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2018 ieee medals

IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr.
Education Medal

Sponsored by the Federation of Electric Power
Companies, Japan

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

Joe C. Campbell

Delores M. Etter

For contributions to the development of
high-speed, low-noise, long-wavelength
avalanche photodiodes

For contributions to engineering through
innovative textbooks on problem solving
with computing languages and software
tools

A leading innovator in the field of photonics, Joe C. Campbell's
development and advancement of avalanche photodiodes (APDs)
have raised the sensitivity of optical receivers to a new level to increase the amount of information that can be transmitted in highbandwidth fiber-optic networks. Optoelectronic devices play an
integral role in communication systems with lasers and photodetectors acting as information sources and receivers, and the APD
has become the standard for long-haul, high-bitrate systems. APDs
are also widely used in laser range finders, in biomedical imaging
applications such as positron emission tomography, and in particle
physics experiments. Beginning with his work at Bell Labs in the
1980s and continuing through his academic career at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia, Campbell
has carried out groundbreaking work that has enabled the realization and advancement of high-performance APD-based fiberoptic receivers crucial to long-distance telecommunications links.
Campbell was responsible for the initial design, fabrication, and
experimental characterization of the APD, and he demonstrated
the order-of-magnitude improvement in system performance that
APDs enabled. He also demonstrated the critical importance of
separate avalanche and detection (SAM), as well as the importance
of charge (SACM) and grading (SAGM) layers in this design. He
showed the importance of nonlocal effects and how APD receivers can be made superior to existing theories as a result of this effect in superlattice APDs. Campbell was the first to show that the
multiplication noise of these high-speed APDs did not degrade for
very thin multiplication regions. Campbell also modeled the noise
and frequency response of the SAM-APD. His analytic treatment
of the frequency response includes all the physical mechanisms
that affect the speed. This model is widely accepted as the most
accurate method to simulate the frequency response of the technologically important APD.
An IEEE Life Fellow and member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Campbell is the Lucian Carr Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA, USA.

A pioneer in the field of computer education for engineers,
Delores M. Etter's groundbreaking vision has produced some
of the most influential educational works that have transformed
and improved undergraduate engineering education in the fields
of computers and programming. Etter has written more than a
dozen textbooks that have helped educate hundreds of thousands
of students worldwide. A unique characteristic of her textbooks is
the focus on a consistent problem-solving methodology beyond
just writing code. She refined her initial approach with feedback
from hundreds of students over several years into a problem-solving technique based on five steps. Step 1 is to carefully describe
the problem to be solved, because sometimes we start to solve
a problem before we fully understand it. Step 2 is to define the
input and the output to the problem. Step 3 is to work a simple
problem by hand, since, if you can't do a simple problem by hand
or with a calculator, you aren't ready to start writing a computer
program. Step 4 is to develop an algorithm for the solution and
convert it into a computer program (always start with a flowchart or pseudocode, even for simple problems). Step 5 is to test
the program carefully (start with the solution you hand-worked
in Step 3 and then move on to testing it with a variety of inputs, including invalid inputs). This five-step process is defined at
the beginning of each of Etter's textbooks, and it is consistently
used for every complete example throughout her texts. She has
demonstrated that the technique works for computer languages
ranging from MATLAB to Fortran to C++. New editions of her
textbooks have been translated into different languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Italian, benefitting
students around the world.
An IEEE Life Fellow and member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Etter is a Professor Emeritus with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA.

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

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

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