IEEE Awards Booklet - 2016 - 21

2016 ieee technical field awards

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

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

giorgio Franceschetti

takehiro Moriya

For leadership in the academic world,
teaching, research, and scientific activities in advanced electromagnetics

For contributions to speech and audio
coding algorithms and standardization

Giorgio Franceschetti has helped advance the field of electromagnetics through innovative research and high-level teaching
covering diverse areas ranging from electromagnetic propagation
in complex environments to wireless transmission power. Franceschetti introduced the study of electromagnetic fields and waves to
Italian universities in 1965 and established an outstanding research
community. His contributions to synthetic aperture radar technologies have been successfully used for imaging the Earth's surface
from space. His work on the degrees of freedom involving scattering fields has enabled more accurate sampling, which has impacted
electromagnetic imaging. As recognition of his long-lasting impact
on electromagnetics, the November/December 2014 issue of the
Forum for Electromagnetic Research Methods and Application Technologies (Vol. 6, NEWS&VIEWS) was dedicated to Franceschetti and
contains a salute and a tribute to his accomplishments.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Franceschetti is a Professor Emeritus with
the University Federico II, Naples, Italy.

Considered one of the most innovative speech and audio coding
researchers in the world, the technologies and standards developed by Takehiro Moriya are used internationally for the practical
transmission of speech signals over digital networks. His many
contributions to standardized coding techniques include the pitch
synchronous innovation scheme adopted by the Japanese digital
cellular phone system, which is recognized as the lowest bit-rate
standard for public telephone service in the world. His speech
coder implemented in the ITU-T G.729 standard has become
the default technique for VoIP systems, cellular phones, and voice
recording devices. Moriya also made a significant contribution
to establishing MPEG audio lossless coding (ALS), which has
been selected as one of the techniques for the next generation of
super-high-definition broadcasting in Japan.
An IEEE Fellow and NTT Fellow, Moriya is head of the Moriya Research Lab, NTT Communication Science Laboratories,
Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan.

IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing

IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the IEEE
Signal Processing Society

Sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society

Bede liu

Carlos H. díaz

For foundational contributions to the
analysis, design, and implementation of
digital signal processing systems

For sustained contributions to and leadership in foundry advanced CMOS logic
transistor technology

Bede Liu's cutting-edge research has profoundly impacted the
digital processing of images and video by enabling signal processing systems that feature lower circuit count, minimal power
consumption, and reduced design cost critical to today's mobile
multimedia devices. His revolutionary concept of incorporating
a fixed number of shift-adds for multiplier-free filters provided
a 3-to-1 savings in computation time over the traditional use of
full multipliers. Liu's proposal to use 1-bit coefficients on oversampled data achieved significant savings in chip area and power.
He also proposed a highly efficient motion vector search method
for video coding, providing better accuracy and substantial time
savings compared to prior approaches.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Liu is a Professor Emeritus with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. He is a member of U.S. National Academy of
Engineering, an Academician of Academia Sinica, and a Foreign
Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The innovations in logic transistor technology developed by Carlos H. Díaz have revolutionized the foundry industry and provided
semiconductor companies the ability to bring devices to market
more quickly and cost effectively. Díaz has successfully developed
multiple generations of foundry technology from 0.18 µm forward.
He has demonstrated that it is possible to provide a flexible highdensity transistor technology platform that supports multiple device segments with minimal burden on manufacturing. Of note
is his work on the 28-nm generation, which meets the needs of
both high-performance and low-power applications. The 28-nm
high-k/metal-gate transistor technology has set the foundry industry
standard in performance-power space coverage on a wide range
of devices such as cellular/mobile computing, graphics processors,
field-programmable-arrays, and central processing units.
An IEEE Fellow, Díaz is the director of Logic Technology
Advanced Development Division with Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Co., Hsinchu, Taiwan.

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