Helal Named a 2019 AAAS Fellow

Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, Ph.D.
Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, Ph.D.

Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, Ph.D., a professor in CISE, was named a 2019 Fellow of the  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the field of pervasive computing, particularly in assistive environments supportive of aging and independent living.

Dr. Helal is an IEEE Fellow and Finland Distinguished Professor. He was named to the AAAS Section on Information, Computing and Communication.

Prospective AAAS Fellows are nominated from the AAAS general membership and elected via a process that is finalized by the AAAS Council, the organization’s member-elected governing body. This year, 443 members nationwide have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. AAAS Fellow’s lifetime honor comes with an expectation that recipients maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.

Visit AAAS for more information on its Fellows.