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IET Award for contribution to research journal leadership

Published: 20 September 2008

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi has received the 1st Publishing Achievement Award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Professor Al-Hashimi has edited IET Computers and Digital Techniques for the last five years, during which time it has gone from strength to strength. Professor Al-Hashimi relaunched the journal to reflect emerging and new trends in System-on-chip; low power embedded computing systems and CAD tools. As a result the submission rate has increased significantly and the journal is now recognized as one of the leading journals in the field.

The IET Award recognized Professor Al-Hashimi's 'vision, energy and technical expertise with awareness of the emerging topics'. His strong international standing in the research community and the world-leading work of the Electronic Systems and Devices group in ECS of which he is a member has grown confidence in the journal and encouraged its greater prominence.

'Of course I am delighted that I am the recipient of the 1st IET Publishing Achievement Award,' said Professor Al-Hashimi, 'and look forward to move the journal forward to establish it as the journal for choice for researchers worldwide to publish their new research results in the area of computer engineering.'

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