For the fourth time in five years, a Penn State Harrisburg electrical engineering faculty member will be honored for his accomplishments by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Sedig Agili has just been named the recipient of the Council’s 2010 Technical Achievement Award in recognition of his commitment to students, community outreach, and research accomplishments.
The award presentation will be made at the annual National Engineers Week Banquet Thursday, Feb. 18 at the West Shore Country Club, Camp Hill.
The council is comprised of member organizations located in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland, Perry, and York counties who coordinate the yearly celebration of Engineers Week in the greater Harrisburg area.
Agili follows three other Penn State Harrisburg faculty members who have earned the same award in the past – Professor of Engineering Aldo Morales, Instructor in Electrical Engineering AB Shafaye, and Director of the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Omid Ansary.
A faculty member in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology since 2001, Agili holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Marquette University and has served as co-director of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Signal Integrity since its inception in 2006. He currently teaches and conducts research in electronic communications, fiber optic communications, fiber optic sensors, and signal integrity of high-speed interconnects.
Agili has authored over 40 articles which have been published in journals and conference proceedings and has made presentations at numerous conferences and seminars. He was honored by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) with the best poster paper award at the 2007 International Conference on Consumer Electronics.
He is a senior member of IEEE and its Consumer Electronic Society and since 2003 has reviewed more than 40 technical papers for the International Conference on Consumer Electronics.
He is currently chair of the IEEE Susquehanna Section and a member of its Region 2 committee and has previously served as the section’s vice chair, technical programs chair, treasurer, and as chair of the Professional Activities Committee for Engineers.
He has co-organized three Central Pa. symposia on signal integrity and is a volunteer grader at the annual MathCounts competition for middle school students on the Penn State Harrisburg campus.