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  • Congratulations to those who were awarded a 2022 CASS award

    The IEEE CAS Society is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2022 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Awards. The Society is especially proud and happy to honor their outstanding accomplishments and we look forward to their continued involvement and close contact with CAS.
    • Mac Van Valkenburg Award
      Srikanta M.N. Swamy
      for his pioneering and lifelong research contributions, particularly in multidimensional signal processing, distributed parameters networks, graph theory, discrete transforms, and image processing. For nearly six decades of outstanding contributions to education and for lifelong dedication to the service of the CAS Society.
    • Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award
      Chi K (Michael) Tse
      for contributions and continued leadership to the research of complex behavior of power electronics and energy systems.
    • Industrial Pioneer Award
      Debendra Das Sharma
      for pioneering innovations and industry leadership in establishing PCI Express and Compute Express Link as the ubiquitous I/O interconnect standards.
    • Meritorious Service Award
      Yoshifumi Nishio
      for excellent leadership in CASS regional activities and membership development.
    • Darlington Best Paper Award
      Behzad Razavi
      "Jitter-Power Trade-Offs in PLLs"
      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (Volume 68, Issue 4, April 2021)
    • Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award
      Chengqing Li, Bingbing Feng, Shujun Li, Jüergen Kurths, Guanrong Chen
      "Dynamic Analysis of Digital Chaotic Maps via State-Mapping Networks"
      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (Volume 66, Issue 6, June 2019)
    • Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award
      He Zhang, Vishwanath Sindagi, Vishal M. Patel
      "Image De-Raining Using a Conditional Generative Adversarial Network"
      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (Volume 30, Issue 11, November 2020)
    • Very Large Scale Integration Systems Best Paper Award
      Shihui Yin, Zhewei Jiang, Minkyu Kim, Tushar Gupta, Mingoo Seok, Jae-sun Seo
      "Vesti: Energy-Efficient In-Memory Computing Accelerator for Deep Neural Networks"
      IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems (Volume 28, Issue 1, January 2020)
    • Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award
      Hisham Daoud, Magdy A. Bayoumi
      "Efficient Epileptic Seizure Prediction Based on Deep Learning"
      IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (Volume 13, Issue 5, October 2019)
    • Chapter of the Year Award
      Rio Grande do Sul
      Chapter Chair, José Rodrigo Azambuja
    • Region 10 Chapter of the Year
      Seoul/Taegu Chapter
      Chapter Chair, Kyung Ki Kim
  • Congratulations to Dr. Ashok Vijh on being elected as an Honorary Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering

    Dr. Ashok Vijh has held the title of Maitre-de-Recherche at Hydro Québec since 1973. He is winner of the Killam Prize in Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and former president of the RSC Academy of Science. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and of the Order of Québec. Dr. Vijh has advanced electrochemical technologies such as fuel cells, advanced batteries, hydrogen electrolyzers and photoelectochemical solar devices as well as for treatment of cancerous tumours. He has received over 60 distinctions, published over 400 refereed papers and eight books.

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    • IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Grants
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      • Eligibility: IEEE Student Members in good standing in a Canadian University or College (at a college, undergraduate or graduate level).
      • Purpose: To support IEEE student members to attend and present a paper at a Vehicular Technologies Conference or other IEEE Conference related to Vehicular Technologies.
      • Deadline: November 15, 2022
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  • Technology at Our Fingertips: Advancing Communities and Businesses

    Dr. Yolande E. Chan is going to talk about the use of SMAC (social media, mobile technologies, analytics and cloud computing) to advance communities in crisis (e.g., in response to poverty or natural disasters) and resource-constrained businesses (e.g., startups). She will also describe her journey from a focus on engineering to business (i.e., designing technology to using and managing technology).
    • Topic: Technology at our Fingertips: Advancing Communities and Businesses
    • Guest speaker: Dr. Yolande E. Chan, Dean and James McGill Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
    • Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Time: 18:00 - 20:00 EST
    • Venue: Zoom
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