Princeton Professor Receives Bell Labs Prize, and Naval Engineer Named Technology Leader

IEEE members made headlines this month

16 February 2018

Senior Member Anthony Agnello [left] and Richard Factor [right] were honored with a Technical Grammy by the Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards for their influence on the record-making process in the music industry.

They are the founders of Eventide, an audio-effects hardware manufacturer in Little Ferry, N.J. The company revolutionized the industry with the H910 Harmonizer effects processor, which forms the basis of today’s pitch-shifting and pitch-correction devices.

Agnello, president of the company’s audio division, is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Fellow Edward A. Fox was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, a publisher of biographical profiles, for his achievements, leadership qualities, and success in the engineering field.

He is a professor of computer science and director of the Digital Research Laboratory at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in Blacksburg, and Virginia State University, in Petersburg.

Fox is a member of the IEEE Computer Society.

Member Lonnie Parker was named a Modern Day Technology Leader by U.S. Black Engineer Information Technology magazine. The award honors professionals who are strengthening the STEM pipeline. He received the award during the Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference, held 8 to 10 February in Washington, D.C.

Parker, an electrical engineer at the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and IEEE Young Professionals.

Member Allana Rose received the Prospatheia Award from Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb. The award is given to an electrical engineering senior who has overcome obstacles to achieve success. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with brain and eye cancer in high school and received a prosthetic eye.

She received the award for her role in designing a blind-spot alert system in cars for drivers with visual impairments.

Rose, who received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in December, is a member of IEEE Young Professionals.

Senior Member Kaushik Sengupta received last year’s Bell Labs Prize for his invention of a transceiver chip technology that could power a universal software-defined reconfigurable radio.

Sengupta, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton, is a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

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