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Electrical and computer engineering educator

Karl Hess, Austrian Electrical and computer engineering educator. University scholar University of Illinois, 1982-1983; Fulbright scholar, 1973-1974. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Josip Juraj Ebers award 1994, David Sarnoff field award 1995), American Physical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Hess, Karl was born on June 20, 1945 in Trumau, Austria. Arrived in United States, 1977, naturalized, 1988. Son of Karl Joseph and Gertrude (Resch) Hess.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, Austria, 1970. Doctor of Science (honorary), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, 2003.

Career

Research assistant, U. Vienna, 1969-1971;assistant professor, U. Vienna, 1971-1977;university lecturer, U. Vienna, 1977;visiting associate professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1977-1980;professor electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1988; Adjunct Professor supercomputing applications, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1990;Swanlund Endowed chair, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1996;professor physics, University of Illinois, Urbana.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (J. J. Ebers award 1994, David Sarnoff Field award 1995, H. Welker Memorial medal 2001), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Physical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music.

Connections

Married Sylvia Horvath, September 1967. Children: Ursula, Karl.

father:
Karl Joseph Hess

mother:
Gertrude (Resch) Hess

spouse:
Sylvia Horvath

children:
Ursula Hess

Karl Hess