IEEE Awards Booklet - 2014 - 22


IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award

IEEE Nikola Tesla Award

Sponsored by Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

Sponsored by the Grainger Foundation and the IEEE Power &
Energy Society

Alan Eli Willner

Hamid A. Toliyat

For contributions to high-capacity, multiplexed, optical communication systems

For contributions to the design, analysis,
and control of fault-tolerant multiphase
electric machines

Alan Eli Willner's expertise in optical communication systems
has helped advance the high-capacity pathways that process everincreasing data streams. His research has addressed several key
challenges facing optical communications networks and helped
to increase system capacity and reconfigurability. Dr. Willner's
advancements include a tunable chromatic dispersion compensation module to help minimize data distortion caused by an optical
fiber; a technique that emulates the harmful effects of polarization mode dispersion; and cost-effective, real-time performance
monitoring methods that isolate data-degrading impairments in
optical networks. His latest work on orbital angular momentum
focuses on multiplexing together many different data-carrying
optical beams, each having a different phase-front "twist," to increase capacity in future optical communication systems.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr.Willner is the Steven and Kathryn Sample
Chair in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of
Southern California, Los Angeles.

Hamid A.Toliyat's pioneering development of multiphase induction motors has provided industry with more reliable and efficient power alternatives for transportation applications. His cutting-edge work on fault-tolerant five-phase motors during the
late 1980s improved on traditional three-phase motors. He demonstrated that multiphase motors can produce more than a 15%
improvement in torque while using the same amount of copper
and iron as in three-phase machines. Multiphase machines are
also more fault tolerant, resulting in more reliable operation. Prof.
Toliyat also extended his work to synchronous and permanent
magnet motors, realizing the same benefits. His contributions are
integral to today's electric motor applications for aircraft, electric
and hybrid vehicles, and electric ship propulsion.
An IEEE Fellow, Prof. Toliyat is a professor and the director of
the Electric Power and Electronics Program at Texas A&M University, College Station.

IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award

IEEE Transportation Technologies Award

Sponsored by Dr. Kiyo Tomiyasu, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote
Sensing Society, and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques

Sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics,
Microwave Theory and Techniques, Power Electronics, Power & Energy,
and Vehicular Technology Societies

George Chrisikos

Linos J. Jacovides

For contributions to heterogeneous
network architectures with ubiquitous
wireless access

For pioneering contributions to the
analysis and design of electromechanical systems and power electronics for
transportation applications

George Chrisikos' patented innovations have advanced the performance and reliability of communication networks. He developed interoperability control algorithms which coordinate and
allocate system resources to mitigate the interference issues associated with multiradio coexistence and to optimize flow-control
and connection management for seamless wireless connectivity of
voice, video, and data traffic while reducing network congestion.
His contributions to adaptive antenna allocation, diversity combining, and Rake reception have been a key enabler in the realization of smart antenna technology and spread-spectrum systems.
He led the development and architecture of an electronic design
automation suite incorporating hierarchical computational modeling, transforming computer simulation methodologies into a
predictive tool for the design of wireless system-on-chip solutions.
An IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Chrisikos is
with Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, Calif.

A driving force in automotive electrical systems, Linos J. Jacovides'
visionary development of electric drives and systems has set the
foundation for the technologies that power today's electric and
hybrid vehicles. Among Dr. Jacovides' essential innovations that
span over 40 years was the development a 4,000-horsepower induction motor drive for locomotives. He and his team also introduced automotive electronic systems, including exhaust oxygen
sensors, micromechanical accelerometers, fuel injectors, electric
power steering, and permanent magnet motors for propulsion and
accessories. The design tools he developed during the 1970s are
still in use for producing drives for today's electric/hybrid vehicles. Since retiring as director of Delphi Research Labs in 2007,
Dr. Jacovides has participated in several National Academies studies on fuel efficiency and hybrid vehicles.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Jacovides lives in Grosse Pointe, Mich.



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