2012 IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards to be presented in Vancouver, Canada
The IEEE SPS congratulates the following SPS members who will receive the Society’s prestigious awards during ICASSP 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.
The Society Award honors outstanding technical contributions in a field within the scope of the IEEE SPS and outstanding leadership within that field. The Society Award comprises a plaque, a certificate, and a monetary award of US$2,500. It is the highest-level award bestowed by the IEEE SPS. This year’s recipient is José M. F. Moura, "for outstanding technical contributions and leadership in signal processing."
The IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award honors the author(s) of an article of exceptional merit and broad interest on a subject related to the Society’s technical scope and appearing in the Society’s magazine. The prize comprises US$500 per author (up to a maximum of US$1,500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate. This year, the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award recipients are David Gesbert, Marios Kountouris, Robert W. Heath, Jr., Chan-Byoung Chae, and Thomas Sälzer for their article "Shifting the MIMO Paradigm", published in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 24, no. 5, September 2007.
The IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award honors the author(s) of a column of exceptional merit and broad interest on a subject related to the Society's technical scope and appearing in the Society's magazine. The prize shall consist of US$500 per author (up to a maximum of US$1500 per award) and a certificate. In the event that there are more than three authors, the maximum prize shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate. This year, the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award recipient is Erik G. Larsson, for the article "MIMO Detection Methods: How They Work", published in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 26, no. 3, May 2009.
Two Technical Achievement Awards are presented this year. Shih-Fu Chang will receive the award "for pioneering contributions to signal processing for multimedia content analysis and retrieval." Ali H. Sayed will be recognized "for fundamental contributions to adaptive and statistical signal processing." The Technical Achievement Award honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on this field. The prize for the award is US$1,500, a plaque, and a certificate.
The Meritorious Service Award will be presented this year to Athina Petropulu, "for exemplary service in technical leadership capacities." The award comprises a plaque and a certificate; judging is based on dedication, effort, and contributions to the Society.
The SPS Education Award honors educators who have made pioneering and significant contributions to signal processing education. Judging is based on a career of meritorious achievement in signal processing education as exemplified by the writing of scholarly books and texts, course materials, and papers on education; inspirational and innovative teaching; and creativity in the development of new curricula and methodology. The award comprises a plaque, a monetary award of US$1,500 and a certificate. The recipient of the SPS Education Award is Richard G. Lyons, "for sustained success in clarifying the intricacies of signal processing, and significant contributions improving the understanding of, and promoting, practical DSP."
Six Best Paper Awards will be awarded, honoring the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope and appearing in one of the Society’s transactions, irrespective of the author’s age. The prize is US$500 per author (up to a maximum of US$1,500 per award) and a certificate. Eligibility is based on a five-year window preceding the year of election, and judging is based on general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness. Up to six Best Paper Awards may be presented each year. This year, the awardees are:
Seung-Jean Kim, Kwangmoo Koh, Michael Lustig, Stephen Boyd, and Dimitry Gorinevsky, "An Interior-Point Method for Large-Scale 1 1 Regularized Least Squares", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 1, no. 4, December 2007.
Tuomas Virtanen, "Monaural Sound Source Separation by Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with Temporal Continuity and Sparse Criteria", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 15, no. 3, March 2007.
David P. Wipf and Bhaskar D. Rao, "An Empirical Bayesian Strategy for Solving the Simultaneous Sparse Approximation Problem", IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, vol. 55, no. 7, July 2007.
Robert Wilson, David Tse, and Robert A. Scholtz, "Channel Identification: Secret Sharing Using Reciprocity in Ultrawideband Channels", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 2, no. 3, September 2007.
Yagiz Sutcu, Qiming Li, and Nasir Memon, "Protecting Biometric Templates with Sketch: Theory and Practice", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 2, no. 3, September 2007.
Zhi Quan, Shuguang Cui, and Ali H. Sayed, "Optimal Linear Cooperation for Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 2, no. 1, February 2008.
