Two CSU professors named fellows of artificial intelligence organization

Edwin Chong and Tony Maciejewski, professors of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, have been named fellows of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association.

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is everywhere in our daily lives. Its applications allow machines and computers to mimic human intelligence – from algorithms that enable personalized movie recommendations on Netflix to voice recognition technologies that help Siri perform a task.

Studio portrait photos of Edwin Chong and Tony Maciejewski
Edwin Chong (L) and Tony Maciejewski (R) have been named fellows of the AAIA.

Chong and Maciejewski lead cross-disciplinary research that leverages artificial intelligence for applications in sectors ranging from robotics to transportation. They join a select group of fellows from academia and industry dedicated to advancing the development and deployment of AI technologies around the globe.

Chong was named head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in June. He holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mathematics at CSU, and is a fellow of IEEE and American Association for the Advancement of Science. For the past nine years, he was the director of CSU’s Information, Science, and Technology Center, or ISTeC. Chong also served as president of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

Maciejewski previously served four terms as ECE department head. He is a fellow of IEEE and recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award. In addition to serving as president of the ECE Department Head Association in 2018, he led the ECE department in securing a Revolutionizing Engineering Departments grant from the National Science Foundation. The project garnered multiple honors, including Public Sector Project of the Year from the National Society of Professional Engineers – Colorado chapter.