Category Archives: Awards of Highest Distinction

R1 Fellow Stephen Grossberg to receive the 2017 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award

Congratulations to R1 Fellow STEPHEN GROSSBERG —Wang Professor of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  He  will receive the IEEE FRANK ROSENBLATT AWARD which recognizes outstanding contributions to biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms and systems.  It is sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

The award is for contributions to understanding brain cognition and behavior and their emulation by technology.

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The IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award was established in 2004.

The award is named in honor of Frank Rosenblatt who is widely regarded as one of the founders of neural networks. Basing his research on the study of fly vision, he developed the single-layer input layer and an output layer of neural cells. Frequent presentation of a pattern or patterns resulted in changes in the input to output connections, facilitating future recognition of these patterns, or memory.  His work influenced and even anticipated many modern neural network approaches.

R1 Life Fellow Stephen Weinstein receives the 2016 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award

IEEE RICHARD M. EMBERSON AWARD, for distinguished service to the development, viability, advancement, and pursuit of the technical objectives of IEEE, sponsored by the IEEE Technical Activities Board, to STEPHEN WEINSTEIN (LFIEEE)—President, Communication Theory and Technology Consulting, New York, New York, USA

Citation “For contributions to IEEE Publications, Awards, and globalization.”

In 1986 the Board of Directors established the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award.

The Award is named in honor of Dr. Richard M. Emberson, whose 23-year association with the Institute at both the staff and volunteer levels, including Director of Technical Services, Executive Director and General Manager, and Member of the Board of Directors, exemplified loyal and dedicated service to the Institute, especially its Technical Activities.

R1 Fellow Moshe Kam receives the 2016 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award

kam-ieee-awardIEEE HARADEN PRATT AWARD, for outstanding service to the IEEE, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, to Recipient MOSHE KAM (FIEEE)—Dean of the Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Citation “For original and high-impact contributions to IEEE’s Educational Activities, expanding IEEE’s global reach and effectiveness.”

The IEEE Haraden Pratt Award was established in 1971 in honor of Haraden Pratt, then Director Emeritus of IEEE, who had given dedicated and distinguished service. As President, Treasurer, and then Secretary for 23 consecutive years, his service on the Board of Directors, including that of Director Emeritus, totaled 31 years.

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.