Arris chief strategy officer Tom Cloonan was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), singled out by the professional association for his leadership in the development of cable-modem termination systems.
Cloonan will become an IEEE Fellow effective Jan. 1, 2010, along with 298 other members of the 2010 class. The IEEE Fellow recognition is conferred by the association's board of directors on someone with "an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest."
"I am truly honored to be receiving this prestigious appointment to the IEEE Fellow level," Cloonan said in a statement. "It is a privilege to be able to work with great people in a company like Arris and in an industry like the cable industry, where innovation is the norm."
At Arris, Cloonan is involved in the architecture and planning of next-generation CMTS and edge QAM systems, as well as providing guidance for several programs across the company's business units. Cloonan joined Arris in 2001, when the company acquired Cadant, where he was architect and CTO responsible for designing and developing networking systems and leading development of the C4 CMTS product line.
Cloonan, who holds more than 20 U.S. patents, received his Ph.D. from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland; a master's of science in electrical engineering from Purdue University; and a bachelor's of science in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
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