IEEE societies presented the following three members with awards.
Fellow Joseph Mitola received the IEEE Communications Society's Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks Recognition Award for "pioneering contributions to and continuing leadership of the cognitive radio field."
Mitola is a professor of engineering and vice president of the Research Enterprise at Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N.J. He is also a consulting scientist for MITRE Corp., a nonprofit organization that conducts R&D for the U.S. Department of Defense and Federal Aviation Administration. His research focuses on software-defined radio and cognitive radio systems and technologies.
He is a member of the IEEE Communications; Computer; Computational Intelligence; and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics societies.
The IEEE Computer Society honored two members.
Life Fellow David Kuck received the 2011 Computer Pioneer Award for "pioneering parallel architectures including the Illiac IV, the Burroughs BSP, and Cedar; and for revolutionary parallel compiler technology including Parafrase and KAP 2009." The Illiac IV and the Burroughs Scientific Processor were high-performance supercomputers, and Parafrase and KAP 2009 are software programs.
Kuck is a researcher at Intel's Software and Services Group and director of its Parallel and Distributed Solutions Division, which develops software for programs in multicore and cluster environments.
He is a member of the IEEE Women in Engineering affinity group.
Member John Rushby received the IEEE Harlan D. Mills Award, which recognizes sustained contributions to information science theory and practice. He was cited for "practical and fundamental contributions to software and hardware reliability, with seminal contributions to computer security, fault tolerance, and formal methods."
Rushby is director of the Formal Methods and Dependable Systems Program at SRI International, a nonprofit scientific research institute in Menlo Park, Calif.