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The award, given to Cendes for his "contributions to the widespread use of user-friendly software tools for electromagnetic analysis and design," recognizes outstanding career achievements by an individual in the field of antennas and propagation.
Cendes accepted the award last night at the awards banquet of the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and the 2008 United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC/URSI) National Radio Science Meeting.
In addition to his responsibilities at Ansoft, Cendes is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. 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, New York. Cendes, who received his MS and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from McGill, 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.