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2019 Ieee technIcAl fIeld AwArds

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

Robert W. Heath, Jr., and Jeffrey G. Andrews

For contributions to wireless communications systems

The technical contributions of Robert W. Heath, Jr., and Jeffrey
G. Andrews have shaped the field of modern wireless communications and are paving the way to next-generation mobile data
systems. An early pioneer of multiple antenna systems for wireless communications, Heath has made contributions to systems
that operate at lower- and millimeter-wave frequencies. His work
demonstrated how the antenna arrays in such systems can be
adapted to increase data rates and to provide robustness against
channel impairments, improving performance in commercial
wireless systems. Heath is well known for his work on channel
feedback, developing the concept of limited feedback for efficiently compressing critical channel state information and providing this information to the transmitter. Andrews developed
an innovative framework for modeling and characterizing the
signal-to-interference-plus-noise (SINR) of wireless communication systems, which previously was mathematically intractable.

He was also a pioneer of hierarchical cellular network design,
which combines the capacity benefits of small cells with the coverage provided by large cells. For these multitier cellular networks,
Andrews created new analytical techniques and characterized
fundamental limits, as well as practical methods for interference
avoidance and load balancing between the tiers. Heath and Andrews have also collaborated extensively, including contributions
to the design and analysis of multicell, multiantenna communication systems.
An IEEE Fellow, Heath is the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor of Engineering (No. 6) at the University
of Texas, Austin, TX, USA.
An IEEE Fellow, Andrews is the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor of Engineering (No. 1) at the University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA.

IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
Sponsored by Sony Corporation

Tomonori Aoyama and Takashi Hayasaka

For pioneering contributions in super-high-definition image technologies leading to
4K digital cinema and television

The trailblazing work of Tomonori Aoyama and Takashi Hayasaka accelerated the replacement of 100-year-old analog film technologies
used in cinema and television by providing extremely high visual quality using digital-imaging solutions. Their efforts to develop, demonstrate, and commercialize 4K digital motion picture technology helped achieve high-quality digital cinema decades earlier than many
thought possible. Aoyama's research in super-high-definition imaging and underlying parallel digital signal processor technologies led
to the first 4K digital motion picture prototype system. He also founded the Digital Cinema Consortium of Japan (DCCJ) to promote
the development of essential components for implementing 4K digital cinema. DCCJ demonstrated the 4K SHD moving image in
Hollywood as well as London, Paris, Rome, and Tokyo to prove the quality of 4K images. Hayasaka played a key role in establishing a
cross-functional team at Sony to develop commercial 4K projectors based on Sony's SXRD technology. He demonstrated the first prototype SXRD projector that satisfied industry's requirements for 4K digital cinema, providing Hollywood studios with confidence that
4K was a viable format backed by a major manufacturer. The duo's efforts ensured that when modern digital cinema was standardized,
it fully supported the 4K format.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Aoyama is a Professor Emeritus with the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Hayasaka is a corporate officer with JEMCO Business Consulting, Tokyo, Japan.

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