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ISR's 20th Anniversary Celebration Symposium

ISR Founding Director John Baras thanks University System of Maryland  Chancellor William
ISR Founding Director John Baras thanks University System of Maryland Chancellor William "Brit" Kirwan, an early champion of the Institute.

ISR would like to thank everyone who participated in our 20th Anniversary Celebration Symposium on April 14. This was a very special day for the Institute. At left, ISR Founding Director John S. Baras presents Chancellor William "Brit" Kirwan with a token of thanks. The Chancellor was instrumental in supporting ISR's early development when he was the president of the University of Maryland. A special thanks to the long-time friends of ISR who spoke at the celebration:

William Kirwan
Chancellor, University System of Maryland

C.D. Mote, Jr.
President, University of Maryland

Nariman Farvardin
Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering

George Dieter
Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Lynn Preston
Deputy Division Leader, Centers
Division of Engineering Education and Centers
National Science Foundation

John Kenyon
Senior Vice President, Hughes Network Systems

Aris Melissaratos
Secretary of Business and Economic Development, State of Maryland

Thanks also to our speakers from academia who brought with them visions for future research in systems engineering:

Pravin Varaiya
Nortel Networks Distinguished Professor Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

Roger Brockett
ISR affiliated faculty member
An Wang Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Bede Liu
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University

Sanjoy Mitter
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eberhard Voit
Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Systems Biology, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Rajiv Laroia
Senior Vice President of Engineering
QUALCOMM Flarion Technologies
ISR alumnus, founder and CTO of Flarion Technologies

April 6, 2006


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