Prof. Aaron Dollar Named an IEEE Fellow

Aaron Dollar, professor of mechanical engineering & materials Science and computer science, has been named an IEEE Fellow.

Dollar, who joined Yale in 2009, was cited for contributions to dexterous grasping and manipulation.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Much of Dollar’s research focuses on robot manipulation, dexterous grasping and manipulation, upper-limb prosthetics, human grasping and manipulation, and assistive and rehabilitation devices, among others.

Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world's leading professional organization for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.