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Susan Hagness
February 2, 2022

Hagness elected AAAS Fellow

Written By: Staff


Susan Hagness, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of 13 University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members elected to the 2021 class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Hagness, the Philip Dunham Reed Professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, earned the honor for her distinguished contributions to computational and experimental applied electromagnetics, with an emphasis on bioelectromagnetics and the development of diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for biomedical applications.

Fellow status, dating back to 1874, is bestowed annually on members of AAAS who are nominated by their peers and recognized for their efforts to advance science and society. Last November, 564 engineers and innovators who are members of AAAS were selected as lifetime Fellows. Each is expected to maintain the highest standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics.

In addition to Hagness, UW-Madison’s honorees include: David Andes, professor of medicine and medical microbiology and immunology; Stephen Russell Carpenter, professor emeritus of integrative biology; Mark D. Hill, professor emeritus of computer sciences and partner hardware architect at Microsoft; Jerlando F.L. Jackson, professor of educational leadership and policy analysis; Somesh Jha, professor of computer sciences; Shawn M. Kaeppler, professor of agronomy; Kevin J. Niemi, emeritus director of outreach programs at the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement; Jignesh M. Patel, professor of computer sciences; Jennifer Marie Schomaker, professor of chemistry; Vanessa Sperandio, professor of medical microbiology; Monica G. Turner, professor of integrative biology; and Eric M. Wilcots, dean of the College of Letters & Science and professor of astronomy.

The new fellows will be recognized at an in-person AAAS event later in 2022.