Society Recognitions

IEEE societies presented the following four members with awards

6 May 2011

The IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society recognized two IEEE members with its Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences awards.

Fellow Richard Leahy received the IEEE Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award. He was recognized for “significant and sustained contributions to inverse problems in medical imaging and for dedication to graduate training.” Leahy is a professor of electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and radiology at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. He is a member of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences, Signal Processing, and Engineering in Medicine and Biology societies.

Member Xin He received the IEEE Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Award for “contributions to evaluation of image quality for three-class tasks.” She is a research associate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore.

The IEEE Computer Society recently honored two members with awards.

Senior Member Arthur W. Astrin received the 2011 Hans Karlsson Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts in developing and promoting standards for the computer industry. Astrin was rewarded for his “leadership and diplomatic skills applied to LAN/MAN wireless personal area network standards, and mediating rivalry of competing corporate entities and personal aspirations by promoting the value of IEEE wireless standards-based approaches.”

He is CEO of Astrin Radio, a company in Palo Alto, Calif., that develops wireless products for consumer, medical, and defense uses. He has been working on creating industry compatibility with testing compliance for the IEEE 802.11 family of standards.

Astrin is chair of the IEEE Information Theory Group and a member of the IEEE 802.11/15 standards committee. He is also a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation, Computer, Information Theory, and Microwave Theory and Techniques societies.

Member Ben Hescott received the 2011 Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award. He was recognized for “making computer science accessible to a broad spectrum of students through his energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to teaching.”

Hescott is a senior lecturer in computer science at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. His research interests include structural complexity, approximation algorithms, and computational biology.


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