Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jack Keil Wolf named to National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to electrical engineering professor Jack K. Wolf. Today, he was elected to join the National Academy of Sciences.

The press release is here. (Update: May 3, 2010: The San Diego Union Tribune ran a short piece on the award.)

Some context from Larry Larson:

“If you think about saving data on a hard disk, the magnetic medium is imperfect. Jack’s innovations have allowed us to read data to and write data from these magnetic devices with near perfect fidelity. This is at the heart of the information revolution,” said Lawrence Larson, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

Info on Wolf's research:

Wolf, a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Jacobs School of Engineering, is an expert in digital information storage and signal processing for digital recording. He was an early proponent of applying information and communications theory to the construction of ultra-high-density information storage. The research results of Wolf and his students have been incorporated in the design of several storage systems. Wolf leads the Signal Processing Group – dubbed the “WolfPack” – within UCSD’s Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR).

Wolf is the Stephen O. Rice Professor of Magnetics at UCSD. He earned his Ph.D. in 1960 from Princeton University, and later taught at New York University, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Wolf joined the UCSD faculty in 1984.

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