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2013 IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY AWARDEES
(Receives in 2014)

The IEEE Signal Processing Society congratulates the following SPS members who will receive the Society's prestigious awards during ICASSP 2014 in Florence, Italy.

SOCIETY AWARD

Al Bovik for "fundamental contributions to digital image processing theory, technology, leadership and education."

Alan S. Willsky for "fundamental contributions to probabilistic modeling and for pioneering work in the development and application of multi-resolution statistical methods."

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Yonina Eldar for "fundamental contributions to sub-nyquist and compressed sampling, convex optimization and statistical signal processing."

Al Hero for "information-theoretic advances in statistical signal processing and machine learning."

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Ali H. Sayed for exemplary service to and leadership in the Signal Processing Society.

Rabab Ward for exemplary service to and leadership in the Signal Processing Society.

EDUCATION AWARD

Dimitris Manolakis for "fundamental contributions to education in signal processing and algorithms for adaptive filtering and hyperspectral target."

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST PAPER AWARD

Zhou Wang and A.C. Bovik, "Mean Squared Error: Love it or Leave it? A New Look at Signal Fidelity Measures" IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume: 26, No. 1, January 2009.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST COLUMN AWARD

None presented for 2013.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS BEST PAPER AWARD

Gan Zheng, Kai-Kit Wong, Arogyaswami Paulraj, and Bjorn Ottersten, "Collaborative-Relay Beamforming with Perfect CSI: Optimum and Distributed Implementation", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Volume: 16, No. 4, April 2009.

BEST PAPER AWARDS

Amir Beck, Petre Stoica and Jian Li, "Exact and Approximate Solutions of Source Localization Problems", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 56, No. 5, May 2008.

Matthew Herman and Thomas Strohmer, "High-Resolution Radar via Compressed Sensing", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 57, No. 6, June 2009.

Chunming Li, Chiu-Yen Kao, John C. Gore, and Zhaohua Ding, "Minimization of Region-Scalable Fitting Energy for Image Segmentation", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume: 17, No. 10, October 2008.

Robert Heath, Jr., Tao Wu, Young Hoon Kwon, and Anthony Soong, "Multiuser MIMO in Distributed Antenna Systems with Out-of-Cell Interference", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 59, No. 10, October 2011.

George Dahl, Dong Yu, Li Deng, and Alex Acero, "Context-Dependent Pre-Trained Deep Neural Networks for Large-Vocabulary Speech Recognition", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, Volume: 20, No. 1, January 2012.

YOUNG AUTHOR BEST PAPER AWARD

Yuejie Chi, Louis Scharf, Ali Pezeshki and A. Robert Calderbank, "Sensitivity to Basis Mismatch in Compressed Sensing" IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 59, No. 5, May 2011.

Kalpana Seshadrinathan and Alan Bovik, "Motion Tuned Spatio-Temporal Quality Assessment of Natural Videos" IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume: 19, No. 2, February 2010.

Lin Li, Anna Scaglione, and Jonathan Manton, "Distributed Principal Subspace Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks" IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Volume: 5, No. 4, August 2011.

SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY MEMBERS RECEIVE 2014 IEEE AWARDS.

Thomas P. Barnwell, III (Georgia Institute of Technology, Vinings, GA, USA) has been selected as the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal recipient "for leadership in and contributions to speech processing, filter banks and wavelets, DSP hardware and architectures, and technology-enhanced education." The medal will be presented to Dr. Barnwell at the IEEE Honors Ceremonies.

The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal recognizes a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE, will be presented to John G. Proakis (Northeastern University, Winchester, MA, USA) "for contributions to electrical engineering education through influential textbooks and inspiring leadership in integrating research and education."

IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications recognizes outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications. The 2014 recipient is Yuri Abramovich (WR Systems Ltd., Fairfax, VA, USA) "for seminal contributions to adaptive radar signal processing algorithms and Over- The- Horizon Radar."

The IEEE W. R. G. Baker Paper Award recognizing the most outstanding paper reporting original work published in any IEEE archival publications (such as Transactions, Journals, and Letters), Magazines, or Proceedings is award to Stephen J. Wright, Robert Nowak and Mário A. T. Figueiredo for their paper, "Sparse Reconstruction by Separable Approximation", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 57, no. 7 July 2009.

The IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Technical Field Award will be presented to Biing-Hwang Juang (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA) "for pioneering contributions to automatic speech recognition and speech coding". This award was founded and is sponsored by the IEEE SPS.

The IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award recognizes outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications. The award is being presented to George Chrisikos (Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) "for contributions to heterogeneous network architectures with ubiquitous wireless access."

The IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award recognizing inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest will be presented to John M. Cioffi (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA) "for educating a stellar array of graduate students in digital communications and for inspiring them to make a difference."

2013 Awards Presentation

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