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2016 ieee medals

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr.
Education Medal

IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal
Sponsored by the Federation of Electric Power
Companies, Japan

Sponsored by MathWorks, Pearson, and the
IEEE Life Members Fund

simon Haykin

Masayoshi esashi

For contributions to engineering education in adaptive signal processing and
communication

For pioneering contributions to microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS), and
their uses in automobiles, cellular phones,
industrial equipment, and medical devices

With a passion for ensuring that education and research regularly
reinforce each other, Simon Haykin is among the most influential electrical engineering educators of our generation. A prolific
writer of textbooks, Haykin believes that, whenever possible, an
author should make sure that the teacher adopting the textbook
and the student studying from the book both feel comfortable in
reading the textbook. This belief has been key to the success of
his many landmark books on signal processing, adaptive filtering,
communications (both analog and digital), neural networks, and
learning machines that have made him well known throughout
the world. The use of his textbooks is so widespread that many if
not most of today's practicing engineers learned their fundamentals in communications, radio, and radar from Haykin. In 2015, it
was estimated that over 14,000 students at over 120 universities in
the United States and Canada alone were using one of Haykin's
textbooks. He continues to define new topics that bring together
signal processing, communications, controls, machine learning,
and cognitive science. Haykin's current focus is devoted to a new
way of thinking about human cognition from an engineering
perspective. He has written books on cognitive networks and the
fundamentals of cognitive radio and is currently working on what
he considers his most important text, Cognitive Dynamic System
Theory. This book builds on the teaching of cognitive dynamic
systems at the graduate level and beyond by mimicking the brain
and complementing it with engineering fundamentals. Haykin
was the founding director of McMaster University's Communications Research Laboratory, which has distinguished itself for
contributions to signal processing, adaptive filtering, radar, and
communications.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,
and recipient of many international awards, Haykin is a Distinguished University Professor with the Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department at McMaster University, Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada.

Masayoshi Esashi has been a pioneering force of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology for over 40 years, developing and bringing to market the tiny sensors and actuators that
provide advanced functionalities in today's automobiles, cellular
phones, industrial equipment, and medical devices. Esashi's key
contributions to biomedical microsensors began in the 1970s,
where his work on an ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET)
led to the development of medical catheters for in-vivo pH and
PCO2 monitoring. During the 1980s, Esashi developed many
MEMS and integrated circuit (IC) devices including a servotype accelerometer, networked tactile sensor, multifreedom active
catheter, and a monolithically integrated capacitive pressure sensor
that was commercialized by Toyoda Machine Works. The microfluidic system developed by Esashi during the 1990s, which featured microchannels, flow sensors, valves, and pumps on a silicon
wafer, provided the foundation for the micro total analysis system/lab-on-a-chip technologies of today. To provide the oftenlacking tools needed for continued innovation of MEMS-based
devices, Esashi used his IC research and development experience
to help develop etchers, deposition machines, and special lithography and evaluation tools. His development of an ion-reactive
etcher enabled the fabrication of deep trenches in silicon, which
was critical to the commercialization of inertial sensors now used
in over 1 million automobiles for active safety control. Another
hallmark of Esashi's career has been his belief in "open innovation" collaboration. He established the Micro System Integration
Center where companies can work together to advance MEMS
technologies. This has resulted in wafer-level-based hetero-integrated devices such as piezoelectric MEMS switches for mobile
phones, monolithic tunable filters for cognitive radios, MEMSon-IC networked tactile sensors for human-friendly robots, and
massively arrayed electron beam emitters for maskless high-speed
nanolithography.
An IEEE Member and recipient of the Medal with Purple
Ribbon from the government of Japan, Esashi is a professor with
Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

Scope: For a career of outstanding contributions to education in
the fields of interest of IEEE.

Scope: For outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.

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