Two elected to engineering academy

Feb. 16, 2005 4:08 p.m.

Professors Robert Calderbank and Stuart Hunter have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions among engineers.

Calderbank and Hunter were among 74 engineers elected to the academy for "outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education." They join 17 other Princeton engineers who are members of the academy

Calderbank, a professor of electrical engineering, mathematics and applied and computational mathematics, was cited for "leadership in communications research, from advances in algebraic coding theory to signal processing for wire-line and wireless modems." Calderbank came to Princeton in 2004 after 23 years at AT&T Labs, most recently as vice president for research and Internet and network systems.

The academy cited Hunter, who is a professor emeritus of civil engineering, for "the development and application of statistical methods for efficiently designed experiments and data interpretation." Hunter joined the Princeton faculty in 1961 and transferred to emeritus status in 1982.