IEEE Awards Booklet - 2017 - 19

2017
ieee medals
2017 ieee
technical
field awards

IEEE Control Systems Award

IEEE Electromagnetics Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society

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

Richard M. Murray

Weng Cho Chew

For contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear and networked
control systems

For contributions to electromagnetic solutions of complex multiphysics problems
and inverse scattering methods

Richard M. Murray's efforts in applying control techniques to improve engineering and industrial processes are impacting applications
including autonomous vehicles, networked control systems, and synthetic biology. Murray's work in autonomous vehicles include advances in nonlinear control theory that exploit geometric structure
for real-time trajectory generation and tracking, as well as analysis
and design of cooperative and consensus-based control systems for
networked, multiagent systems. Murray's contributions to molecular
and synthetic biology include identification, modeling, and design
techniques to allow bioengineers to analyze and synthesize biological
pathways and circuits inside living cells. Murray's group has also developed computationally tractable approaches for synthesis of reactive
control protocols applicable to control systems in which the decisionmaking logic satisfies safety, fairness, and reactivity constraints.
An IEEE Fellow, Murray is the Thomas E. and Doris Everhart
Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering
at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.

Weng Cho Chew's pioneering contributions to computational
electromagnetics have made solutions to large real-world problems
possible, greatly impacting a diverse range of fields including device
design, antennas, and photonics. Among Chew's fast solvers that
make it possible to simulate the electromagnetic behavior of structures of unprecedented size, his multilevel fast multipole algorithm
(MLFMA) changed the size of problems that can be solved by six
orders of magnitude, permitting the solution of problems of enormous geometrical complexity. Chew's numerical mode matching
method has become the standard technology in electromagnetic
well logging tools for the oil industry and is also used to solve microwave and optical waveguide problems. His distorted Born iterative
method for multiple scattering inverse problems and multiphysics
methods are impacting disciplines beyond electromagnetics.
An IEEE Fellow, Chew is a Fisher Distinguished Professor of
Engineering with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
Urbana, IL, USA.

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing
Award

IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing

Sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society

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

Mark Yoffe Liberman

Russell Mersereau

For pioneering contributions to and continued leadership in robust, replicable,
and data-driven speech and language
science and engineering

For sustained technical contributions
to multidimensional digital signal
processing

Mark Yoffe Liberman's trailblazing efforts in creating the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) have fueled the development and
advancement of human language technologies (HLTs) including
speech and speaker recognition, machine translation, and semantic
analyses. Founded at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, the
LDC became the largest developer of shared language resources,
distributing more than 120,000 copies of over 2,000 databases covering 91 different languages to more than 3,600 organizations in
over 70 countries. Liberman has also helped to create a speech activity detector that regularly processes LDC speech data to reduce
annotation cost and increase accuracy and a forced aligner that was
integrated into the Forced Alignment and Vowel Extraction service
that has revolutionized phonetic and sociolinguistic research.
Liberman is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Linguistics and director of the Linguistic Data Consortium
at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

A "founding father" of multidimensional signal processing, Russell Mersereau has been a pioneer in developing the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and tools in sampling, representing,
and processing digital signals of two and higher dimensions. His
Multidimensional Signal Processing (Prentice-Hall, 1984) was the
first textbook on this subject and remains the field's definitive resource. His work on two-dimensional digital filtering, hexagonal
sampling, and reconstruction of multidimensional signals from
their projections has directly impacted diverse fields including
crystallography, fluorescence microscopy, medical imaging, and
robotics. Mersereau cofounded Atlanta Signal Processors, Inc.
(now part of Polycom, Inc.) to take multidimensional signal processing from the classroom to commercial success.
An IEEE Fellow, Mersereau is a Regents' Professor Emeritus
with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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