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2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Awardees

(Received in 2016)

The IEEE Signal Processing Society congratulates the following SPS members who will receive the Society's prestigious awards during ICASSP 2016 in Shanghai, China.

SOCIETY AWARD

Alfred O. Hero "for contributions to the field of statistical signal and image processing and for sustained service to the Society."

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TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Li Deng "for outstanding contributions to deep learning and to automatic speech recognition."

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Min Wu "for exemplary service to and leadership in the Signal Processing Society."

EDUCATION AWARD

Ali H. Sayed "for the writing of scholarly and influential texts in the areas of adaptive systems and statistical signal processing."

INDUSTRIAL LEADER AWARD

John R. Treichler "for sustained impact and leadership to the security and intelligence industry through signal processing innovations."

INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION AWARD

Gary Elko "for outstanding contributions towards industrial research and commercialization of innovative electroacoustic devices and microphone array signal processing."

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST PAPER AWARD

Zhi-Quan Luo,Wing-Kin Ma, Anthony Man-Cho So, Yinyu Ye and Shuzhong Zhang, for "Semidefinite Relaxation of Quadratic Optimization Problems", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume 27, No.3, May 2010.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST COLUMN AWARD

Antonio Plaza, Javier Plaza, Abel Paz and Sergio Sánchez, for "Parallel Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume 28, No. 3, May 2011.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS BEST PAPER AWARD

Argyrios Zymnis, Stephen Boyd and Emmanuel Candès, for "Compressed Sensing With Quantized Measurements", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Volume 17, No.2, February 2010.

OVERVIEW PAPER AWARD

Beibei Wang and K. J. Ray Liu, for "Advances in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Survey", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Volume 5, No. 1, February 2011.

SUSTAINED IMPACT PAPER AWARD

Ingemar J. Cox, Joe Kilian, F. Thomson Leighton and Talal Shamoon, for "Secure Spread Spectrum Watermarking for Multimedia", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 6, No. 12, December 1997.

BEST PAPER AWARDS

Mark A. Davenport, Petros T. Boufounos, Michael B. Wakin and Richard G. Baraniuk, for "Signal Processing With Compressive Measurements", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Volume 4, No. 2, April 2010.

Moshe Mishali and Yonina C. Eldar, for "From Theory to Practice: Sub-Nyquist Sampling of Sparse Wideband Analog Signals", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Volume 4, No. 2, April 2010.

Xiaoyang Tan and Bill Triggs, "Enhanced Local Texture Feature Sets for Face Recognition Under Difficult Lighting Conditions", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 19, No. 6, June 2010.

Tomás Pevný, Patrick Bas and Jessica Fridrich, "Steganalysis by Subtractive Pixel Adjacency Matrix", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 5, No. 2, June 2010.

Junil Choi, David J. Love and Patrick Bidigare, "Downlink Training Techniques for FDD Massive MIMO Systems: Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Training With Memory", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Volume 8, No. 5, October 2014.

Chunming Li, Chenyang Xu, Changfeng Gui and Martin D. Fox, "Distance Regularized Level Set Evolution and Its Application to Image Segmentation", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 19, No.12, December 2010.

YOUNG AUTHOR BEST PAPER AWARD

João F. C. Mota, for the paper co-authored with João M. F. Xavier, Pedro M. Q. Aguiar, and Markus Püschel, "Distributed Basis Pursuit", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 60, No. 4, April 2012.

Dimitris S. Papailiopoulos, for the paper co-authored with Alexandros G. Dimakis, "Interference Alignment as a Rank Constrained Rank Minimization", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 60, No. 8, August 2012.

Jingning Han, Ankur Saxena, Vinay Melkote for the paper co-authored with Kenneth Rose, "Jointly Optimized Spatial Prediction and Block Transform for Video and Image Coding", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 21, No. 4, April 2012.

Yuhua Xu, for the paper co-authored with Jinlong Wang, Qihui Wu, Alagan Anpalagan and Yu-Dong Yao, "Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Networks: Global Optimization Using Local Interaction Games", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Volume 6, No. 2, April 2012.

Peiran Song, for the paper co-authored with Gesualdo Scutari, Francisco Facchinei, Daniel P. Palomar and Jong-Shi Pang, "Decomposition by Partial Linearization: Parallel Optimization of Multi-Agent Systems", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 62, No. 3, February 2014.

SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY MEMBERS RECEIVE 2016 IEEE AWARDS.

