Ansoft Chairman/CTO Receives IEEE Award
DR. ZOLTAN CENDES, Ansoft Corporation founder, chairman and chief technology officer, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Distinguished Achievement Award. Cendes earned the award for his "contributions to the widespread use of user-friendly software tools for electromagnetic analysis and design." The award recognizes outstanding career achievements by an individual in the field of antennas and propagation. In addition to his responsibilities at Ansoft, Cendes is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA. He has served as professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon, as an associate professor of electrical engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and as an engineer in the Corporate Research and Development Center of the General Electric Company in Schenectady, NY. Cendes received his MS and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from McGill. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has served on the editorial board of IEEE Spectrum, on the International Steering Committee of the Compumag Conference and as an IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer.

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