The Young Author Best Paper Award honors the author(s) of an especially meritorious paper dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope and appearing in one of the Society’s transactions and who, upon the date of submission of the paper, is less than 30 years of age. The prize is US$500 per author (up to a maximum of US$1,500 per award) and a certificate. Eligibility is based on a three-year window preceding the year of election, and judging is based on general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness. Four Young Author Best Paper Awards are being presented this year:
Deanna Needell, for the paper co-authored with Roman Vershynin, "Signal Recovery from Incomplete and Inaccurate Measurements Via Regularized Orthogonal Matching Pursuit,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 4, no. 2, April 2010.
David Ramírez, for the paper co-authored with Javier Vía, Ignacio Santamaría, and Louis L. Scharf, "Detection of Spatially Correlated Gaussian Time Series," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 10, October 2010.
Najim Dehak, for the paper co-authored with Patrick J. Kenny, Réda Dehak, Pierre Dumouchel, and Pierre Ouellet, "Front-End Factor Analysis for Speaker Verification,” IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 19, no. 4, May 2011.
Ngoc Q. K. Duong, for the paper co-authored Emmanuel Vincent and Rémi Gribonval, "Under-Determined Reverberant Audio Source Separation Using a Full-Rank Spatial Covariance Model,” IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 18, no. 7, September 2010.
SPS MEMBERS RECEIVE 2013 IEEE AWARDS
The following SPS members will receive 2013 IEEE Awards:
The IEEE Founders Medal recognizes outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession. The 2013 recipient is Leo Beranek (Founder (retired), Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Boston, MA, USA) “for leadership as a co-founder of a premier consulting firm that shaped modern acoustical practice and laid the groundwork for the Internet, and for public service.”
The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal recognizes exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology and is sponsored by QUALCOMM, Inc. The 2013 recipient is Arthur Robert Calderbank (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA) “for fundamental contributions to coding theory that impacted voice-band modems and wireless communication.”
Bishnu S. Atal (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA) has been selected as the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal recipient “for fundamental and pioneering contributions to speech coding.” The medal will be presented to Dr. Atal at the IEEE Honors Ceremonies.
The IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Technical Field Award will be presented to Victor Zue (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA) “for pioneering contributions to acoustic phonetics and conversational spoken-language systems”. This award was founded and is sponsored by the IEEE SPS.
The IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal For Radar Technologies and Applications recognizes outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications. The 2013 recipient is Michael Wicks (United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, USA) “for leadership and developments in fully adaptive radar, advanced space-time adaptive processing (STAP), knowledge-based signal processing, and waveform diversity.”
The IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award for distinguished service to the development, viability, advancement, and pursuit of the technical objectives of IEEE is presented to Leah H. Jamieson (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA) “for contributions to IEEE technical activities through leadership, strategic planning, public advocacy, and effective new programs, most notably Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS).” This award is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Activities Board.
The IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for the most outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper published in the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or in the Proceedings of the IEEE between 1 January and 31 December of the preceding year and is sponsored by the IEEE Life Members Committee is presented to Anna Scaglione (University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA) with co-recipients Stefano Galli and Zhifang Wang for their paper entitled “For the Grid and Through the Grid: The Role of Power Communications in the Smart Grid,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 99, no. 6, June 2011.
Each year, the IEEE Board of Directors confers the grade of Fellow on up to one-tenth percent of the members. To qualify for consideration, an individual must have been a Member, normally for five years or more, and a Senior Member at the time for nomination to Fellow. The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in IEEE’s designated fields.
The Signal Processing Society congratulates the following 46 SPS members who were recognized with the grade of Fellow as of 1 January 2013:
Scott Acton, Charlottesville, Virginia: for contributions to biomedical image analysis.
Enrico Bocchieri, Florham Park, New Jersey: for contributions to computational models for speech recognition.
David Bull, Bristol, United Kingdom: for contributions in video analysis, compression and communications.
Vince Calhoun, Albuquerque, New Mexico: for contributions to data-driven processing of multimodal brain imaging and genetic data.
Tzi-Dar Chiueh, Taipei, Taiwan: for contributions to baseband processing integrated circuits for communications systems.
