Prof. James KWOK and former PhD graduate Prof. Jiangchuan LIU elevated to IEEE Fellow

CSE Faculty Prof. James Kwok and CSE PhD graduate, Prof Jiangchuan Liu, whom is the former PhD student of Prof. Bo Li of Simon Fraser University is elevated to IEEE fellow.

Prof. James Kwok was elevated for his contributions to computational algorithms for kernel methods and Prof. Liu was elevated for his contributions to multimedia communications and content distribution over the internet.

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Congratulations to Prof. Kwok and Prof. Liu!