David Whalley has been elevated to IEEE Fellow effective January 1, 2017 “for contributions to architectural and compilation techniques to meet embedded system constraints.” The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. David Whalley is the second member of the department elevated to the IEEE fellow status after Ted Baker.