be broadcast live on the Web through IEEE.tv (www.ieee.tv).

Tien has worked tirelessly in providing effective leadership for IEEE volunteers and staff in pursuit of his vision of making IEEE the "organization of choice" for professional growth and the source for technical publications and educational material. Tien has left a lasting imprint on IEEE through his involvement with over 60 committees and boards, especially the IEEE TAB, Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB) and Education Activities Board (EAB). His wealth of accomplishments in advancing IEEE's goals can be credited to his proactive nature and ability to motivate colleagues to support his vision.

Tien has served on many committees within the IEEE TAB. As chair of the TAB Publication Committee, he was instrumental in safeguarding and improving IEEE publications
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Contact: Marie Guma-Diaz
m.gumadiaz@umiami.edu
305-284-5500
University of Miami
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