UCSC computer engineer Katia Obraczka elected IEEE Fellow

Katia Obraczka
Katia Obraczka

Katia Obraczka, professor of computer engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Elevation to the grade of fellow is a prestigious honor conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors on members with an extraordinary record of accomplishment. The total number of fellows selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership.

Obraczka was recognized for "contributions to energy-efficient protocols and routing in wireless networks." Her Inter-Networking Research Group conducts research in the design, experimental evaluation, and implementation of network protocols for internetworks consisting of wired as well as wireless networks. The group's research activities span a number of areas in computer networks and distributed systems.

Obraczka is the first female IEEE Fellow on the UCSC faculty. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and M.S and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Southern California. She joined the UCSC faculty in 2001.