InterDigital Principal Engineer Named IEEE Fellow

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that Dr. Monisha Ghosh, a principal engineer in its InterDigital Labs group, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, effective January 1, 2015, for her work benefiting the technical advancement of the wireless industry.

IEEE Fellows are elected based on outstanding records of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and career achievement. The total number of IEEE Fellows selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting IEEE membership.

Over the past 23 years, Dr. Ghosh has made a series of significant contributions to the analysis and design of practical communications systems and in the application of signal processing algorithms to communication systems such as HDTV digital broadcasting, cable and, more recently, cognitive radio for TV White Spaces. Her work on TV White Spaces spanned the technical, regulatory and standardization fronts, with significant contributions to the IEEE 802.22 standard. Her current areas of research are in next generation Wi-Fi and 5G cellular systems.

"It underscores the strength of InterDigital Labs and our research to have one of our current researchers chosen to hold the title of IEEE Fellow, which is a very select honor," said Dr. Byung K. Yi, Executive Vice President, InterDigital Labs, and Chief Technology Officer at InterDigital. "IEEE is held in high industry regard and is an organization that InterDigital works with closely to advance wireless technology. This honor underscores Dr. Ghosh's commitment to wireless innovation, and validates her position as an industry leader."

InterDigital's association with the IEEE organization is longstanding. Brian Kiernan, recently retired Vice President and Chief Scientist at InterDigital, was awarded the IEEE Computer Society Hans Karlsson Award in 2013. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding skills and diplomacy, team facilitation and joint achievement in the promotion of computer standards.

Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 400 international technical conferences each year.

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