Aravind K. Joshi, Ph.D., the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science and Director of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
Joshi's election recognizes his four decades of research in cognitive science. His research specialty, natural language processing, draws on computer science and linguistics to study how computers can process text and speech to understand language structure in useful ways.
"Dr. Joshi's election to membership in the [NAE] is well deserved," said Eduardo D. Glandt, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Joshi is the eighth member of the SEAS faculty to be elected to the NAE. Academy membership honors outstanding contributions to engineering theory and practice and pioneering technology developments.
Originally published on February 25, 1999