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award presented to Takehiro Moriya "for contributions to speech and audio coding algorithms and standardization."

IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing presented to Bede Liu "for foundational contributions to the analysis, design, and implementation of digital signal processing systems."

IEEE Leon K. Krichmayer Graduate Teaching Award presented to K. J. Ray Liu "for exemplary teaching and curriculum development, inspirational mentoring of graduate students, and broad educational impact in signal processing and communications."

IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award presented to Yonina Eldar "for development of the theory and implementation of sub-Nyquist sampling with applications to radar, communications, and ultrasound."

IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award presented to P.P. Vaidyanathan "for fundamental contributions to digital signal processing."

The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal presented to Louis L. Scharf "for pioneering and sustained contributions to statistical signal processing and its practice."

The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal presented to Simon S. Haykin "for contributions to engineering education in adaptive signal processing and communication.”

The IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications presented to Nadav Levanon "for contributions to radar signal design and analysis, pulse compression, and signal processing."

2014 IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY AWARDEES

The IEEE Signal Processing Society congratulates the following SPS members who will receive the Society's prestigious awards during ICASSP 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.

SOCIETY AWARD

K. J. Ray Liu "for influential technical contributions and profound leadership impact."

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Moeness G. Amin "for fundamental contributions to signal processing algorithms for communications, satellite navigations, and radar imaging."

Richard G. Baraniuk "for contributions to the theory and applications of sparsity and compressive sensing."

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

V. John Mathews "for exemplary service to and leadership in the Signal Processing Society."

EDUCATION AWARD

Sergios Theodoridis "for sustained contributions to education in the area of machine learning for signal processing."

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST PAPER AWARD

Sergios Theodoridis, Konstantinos Slavakis and Isao Yamada, for "Adaptive Learning in a World of Projections: A unifying framework for linear and nonlinear classification and regression tasks", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume: 28, No. 1, January 2011.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST COLUMN AWARD

Göran Bergqvist and Erik G. Larsson, for "The Higher-Order Singular Value Decomposition: Theory and an Application", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume: 27, No. 3, May 2010.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS BEST PAPER AWARD

Emanuël A. P. Habets, Sharon Gannot and Israel Cohen, for "Late Reverberant Spectral Variance Estimation Based on a Statistical Model", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Volume: 16, No. 9, September 2009.

OVERVIEW PAPER AWARD

No paper selected.

SUSTAINED IMPACT PAPER AWARD

Stephane G. Mallat and Zhifeng Zhang, "Matching Pursuits With Time-Frequency Dictionaries", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 41, No. 12, December 1993.

BEST PAPER AWARDS

Namrata Vaswani and Wei Lu, "Modified-CS: Modifying Compressive Sensing for Problems With Partially Known Support", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 58, No. 9, September 2010.

Hiroshi Sawada, Shoko Araki and Shoji Makino, "Underdetermined Convolutive Blind Source Separation via Frequency Bin-Wise Clustering and Permutation Alignment", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, Volume: 19, No. 3, March 2011.

Alexey Ozerov and Cédric Févotte, "Multichannel Nonnegative Matrix Factorization in Convolutive Mixtures for Audio Source Separation", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, Volume: 18, No. 3, March 2010.

Stefania Sardellitti, Massimiliano Giona and Sergio Barbarossa, "Fast Distributed Average Consensus Algorithms Based on Advection-Diffusion Processes", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 58, No. 2, February 2010.

Federico S. Cattivelli and Ali H. Sayed, "Diffusion LMS Strategies for Distributed Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 58, No. 3, March 2010.

Rony Ferzli and Lina J. Karam, "A No-Reference Objective Image Sharpness Metric Based on the Notion of Just Noticeable Blur (JNB)", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume: 18, No. 4, April 2009.

YOUNG AUTHOR BEST PAPER AWARD

Tomáš Filler and Jan Judas, for the paper co-authored with Jessica Fridrich, “Minimizing Additive Distortion in Steganography Using Syndrome-Trellis Codes ", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 6, no. 3, September 2011.

Jort F. Gemmeke and Antti Hurmalainen, for the paper co-authored with Tuomas Virtanen, "Exemplar-Based Sparse Representations for Noise Robust Automatic Speech Recognition", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 19, no. 7, September 2011.

