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2010 IEEE
James L. Flanagan Speech and
Audio Processing Award

2010 IEEE
Andrew S. Grove Award

Sponsored by IEEE Signal Processing Society

Sponsored by IEEE Electron Devices Society

Sadaoki Furui

Bijan Davari

For contributions to and leadership in the field of
speech and speaker recognition toward natural
communication between humans and machines

For contributions to high-performance
deep-submicron CMOS technology

A leader in the field of speech processing for nearly two decades,
Sadaoki Furui continues to play an important role in improving
natural communication between humans and machines in today's
"voice activated" world. Best known for investigating human
perception of transient sounds during the 1980s, gaining an
important understanding of human hearing, Dr. Furui provided
the first quantifiable measurement of the importance of spectral
transition upon intelligibility. By incorporating spectral derivatives, also known as "delta cepstra," the accuracy of speech
recognition systems was greatly improved. Most of today's
practical speech recognition, speaker identification and verification systems incorporate this concept. Dr. Furui continues to be
a leader in the field, having recently overseen a Japanese national
project whose goal was to develop a system for automatic understanding and summarization of spontaneous speech. An IEEE
Fellow, Dr. Furui is currently a professor with the Department of
Computer Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Bijan Davari's pioneering work in miniaturization of semiconductor devices changed the world of computing. Dr. Davari's efforts
during the mid 1980s led to the first generation of high-performance, low-voltage deep-submicron complementary metal-oxide
semiconductor (CMOS) technology that enabled higher-speed
computers and the portable computers and battery-powered
handheld electronics we know today. His accomplishments
displaced bipolar technology in IBM mainframes and enabled
new high-speed UNIX servers, setting the standard for performance-optimized, low-power CMOS. Dr. Divari also led the
development of innovations such as low-voltage switches, copper
interconnect, silicon-on-insulator technology and high-performance logic-based embedded memory, making possible the
computers that serve as the backbone of Internet data centers.
An IEEE Fellow and IBM Fellow, Dr. Davari is currently vice
president of Next Generation Computing Systems/Technology at
the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

2010 IEEE
Herman Halperin Electric Transmission
and Distribution Award

2010 IEEE
Masaru Ibuka Consumer
Electronics Award

Sponsored by the Robert and Ruth Halperin
Foundation, in memory of Herman and Edna
Halperin, and IEEE Power & Energy Society

Sponsored by Sony Corporation

Carlos Katz

James Barton

For developing and understanding of factors that
influence life of XLPE- and EPR-insulated cable systems

For contributions to the development and
commercialization of digital video recorders

Carlos Katz's vital research on moisture prevention in power cables
has extended product life by over 25 years and saved the utility
industry substantial money worldwide. As Extruded cables insulated
with cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) and ethylene propylene
rubber (EPR) age, moisture diffuses into their insulation and in the
presence of electric stress a degradation phenomenon originates.
It was Mr. Katz's research that helped discover and explain the
moisture phenomenon (known as "water trees"), and it was his
efforts that led to a solution. Mr. Katz developed a method that
involved running dielectric liquids through the inter-strand spacing
of the aged cables. The liquids diffuse into the insulation to replace
the moisture, inhibiting further development of water trees and
allowing continued operation. An IEEE Life Fellow, Mr. Katz is
currently the president of Cable Technology Laboratories, Inc.,
New Brunswick, N.J., which provides testing services to manufacturers and utility companies to assure cable system reliability.

The creator of the modern digital video recorder (DVR) and cofounder of TiVo, Inc., James Barton's contribution to the field of
consumer electronics has created "life changing" products for people
throughout the world. DVR has provided a whole new television
viewing experience to consumers who can now automatically record
their favorite television programming for later viewing at their convenience, record a full season and pause and replay live shows. As a
connected device, Mr. Barton's software-driven technology enables a
living product whose functionality evolves over time and has set the
standard for ease of use and reliability. He developed the first "DVR
ads," which enable customers to interactively click through a regular
television ad for more information, and integrated audience measurement capabilities, allowing advertisers to receive direct feedback
on advertising effectiveness and understand consumer viewing
behaviors. An IEEE Member, Mr. Barton is currently the senior vice
president and chief technology officer at TiVo, Inc., Alviso, Calif.
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