2014 Awards Banquet

The 2014 Awards Banquet was held at the Birchwood Manor, Whippany, NJ, on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

The IEEE North Jersey Section Chair, Russell Pepe, welcomed all present. Dr. Ralph Wyndrum, IEEE Region 1 Awards Committee Chair, recognized this year’s newly elected Fellow, Dr. Emina Soljanin, from Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, for contributions to coding theory and coding schemes for transmission and storage systems. Dr. Charles Rubenstein, 2010-2011 IEEE Region 1 Director, presented the 2013 IEEE Region 1 Award for Outstanding Support for the Mission of the IEEE, MGA, Region 1 to Dr. Kalyan Mondal, Fairleigh Dickinson University, for leadership and service to the IEEE North Jersey Section, and to John Taylor, for leadership and support of IEEE student activities in the IEEE North Jersey Section.