Daniele Giacobello, for the paper co-authored with Mads Græsbøll Christensen, Manohar N. Murthi, Søren Holdt Jensen, and Marc Moonen, “Sparse Linear Prediction and Its Applications to Speech Processing", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 20, no. 5, July 2012.

Tiangao Gou and Chenwei Wang, for the paper co-authored with Syed A. Jafar, "Aiming Perfectly in the Dark-Blind Interference Alignment Through Staggered Antenna Switching", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 59, no. 6, June 2011.

Meisam Razaviyayn, for the paper co-authored with Gennady Lyubeznik and Zhi-Quan Luo, "On the Degrees of Freedom Achievable Through Interference Alignment in a MIMO Interference Channel", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 60, no. 2, February 2012.

SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY MEMBERS RECEIVE 2015 IEEE AWARDS.

The IEEE Edison Medal recognizes a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering, or the electrical arts. James Julius Spilker (AOSense, Inc., Half Moon Bay, California, USA) was honored "for contributions to the technology and implementation of civilian GPS navigation systems."

The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal, awarded for outstanding achievements in signal processing, was presented to Harry L. Van Trees (George Mason University, Standardsville, Virginia, USA) "for fundamental contributions to detections, estimation, and modulation theory; sensor array processing; and Bayesian bounds."

The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, distributed for a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE, was awarded to Richard Gordon Baraniuk (Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA) "for fundamental contributions to open educational resources for electrical engineering and beyond."

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award presented to Stephen John Young "for pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of automatic speech recognition and statistical spoken dialogue systems."

IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing presented to Georgios B. Giannakis "for contributions to the theory and practice of statistical signal processing and its applications to wireless communications."

IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits presented to Robert Whitlock Adams "for contributions to noise-shaping data converter circuits, digital signal processing, and log-domain analog filters."

2013 IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY AWARDEES

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

2012 IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY AWARDEES

The IEEE Signal Processing Society congratulates the following SPS members who will receive the Society's prestigious awards during ICASSP 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.

SOCIETY AWARD

José M. F. Moura, "for outstanding technical contributions and leadership in signal processing."

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Shih-Fu Chang, "for pioneering contributions to signal processing for multimedia content analysis and retrieval" and to Ali H. Sayed, "for fundamental contributions to adaptive and statistical signal processing."

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Athina Petropulu, "for exemplary service in technical leadership capacities."

EDUCATION AWARD

Richard G. Lyons, "for sustained success in clarifying the intricacies of signal processing, and significant contributions improving the understanding of, and promoting, practical DSP."

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST PAPER AWARD

David Gesbert, Marios Kountouris, Robert W. Heath, Jr., Chan-Byoung Chae, and Thomas Sälzer for the paper entitled "Shifting the MIMO Paradigm", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume: 24, No. 5, September 2007.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST COLUMN AWARD

Erik G. Larsson for the paper entitled "MIMO Detection Methods: How They Work", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume: 26, No. 3, May 2009.

BEST PAPER AWARDS

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, Volume: 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, Volume: 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, Volume: 55, No. 7, July 2007.

Robert Wilson, David Tse, and Robert A. ScholtzChannel Identification: Secret Sharing Using Reciprocity in Ultrawideband Channels", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume: 2, No. 3, September 2007.

Yagiz Sutcu, Qiming Li, and Nasir MemonProtecting Biometric Templates with Sketch: Theory and Practice", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume: 2, No. 3, September 2007.

Zhi Quan, Shuguang Cui, and Ali H. SayedOptimal Linear Cooperation for Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Volume: 2, No. 1, February 2008.

YOUNG AUTHOR BEST PAPER AWARD

Deanna Needell 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, Volume: 4, No. 2, April 2010.

David Ramírez co-authored with Javier Vía, Ignacio Santamaría and Louis L. Scharf" Detection of Spatially Correlated Gaussian Time Series", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 58, No. 10, October 2010.

Najim Dehak 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, Volume: 19, No. 4, May 2011.

Ngoc Q. K. Duong 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, Volume: 18, No. 7, September 2010.

SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY MEMBERS RECEIVE 2013 IEEE AWARDS.

The IEEE Founders Medal to Leo Beranek (LFIEEE) – Founder (retired), Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Boston, MA, USA.

The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal to Arthur Robert Calderbank (FIEEE) – Dean of Natural Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal to Bishu S. Atal(LFIEEE) – Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

The IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications to Michael Wicks (FIEEE) – Senior Scientist, Sensors Signal Processing, United States Air Force Research Laboratory (retired), Rome, NY, USA.

The IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award to Leah H. Jamieson (FIEEE) – John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

The IEEE Donald Fink Award to Anna Scaglione (FIEEE) – Professor, University of California – Davis, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Davis, CA, USA with co-recipients Stefano Galli and Zhifang Wang.

2012 Award Presentation

2011 IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY AWARDEES

The IEEE Signal Processing Society congratulates the following SPS members who will receive the Society's prestigious awards during ICASSP 2012 in Kyoto, Japan.

SOCIETY AWARD

H. Vincent Poor, "for fundamental technical contributions to, and leadership in, statistical signal processing and its applications to wireless communications and related fields."

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Bernd Girod, "for his contributions to the theory and practice of video communications, search and processing" and to Björn Ottersten, "for contributions in array signal processing and wireless communications."

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Shih-Fu Chang and Li Deng "for extraordinary service contributions and outstanding leadership of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine."

EDUCATION AWARD

P. P. Vaidyanathan, "for fundamental contributions to education in signal processing and multirate filter bank theory and methods."

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST PAPER AWARD

Jacob Mattingley and Stephen Boyd for the paper entitled, "Real-Time Convex Optimization in Signal Processing," published in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume 27, Number 3, May 2010.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE BEST COLUMN AWARD

Hagit Messer, for the paper entitled, "Rainfall Monitoring Using Cellular Networks [In the Spotlight]," published in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume 24, Number 3, May 2007.

BEST PAPER AWARDS

Tanya Ignatenko and Frans M. J. Willems for the paper entitled, " Biometric Systems: Privacy and Secrecy Aspects ," published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 4, Number 4, December 2009.

Nicholas D. Sidiropoulos , Timothy N. Davidson i and Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo for the paper entitled, " Transmit Beamforming for Physical-Layer Multicasting ," published in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 54, Number 6, June 2006.

Stephen J. Wright , Robert D. Nowak and Mário A. T. Figueiredo for the paper entitled, " Sparse Reconstruction by Separable Approximation ," published in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 57, Number 7, July 2009.

Pengfei Xia and Georgios B. Giannakis for the paper entitled, "Design and Analysis of Transmit-Beamforming based on Limited-Rate Feedback," published in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 54, Number5, May 2006.

YOUNG AUTHOR BEST PAPER AWARD

Raj Rao Nadakuditi , for the paper co-authored with Alan Edelman entitled, " Sample Eigenvalue Based Detection of High-Dimensional Signals in White Noise Using Relatively Few Samples ," published in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 56, Number 7, July 2008.

Yi-Hsuan Yang , Yu-Ching Lin and Ya-Fan Su , for the paper co-authored with Homer H. Chen entitled, " A Regression Approach to Music Emotion Recognition ," published in the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, Volume 16, Number 2, February 2008.

Sheng Yi , for the paper co-authored with Demetrio Labate, Glenn R. Easley, and Hamid Krim entitled, " A Shearlet Approach to Edge Analysis and Detection ," published in the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 18, Number 5, May 2009.

SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY MEMBERS RECEIVE 2012 IEEE AWARDS.

SPS members are marked with an asterisk.

The IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of speech and/or audio signal processing. The 2012 co-recipients are James Baker, Carnegie Mellon University and Janet Baker*, Saras Institute, "for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of automatic speech recognition."

The 2012 IEEE Masasu Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award is being represented to Gisle Bjontegaard, Tandberg Telecom; Gary Sullivan*, Microsoft Corporation, and Thomas Wiegand, Berlin University of Technology, "for leadership and technical contributions to the development of the globally deployed vide coding standard H.264/MPEG4-AVC." The IEEE Masasu Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of consumer electronics technology.

The IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement recognizes outstanding contributions in electrical measurements. The 2012 recipient is Rik Pintelon*, Vrijo Universiteit Brussel, "for the development of innovative system identification methods for measurement applications."

The 2012 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award is being represented to Pramod Kumar Varshney*, Syracuse University, “for contributions to and leadership in the theory and practice of multisensor data fusion for aerospace and bioengineering applications". The IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award recognizes outstanding contributions to space engineering, within the fields of interest of the IEEE.

The IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award recognizes inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest. The 2012 recipient is Anthony G. Constantinides*, Imperial College, "for educating, inspiring and mentoring generations of graduate students in digital signal processing and communications throughout the world."

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