Members of the World Academy of Sciences have elected H. Vincent Poor, dean of Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, as a fellow.

In a letter, the society’s president, Bai Chunli, said that Poor’s election is “a clear recognition of your outstanding contribution to science and its promotion in the developing world.” Poor, the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, was elected in the society’s 26th annual meeting in Vienna in November. Founded in 1983, the World Academy of Sciences acts to further the advancement of science in the developing world.

Poor earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1977 and joined the Princeton faculty in 1990. Among his many honors, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005, the National Academy of Sciences in 2011 and the Royal Society in 2014.