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Electrical engineering professor honored for career achievements

Asad and Jamal Madni

Asad and Jamal Madni receive awards from engineering society.

Asad Madni, professor of electrical engineering, is being recognized with the Vladimir Karapetoff Outstanding Technical Achievement Award by the honor society for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The Karapetoff award recognizes career accomplishments. Madni currently guides doctoral research in high speed signal processing at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and previously served in senior executive roles at BEI Technologies and Systron Donner Corporation. His many accomplishments include the Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System for Hubble Space Telescope’s Star Selector System, which provided the Hubble with unprecedented accuracy and stability, resulting in remarkable images that have enhanced our understanding of the universe. He was also behind the revolutionary MEMS GyroChip technology that is used worldwide for electronic stability control and rollover protection in passenger vehicles.

He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow/Eminent Engineer of 14 of the world’s most prestigious professional academies and societies, and has been awarded five honorary doctorates and five honorary professorships.

Madni’s son, Jamal, who is a UCLA graduate, is also getting an award from the group. Jamal will receive the 2017 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Young Professional Award for his past achievements and future promise.

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