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2019 Ieee technIcAl fIeld AwArds

IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award

IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Standards Association

Sponsored by Nokia Bell Labs

Innocent Kamwa

Andrea Goldsmith

For sustained leadership in the development of standards for electrical machines

For contributions to the fundamental
understanding and innovation in adaptive and multiple antenna techniques for
wireless communication networks

With the dominant role synchronous machines play in electric power
generation around the world, Innocent Kamwa's standards work has
been integral to more efficient and safer operation of the power grid.
Kamwa pioneered large synchronous machines standards for computerized determination of parameters from tests, which are key in
settling contractual terms between utilities and major manufacturers while providing critical data for network reliability studies, grid
code certification, and electric drives design. His standstill frequency
response testing method has been accepted as the most inexpensive,
risk-free, and accurate method of synchronous machines model identification for use in a wide range of engineering studies. His wide-area
control and protection systems have increased the power transfer limit
of the grid while minimizing the risk of a total system blackout.
An IEEE Fellow, Kamwa is manager-power systems simulation and evolution with the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute,
Varennes, Quebec, Canada.

One of the most prolific researchers in communications and information theory, Andrea Goldsmith has profoundly impacted the
design principles of modern wireless communications systems. She
determined the Shannon capacity of time-varying wireless channels,
which she later extended to find the capacity and capacity regions
of time-varying multiple-antenna channels, multiuser channels, and
cellular systems. Goldsmith pioneered practical adaptive modulation
and multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) techniques based on
her capacity results that achieve close to these fundamental bounds.
These results helped shape the adaptive modulation, MIMO, and
multiuser MIMO techniques in current cellular and Wi-Fi standards.
Her capacity analysis of ad-hoc and cognitive radio networks led to
novel strategies for mitigating or exploiting interference between users. Goldsmith founded two companies to commercialize her ideas.
An IEEE Fellow, Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris Professor in the
School of Engineering at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

IEEE Nikola Tesla Award

IEEE Transportation Technologies Award

Sponsored by Wolong Electric Group, the IEEE Industry Applications
Society, and the IEEE Power & Energy Society

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

Tomy Sebastian

Hao Huang

For contributions to the design and application of high-performance permanent
magnet synchronous machines to electric
power steering

For contributions to aircraft electrification

Tomy Sebastian's pioneering work on permanent magnet (PM)
machine technology has paved the way for electric power steering
(EPS) systems that are making automobiles more efficient, environmentally friendly, and safe. His brushless motor-controlled EPS unit
introduced in 1998 addressed the challenges of torque ripple, noise,
and cost issues in PM machines to meet the automotive industry's
demanding requirements for an alternative to hydraulic-based steering. EPS-based vehicles provide better fuel economy, thus reducing
greenhouse gas emissions, and provide cost savings through reduced
assembly time. Sebastian has also improved vehicle safety with digital control strategies that address motor and controller failures. He
also addressed cogging torque issues associated with manufacturing
tolerances and variations and induced voltage harmonics and electromagnetic torque ripple in interior PM synchronous machines.
An IEEE Fellow, Sebastian is the director of motor drive systems with Halla Mechatronics, Bay City, MI, USA.

An innovator and technical leader of aircraft electrical power
technologies, Hao Hung has been a driving force in the quest for
developing the "more electric aircraft" (MEA) and beyond. The
goal of MEA is to replace pneumatic and hydraulic systems with
electric systems for quieter, more fuel-efficient, and environmentally friendly flight. Huang's contributions to engine and power
generation integration have considerably improved the building
blocks for MEA. He successfully developed a regenerative and
sensorless generation system incorporating a starter/generator and
inverter/converter/controller that was lighter than initial generation systems. He was also the lead consultant on a program to
develop an electrical system for next-generation aircraft with "nobleed" engines for fuel savings and reduced carbon emissions.
An IEEE Fellow, Huang is technology chief of General Electric
Aviation Electrical Power, Dayton, OH, USA.

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