|April 13, 2001|
Bob Braden and Eduard Hovy are the newest ISI Fellows.|
The award was instituted in 1999 to honor a limited number
of ISI personnel who have achieved a high level of external
distinction through notable contributions to science and/or
technology, according to ISI Executive Director Herbert
Braden was recognized for his long history of contributions
to both the Internet and the networking community. Braden
played a leadership role in the Internet Engineering and
Research Task Forces (IETF and IRTF) since their inception,
serving as the IETF RFC co-Editor and the IRTF End-to-End
Research Group chair. He played a critical role in the
development of many of the key network protocols - such as
the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), the Transport Control
Protocol (TCP), and the Reservation Protocol (RSVP).
"The shape and success of today's Internet owe a great deal
to Bob." said Schorr.
Hovy was recognized for work that made him a world leader
in natural language, where he is noted for his significant
impact across such areas as language generation, machine
translation, text summarization, ontology development and
maintenance, and multimedia interfaces.
"Ed leads through his research results, his helping to set the
agenda for the field by articulately enunciating new
questions, his management of influential software
prototyping efforts, and the very active role he plays at the
highest levels of key professional organizations," said
The pair will hold their new ISI Fellow titles simultaneously
with their existing titles, benefits and responsibilities.