Two IEEE members were recognized by the Franklin Institute, in Philadelphia, one of the oldest U.S. centers for science and education.
Life Fellow Edmund M. Clarke received the institute’s 2014 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. He was recognized for his “leading role in the conception and development of techniques for automatically verifying the correctness of a broad array of computer systems, including those found in transportation, communications, and medicine.” These techniques, collectively known as model checking, analyze the logic behind hardware and software design and provide an automated method for identifying design errors.
Clarke is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. He is also director of Computational Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems, a project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation that seeks to apply model checking and other formal verification techniques to provide insights into complex biological and computer systems.
He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Life Fellow Mark H. Kryder is corecipient of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering. He and colleague Shunichi Iwasaki were recognized for the “development and realization of the system of perpendicular magnetic recording, which has enabled a dramatic increase in the storage capacity of computer-readable media.”
Kryder is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and director of the school’s Magnetics Technology and Data Storage System centers. He is a member of the IEEE Magnetics Society.
Member Beth Crutchfield has been named a partner of RMF Engineering, a mechanical and electrical engineering firm with headquarters in Baltimore. She will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company’s office in Charleston, S.C., where she will work to expand its business in the southeastern United States.
Crutchfield is an electrical engineer and project manager specializing in the design and construction of institutional buildings and health care facilities.
She is a member of IEEE Women in Engineering.
Member Michael Jungnitsch was named CEO of the VDE Testing and Certification Institute, in Offenbach, Germany, one of Europe’s largest technical and scientific organizations.
Jungnitsch was previously chief officer of the Asia-Pacific region at TÜV Rheinland, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, in Cologne, Germany.
The Optical Society presented Fellow Kazuro Kikuchi with its 2014 John Tyndall Award, one of the highest honors in the field of fiber optics. He was recognized for “pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding of coherent detection techniques.”
Kikuchi is a professor of electrical engineering and information systems at the University of Tokyo, where his research focuses on fiber-optic communications and systems. He is also on the board of directors of Alnair Labs Corp., a Tokyo company that develops laser and optics technology.
He is a member of the IEEE Photonics Society.
The following member was recognized by an IEEE society.
Senior Member Hongbin Li received the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society’s Jack Neubauer Memorial Award. The award recognizes the best paper published by the society on the subject of vehicular technology systems.
Li was recognized for being the lead author of “Multiantenna-Assisted Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio,” published in IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technology [May 2010]. The paper describes the potential of multiple antennas being used to detect a primary user in a cognitive radio network.
He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N.J., where his research focuses on signal processing and wireless communications and networking.