Machine Learning Professor Eric Xing Named 2019 IEEE Fellow

December 05, 2018

Machine Learning Professor Eric Xing Named 2019 IEEE Fellow

Fellow status is a distinction reserved for select members who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in an IEEE field of interest.

By Byron Spice

Byron Spice
  • Director of Media Relations

Machine learning Professor Eric Xing has been elevated to fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organization.

Xing, a professor in the Machine Learning Department since 2004, was cited "for contributions to machine learning algorithms and systems." His research interests lie in machine learning, computational biology and statistical methodology. He and his collaborators have developed a framework called Petuum for distributed machine learning with massive data, big models and a wide spectrum of algorithms. Petuum is now established as a company, of which Xing is founder, CEO and chief scientist.

The total number of fellows selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting IEEE membership. A complete list of the Class of 2019 is available on the IEEE site.

Byron Spice | Director of Media Relations | 412-268-9068 | bspice@cs.cmu.edu