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2014 IEEE TECHNICAL FIELD AWARDS

IEEE Electromagnetics Award
Sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, IEEE
Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and
Techniques Society, and IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio
Processing Award
Sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society

Allen Taflove

Biing-Hwang Juang

For contributions to the development
and application of finite-difference timedomain (FDTD) solutions of Maxwell's
equations across the electromagnetic
spectrum

For pioneering contributions to
automatic speech recognition and
speech coding

Allen Taflove is considered the researcher most responsible for
the worldwide use of finite-difference time-domain (FDTD)
methods for solving scientific and engineering problems involving electromagnetic wave interactions with material objects. Since
1972, his FDTD research has pioneered fundamental theory, algorithms, and applications of the numerical technique for Maxwell's
equations published by K.S. Yee in 1966. Through Prof. Taflove's
research, FDTD has become the primary method to model complex electromagnetic interactions ranging across the spectrum
from ultralow-frequency geophysical phenomena spanning the
entire Earth to nanometer-scale photonics. His publication, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, is the seventh most-cited book in physics.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr.Taflove is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Northwestern University, Evanston,
Illinois. Here, he is applying FDTD to develop novel hyperspectral
microscopy techniques for early detection of deadly human cancers.

Biing-Hwang Juang has developed speech recognition and
coding technologies found in practically all of today's cell
phones, smartphones, and voice-enabled applications. He was
one of the first to realize the potential of Hidden Markov
Models (HMMs) for speech recognition systems, which enable computers to identify spoken words and sentences. His
"mixture density HMM" became the dominant technology
for speech recognition systems used in cell phones, voice-enabled navigation systems, and customer service telecom lines.
Dr. Juang was one of the first to develop vector quantization
methods for low-bit-rate speech coding. He also codeveloped
an efficient speech representation method that is at the heart of
speech coders used in cell phones and for Voice over Internet
applications.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Juang is the Motorola Foundation Chair
Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of
Technology, Atlanta.

IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award

IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission
and Distribution Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society

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

Sanjay Kumar Banerjee

Willem Boone

For contributions to column-IV MOSFETs
and related materials processing

For successful international leadership
and guidance in understanding critical
factors affecting power cable life and in
improving diagnostic test procedures

Sanjay Kumar Banerjee's innovative contributions to metal-oxide
field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) have driven advances in static
random access memory (SRAM), dynamic random access memory (DRAM), and flash memory prevalent in today's computers
and mobile devices. Dr. Banerjee's work has been integral to the
continued scaling of MOSFETs and enabling low-power electronics. Dr. Banerjee was a leader in the development of the vertical trench transistor/capacitor used by Texas Instruments in the
world's first 4-Mb DRAM. His patented work on polysiliconon-insulator MOSFETs advanced SRAM technology. He also
demonstrated the first three-terminal MOS tunnel FET as well as
the first high-k dielectric/silicon-germanium quantum dot gates
for flash memories.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Banerjee is the Cockrell Regents Chair
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Microelectronics Center at the University of Texas,
Austin.

Willem Boone's pioneering diagnostic and condition-assessment
methods for power cables have been invaluable to the electric
power industry in determining product life and avoiding electrical failure. Among Mr. Boone's major contributions was his development of testing methods to detect water treeing in both aged
and new cables. Water treeing can advance degradation and lead
to electrical failure in buried or water-immersed high-voltage cables. Mr. Boone's methods aide utility companies in determining
when to replace existing cables. For testing new cables, he created
a high-frequency (500 Hz) accelerated method, which reduced
the ageing test duration to 4 months compared to approximately
2 years. Mr. Boone has also improved partial discharge detection
tools helpful in estimating remaining cable life, and he has been
very active in preparing related international user guides and standards within CIGRE, IEC, and ICC.
An IEEE Senior Member, Willem Boone is a senior consultant
with KEMA, now called DNV GL, Oosterbeek,The Netherlands.

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