The IEEE has announced that Professor Carl Sechen has been named an IEEE Fellow, effective January 2002. His citation reads "For contributions to automated placement and routing in integrated circuits."
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A brief citation is issued to new Fellows describing their accomplishments and the total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth percent of the voting membership (exclusive of students and associates).
The UW EE Department now has 19 IEEE Fellows. A list, including their citations, appears at