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R1 Life Fellow G. David Forney, Jr. receives the 2016 IEEE Medal of Honor

FORNEY_0IEEE MEDAL OF HONOR, for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in IEEE fields of interest, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, to G. DAVID FORNEY, JR. (LFIEEE)—Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Citation  “For pioneering contributions to the theory of error-correcting codes and the development of reliable high-speed data communications.”

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

IEEE Region 1 Members Named Recipients 2012 IEEE Awards

Members of Region 1 have been named the recipient of the 2012 IEEE Awards. Recipients will receive this most prestigious IEEE-level award in a formal presentation at a 2012 IEEE venue to be determined. Awardees are:

Dr. Janet Baker (co-recipient)
2012 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
Boston Section
“For fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of automatic speech recognition.”

Professor Mung Chiang
2012 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
Princeton/Central Jersey Section
“For demonstrating the practicability of a new theoretical foundation for the analysis and design of communication networks.”

Dr. Nader Engheta
2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award
“For contributions to electromagnetic theory and applications of metamaterials and nanoscale optics.”

Dr. Subramanian S. Iyer
2012 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies
Mid-Hudson Section
“For the development and implementation of embedded DRAM technologies.”

Dr. Santosh K. Kurinec
2012 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award
Rochester Section
“For distinguished contributions integrating research into undergraduate engineering education to develop microelectronic engineers well prepared for future challenges.”

Professor Fred B. Schneider
2012 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
Ithaca Section
“For contributions to trustworthy computing through novel approaches to security, fault tolerance, and formal methods for concurrent and distributed systems.”

Dr. Manoj R. Shah
2012 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
Schenectady Section
“For advancements in electromagnetic design and analysis of electrical machines.”

Dr. Jack H. Winters (co-recipient)
2012 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
New Jersey Coast Section
“For contributions to the theory and application of multiple-antenna systems in wireless communications.”

Dr. Pramod K. Varshney
2012 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award
Syracuse Section
“For contributions to and leadership in the theory and practice of multisensor data fusion for aerospace and bioengineering applications.”

If you think you know someone in the region who may be eligible for an IEEE Technical Field Award, please visit for more information on eligibility and general award criteria. The nomination deadline for the 2013 IEEE Technical Field Awards is 31 January 2012.

8th International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World (CEWIT2011)

The 8th International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World (CEWIT2011)  will be held on November 3rd at Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge, New York. IEEE Region 1 and the Long Island Section has been a technical sponsor since the 1st CEWIT conference eight years ago.

CEWIT2011 is an excellent opportunity for you to network as well as to listen to industry and academic experts to discuss innovative ideas and applications in areas such as cloud computing, visual computing, smart grid, smart infrastructure, dynamic data analytics, cyber security, to name just a few. CEWIT2011 also features a Cloud Computing Workshop and a Symposium on Wireless Medicine and Health Technologies, jointly hosted by CEWIT and the Gary & Mary West Wireless Health Institute. Renowned speakers and an international audience of more than 500 attendees are expected at CEWIT2011. This conference may be very beneficial to you in your current business and may also provide new ideas for future endeavors.

There is a 50% discount offered to all IEEE members. To register, please visit

If you would like to sponsor the conference and/or exhibit your products and services at the CEWIT2011 Expo, please contact Kathleen Ferrell at 631-632-4625.

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