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Scaglione Receives 2013 IEEE Fink Award

Posted on: January 1, 2013

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has awarded the 2013 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award to Anna Scaglione, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis. The IEEE recognized Scaglione for her paper, written with collaborators Stefano Gallo and Zhifang Wang, “For the Grid and Through the Grid: The Role of Power Communications in the Smart Grid," published in the IEEE Proceedings in June 2011. Recipients of the IEEE Fink Award award receive a certificate and an honorarium.

Established in 1979, the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award honors Donald G. Fink, the past president of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), and the first general manager and executive director of the IEEE. Recipients of this award receive a certificate and a honorarium. This award is given for "the most outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper published in the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or in the Proceedings of the IEEE between 1 January and 31 December of the preceding year". The nominees are named by the IEEE's Prize Papers/Scholarship Awards Committee and Awards Board.

Anna Scaglione received her Ph.D in electrical engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1999 and spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota and a year as assistant professor at the University of New Mexico. She joined UC Davis in 2008 after leaving Cornell University, where she started as assistant professor in 2001 and became associate professor in 2006. Scaglione’s research interests include RF Communications, sensor networks for power systems and network science.

The world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is headquartered in New York City. The IEEE has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries, about half of whom reside in the U.S.

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