Evangelia (Litsa) Micheli-Tzanakou
Evangelia (Litsa) Micheli-Tzanakou, professor II and director of the Computational Intelligence Lab, passed away on September 23. She joined the Department of Electrical Engineering as Asst. Professor in Jan. 1981. When the BME Department was formed in 1986 she was appointed as Co-Graduate Director. She served as the Second Biomedical Engineering Chair from 1990-1998. Litsa was one of the founding Fellows of AIMBE. She served as an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Surgery, RWJ Medical School for more than twenty years. Litsa was featured as one of IEEE innovators and "The Scientist", plus featured in the Women`s History Month in the IEEE History Center from IEEE. Her awards include the achievement award from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in 1992, the recipient of Meritorious Service Award, IEEE-CIS in 2006 and 2010 IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award.
Memorial Services will be at Paskas/McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ on Thursday, September 27th from 5pm-9pm. (908) 686-5118