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10 years of news and resources for members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society

January 2015

IEEE Signal Processing Society Past President K. J. Ray Liu in his capacity as Chair of the Society’s Nominations and Appointments Committee invites nominations for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Officer positions of President-Elect for the term 1 January 2016-31 December 2017 and Vice President-Technical Directions for the term 1 January 2016-31 December 2018.

In 2014, the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) volunteers and staff proactively worked to ensure that the Society support its members, products, and services with speed and efficiency.

The work paid off, though, and it is apparent through a host of accomplishments we made throughout 2014. In June, SPS had its five-year Society Review with the Technical Activities Board (TAB) Society Review Committee. The review went extremely well, and the Committee praised and highlighted many areas in membership, publications, conferences, and operations.

Now IEEE SPS has built a streamlined mechanism for employers to add a job announcement by simply filling in a simple job opportunity submission Web form at the related TC section pages.

To submit job announcements for a particular Technical Committee, the submission form can be found by visiting the page below and clicking on a particular TC. A link for the form can be found in the sidebar menu of the TC pages. Jobs can also be viewed from its individual TC pages or a combined listing that includes all TC jobs.

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members. The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

Nominations are due 31 January 2015 for the IEEE Technical Field Awards (TFA). IEEE TFAs are awarded for contributions or leadership in a specific field of interest of the IEEE and are among the highest awards presented on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.

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."

In this series, we introduce a scientist, who makes use of signal processing techniques for his research findings, by means of an interview. This month, we are happy to introduce Dr. Radislav A. Potyrailo, a Principal Scientist at GE Global Research Center, whose research interests mainly focus on material characterization and chemical sensing.

In this series, we introduce a member of our Society by means of an interview. This month, we are happy to introduce Xing Fang, a Ph.D student from North Carolina A&T State University, whose research interests mainly focus on natural language processing (NLP) and social computing.

Each year, the IEEE Board of Directors confers the grade of Fellow on up to one-tenth of one 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 51 SPS members who were recognized with the grade of Fellow as of 1 January 2015:

Are you passionate about social media and interested in improving the IEEE Signal Processing Society's online presence? We are looking for a lead volunteer to Chair an effort to organize, represent and improve the Society’s online content and social media presence. The position will have high visibility and interactions with other Society volunteers and IEEE/SPS staff across the organization. The primary responsibilities are noted below.

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