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2021 IEEE MEDALS

IEEE John von Neumann Medal

IEEE Founders Medal

Sponsored by IBM Corporation

Sponsored by the Richard and Mary Jo Stanley
Memorial Fund of the IEEE Foundation

Jeffrey Dean

Henry Samueli

For contributions to the science and engineering of large-scale distributed computer
systems and artificial intelligence systems

For leadership in research, development,
and commercialization of broadband communication and networking technology with
global impact

A member of Google's early group of employees, Jeffrey Dean has
been integral to the success of the company's powerful distributed computing capabilities and use of artificial intelligence (AI)
systems benefitting a wide range of applications. Dean co-led the
design and implementation of five generations of Google's crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, covering two to three
orders of magnitude growth in number of documents searched,
number of queries handled per second, and frequency of updates
to the system. He also co-led in the design and implementation
of Google's initial advertising system as well as the earliest version of the AdSense for Content product, aspects of the initial
production serving system for the Google News product, and he
has worked on search ranking algorithms and the first generation
of the automated job scheduling system for managing clusters of
machines. He also co-led in the design and implementation of
protocol buffers, used extensively at Google and across the industry (through their open-sourced implementation) for almost
all remote procedure call protocols for client-server communication as well as persistent storage of structured data. Dean (with
colleague Sanjay Ghemawat) also co-led the conception, design,
and implementation of much of Google's revolutionary web-scale
computing infrastructure, which has helped realize the potential
of cloud computing. Dean then transitioned to machine learning and artificial intelligence, helping co-develop two generations
of systems for the large-scale training and deployment of deep
learning systems such as DistBelief and TensorFlow, which is an
open-source project. These systems have demonstrated how AI
can advance applications such as computer vision, speech, machine translation, and natural language processing. Dean now
leads Google Research, a ~3,500 person organization dedicated
to basic computer science and AI research, which among many
other things does research into basic machine learning algorithms
and systems and their applications, from medical analysis to image
recognition and language translation.
A member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering,
Dean is a Google Senior Fellow and senior vice president for
Google Research and Google Health at Google, Mountain View,
CA, USA.

With a persistent vision to pursue the most advanced technology
to deliver the most competitive solutions for bandwidth and connectivity, Henry Samueli's founding and leadership of Broadcom
has resulted in communications products that have touched virtually every person in the world. Broadcom's semiconductor devices play a key role in millions of communication infrastructure
equipment boxes (transceivers, switches, routers, controllers) that
make up the global Internet network and in billions of consumer
electronics devices (smart phones, set-top boxes, tablets, laptops,
desktop computers, IoT devices) that connect to this network.
From the early days of Broadcom, Samueli used his depth and
breadth of knowledge spanning digital signal processing, digital
integrated circuit design, and analog radio-frequency (RF) circuit design to provide a roadmap for combining analog, RF, and
digital processing on a single chip using state-of-the-art CMOS
technology, resulting in the highest levels of integration. These
system-on-a-chip (SOC) products contain billions of transistors
integrating complex analog and digital circuits all in one device.
These devices literally address every aspect of digital communication from wired to wireless, from copper and coaxial cable to
fiber, and over extremely short distances to long haul. Samueli was
personally responsible for building a very strong engineering culture of open communication and cooperation at Broadcom. He
devised a unique and effective yearly companywide technology
review program that enabled him to update his understanding
of every engineering project and set the company's technology
direction. His techniques also greatly increased engineering efficiency, teamwork, and productivity. Samueli has also made major
societal, educational, and economic impact through his philanthropy work, donating over US$800M to various organizations
focusing on STEM education, underserved youth, and integrative health. By endowing the Samueli Schools of Engineering
at UCLA and UC Irvine, he has helped to ensure that future
generations of students will be able to receive the same great education that he did.
An IEEE Fellow and member of the U.S. National Academy of
Engineering, Samueli is chairman of the board of Broadcom Inc.

Scope: For outstanding achievements in computer-related science
and technology.

Scope: For outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning,
and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and
electronics engineering profession.

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