Peter Chow, Los Alto, California: for contributions to digital subscriber line technology.
Andrzej Cichocki, Wako, Japan: for contributions to applications of blind signal processing and artificial neural networks.
Max Costa, Campinas, Brazil: for contributions to multiterminal information theory.
Mihai Datcu, Wessling, Germany: for contributions to information mining of high resolution synthetic aperature radar and optical earth observation images.
Antonio De Maio, Napoli, France: for contributions to radar signal processing.
Yonina Eldar, Haifa, Israel: for contributions to compressed sampling, generalized sampling, and convex optimization.
Aaron Fenster, London, Canada: for contributions to medical imaging and ultrasound-guided intervention.
Christine Guillemot, Rennes-Cedex, France: for contributions to image and video compression.
Hakan Hjalmarsson, Stockholm, Sweden: for contributions to data-based controller design.
Anders Host-Madsen, Honolulu, Hawaii: for contributions to communication theory for wireless networks.
Lina Karam, Tempe, Arizona: for contributions to perception-based visual processing, image and video communications, and digital filtering.
Andre Kaup, Erlangen, Germany: for contributions to video coding and object-based video signal processing.
Nicholas Kingsbury, Cambridge, United Kingdom: for contributions to wavelet transform theory and filterbank design.
Kenneth Kreutz-Delgado, La Jolla, California: for contributions to sparse signal recovery algorithms and dictionary learning.
Gerhard Krieger, Wessling, Germany: for contributions to advanced synthetic aperture radar systems.
Yanda Li, Beijing, China: for contributions to research and education in signal processing and bioinformatics.
Mark Liao, Taipei, Taiwan: for contributions to image and video forensics and security.
Kai-Kuang Ma, Singapore, Singapore: for contributions to image processing and digital video coding.
Danilo Mandic, London, United Kingdom: for contributions to multivariate and nonlinear learning systems.
Helen Meng, Shatin, Hong Kong: for contributions to spoken language and multimodal systems.
Daniel Palomar, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong: for contributions to convex optimization-based signal processing for communications.
Constantinos Papadias, Peania, Athens, Greece: for contributions to signal processing and coding for multi-antenna wireless systems.
Antonia Papandreou, Tempe, Arizona: for contributions to applications of time-frequency signal processing.
Marcello Pelillo, Venezia Mestre, Italy: for contributions to graph-theoretic and optimization-based approaches in pattern recognition and computer vision.
John Pierre, Laramie, Wyoming: for development of signal processing methods for estimation of power-system stability.
Beatrice Popescu, Paris, France: for contributions to image and video compression and networking.
Peter Pupalaikis, Chestnut Ridge, New York: for contributions to high-speed waveform digitizing instruments.
Richard Rose, Montreal, Canada: for contributions in acoustic modeling of automatic speech and speaker recognition.
Erchin Serpedin, College Station, Texas: for contributions to synchronization of communication systems.
Gaurav Sharma, Rochester, New York: for contributions to electronic imaging and media security.
Zhi (Gerry) Tian, Houghton, Michigan: for contributions to ultra-wideband wireless communications and localization.
Masayuki Tanimoto, Nagoya, Japan: for contributions to the development of free-viewpoint television and its MPEG standard.
Michail Tsatsanis, Huntington Beach, California: for contributions to wireless and digital subscriber line communications.
Ingrid Verbauwhede, Heverlee, Belgium: for contributions to design of secure integrated circuits and systems.
Philip Woodland, Cambridge, United Kingdom: for contributions to large vocabulary speech recognition.
Dapeng Wu, Gainesville, Florida: for contributions to video communciation and processing and wireless networking.
Feng Wu, Beijing, China: for contributions to visual data compression and communication.
Jie Yang, Arlington, Virginia: for contributions to multimodal human-computer interaction.
Bayya Yegnanarayana, Hyderabad, India: for contributions to digital signal processing research and education.
Qing Zhao, Davis, California: for contributions to learning and decision theory in dynamic systems with applications to cognitive networking.
Geoffrey Zweig, Redmond, Washington: for contributions to advance speech recognition.