Jason Cong Amongst Four UCLA Engineering Researchers Named to National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced Tuesday its 2020 class of fellows, including four UCLA Samueli School of Engineering faculty members. There are now 18 UCLA Samueli-affiliated NAI fellows. Election to the NAI fellowship is the highest professional distinction exclusive for inventors and innovators from academic institutions. Among those awarded is Jason Cong, UCLA’s Volgenau Professor for Engineering Excellence and a distinguished professor of computer science at UCLA Samueli. A member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Cong has made groundbreaking contributions to electronic-design automation, energy-efficient computing and highly scalable algorithms. He also holds a faculty appointment in electrical and computer engineering.