IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter | Volume 18 | Issue 3 | June 2024 | CURRENT/PAST ISSUES


IEEE CASS 2024 Award Winners

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2024 IEEE Circuits and Systems Awards. The Society is especially proud and happy to honor their outstanding accomplishments and we look forward to their continued involvement in the society. 

Society Awards

Meritorious Service Award: Victor Grimblatt
"For his work promoting the microelectronics ecosystem both globally and regionally through CASS activities”

Meritorious Service Award: Yong Lian
“For long-term outstanding services to the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society as the Vice President for Region 10, Vice President for Publications, and as the President”

Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award: Wenwu Zhu
“For contributions to visual signal processing and video communications technologies”

John Choma Education Award: Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek
“For contributions to education in signal processing”

Paper Awards

Darlington Best Paper Award:
"A Study of a Millimeter-Wave Transmitter Architecture Realizing QAM Directly in RF Domain”
Authors: Mohammad Oveisi, Huan Wang, and Payam Heydari

Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award:
“Analog Neural Computing With Super-Resolution Memristor Crossbars” 
Authors: Alex P. James, Leon O. Chua

Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award:
“Temporal-Channel Transformer for 3D Lidar-Based Video Object Detection for Autonomous Driving” 
Authors: Zhenxun Yuan, Xiao Song, Lei Bai, Zhe Wang, and Wanli Ouyang

Very Large-Scale Integration Systems Best Paper Award:
“Adaptive Machine Learning-based Proactive Thermal Management for NoC Systems”
Authors: Kun-Chih (Jimmy) Chen; Yuan-Hao Liao; Cheng-Ting Chen; Lei-Qi Wang

Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award: 
“ANNet: A Lightweight Neural Network for ECG Anomaly Detection in IoT Edge Sensors”
Authors: Gawsalyan Sivapalan, Koushik Kumar Nundy, Soumyabrata Dev, Barry Cardiff, and Deepu John

Outstanding Young Author Award:
“RetinexDIP: A Unified Deep Framework for Low-Light Image Enhancement”
Authors: Zunjin Zhao, Bangshu Xiong, Lei Wang, Qiaofeng Ou, Lei Yu, and Fa Kuang

Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award:
“SpinDrop: Dropout-Based Bayesian Binary Neural Networks with Spintronic Implementation”
Authors: Soyed Tuhin Ahmed, Kamal Danouchi, Christopher Münch, Guillaume Prenat, Lorena Anghel, Mehdi B. Tahoori

Chapter Awards

Chapter of the Year Award: IEEE CASS Kerala Chapter

Regions 1-7 Chapter of the Year Award: IEEE CASS/ED North Jersey Chapter 

Region 8 Chapter of the Year Award: IEEE CASS Kenya Chapter

Region 9 Chapter of the Year: IEEE CASS Peru Chapter

Region 10 Chapter of the Year: IEEE CASS Tainan Chapter


Join us in congratulating our 2024 Award Winners!

2024 Student Design Competition Winners

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) successfully held its 8th CASS Student Design Competition, a global event where undergraduate students showcased their projects focused on solving real-world problems through electrical engineering and related fields.

The competition unfolded in three stages: chapter-level, regional, and the culminating world finals. The finals took place on 20 May 2024, during the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2024) held in Singapore.

2023-2024 Student Design Competition - World Winner
A Wearable Cardiopulmonary Healthcare System For Real-Time Monitoring Of Multi-Modal Physiological Signals
Hanyu Shi, Yichen Long, Zhiyu Huang, Shuxun Li, Jiaxun Zhou, Zhengshi Liang, Yanchang Yang, Changyan Chen, Yuhang Zhang (Shanghai Chapter)

2023-2024 Student Design Competition - Regional Winners

Winner in North America
Ghost in the Machine: High-Performance FPGA Implementation for Deep Learning Acceleration
Maya Borowicz, James Ding, Winnie Fan, Zhongqi Gao, Davis Jackson, Zhengyi Lu, Sophia Rohlfsen
(Houston Chapter)

Winner in Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Victor Kimaru, Sheila Otuko, Mercy Runo (Kenya Chapter)

Winner in Latin America
Low Cost Interactive Embedded Device for Attention Training in Children with ADHD
Dennys J. Báez-Sanchez, María del Cisne Ortega-Cabrera, Luis J. Serpa-Andrade, Luis F. Guerrero-Vásquez, Jorge O. Ordoñez-Ordoñez (Ecuador Chapter)

Industrial Distinguished Lecturer Program (iDLP)

We are pleased to announce the IEEE CASS Industrial Distinguished Lecturer Program (iDLP). The iDLP program aims to educate IEEE members about advanced topics of primary importance to the industry and the CASS community. In this initiative, leading speakers from industry deliver lectures on such topics worldwide through iDLP events organized by IEEE, in the context of IEEE Chapters and conferences. 


Inviting a CASS Industrial Distinguished Lecturer

A request for sponsorship of a lecture by one of the CASS Industrial Distinguished Lecturers must be made by a local sponsoring organization with direct involvement and approval of the corresponding CASS Chapter Chair. Chapters are strongly encouraged to make use of the CASS iDLP to enhance their member benefits. Although lectures are mainly organized to benefit existing members and Chapters, they can also be effective in generating membership and encouraging new chapter formation.


2024-2025 Industrial Distinguished Lecturer Roster

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IEEE CASS 2023 Best Associate Editors and Best Reviewers

The Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) is pleased to recognize the selected 2023 Best Associate Editors and Reviewers for the CASS Periodicals.

These individuals were selected by the 2023 Editors-in-Chief of the corresponding journals and are being recognized for their outstanding service to the CASS periodicals through their thoroughness, timeliness, and dedication to ensuring that their periodical maintains and improves their technical quality.

This recognition is given on an annual basis for service recognized during the previous year. Please join us in recognizing the following Associate Editors and Reviewers for their outstanding service to the CASS Periodicals.

Best Associate Editors and Reviewers

2023 Best Associate Editors

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2023 Best Reviewers

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