History Committee Member introductions
Hi, this is Mischa Schwartz. This is my second year on the History Committee this current term, having served on the committee several years in a previous term. I'm the Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of EE at Columbia University. a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. I've been very active in the IEEE for many years, having served as an IEEE Director 1979-80 and President of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) 1984-85. Moat recently, I was the founding Chair of the ComSoc History Committee as well as being the Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine History Column, serving in those positions for three years. I am the author of 10 books in telecommunications, computer networks, mobile wireless communications, and signal processing, as well as many papers in those fields. I have also authored a number of papers on the history of communications. I was the founding Director of the NSF-sponsored Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia and have been the recipient of a number of awards in the fields of communications, computer networking, and engineering education. Among these are the IEEE Education Medal, the Edwin Armstrong award in communications, and the Okawa Prize for outstanding contributions and leadership in the fields of information and communication thoery, computer networks,wireless networks, and engineering education. My proudest achievement, however, is having been chosen one of the all-time 10 most outstanding EE educators during the IEEE centennial year, 1984.