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Engineering Dean H. Vincent Poor *77 has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Poor is a lead­ing researcher in the areas of sta­tis­ti­cal sig­nal pro­cess­ing, sto­chas­tic analy­sis and informa­tion the­ory — par­tic­u­larly as they apply to wire­less net­works. As EQN has pointed out before, two giants in Poor’s field of research also have an Edin­burgh con­nec­tion. The physi­cist James Clerk Maxwell and the inven­tor Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell were both educated at Edin­burgh.

In 2011 Poor received an hon­orary doc­tor­ate from the Uni­ver­sity of Edinburgh (see photo above).

David MacMillan, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, also was elected a fellow of the RSE this year.

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