Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, known as IEEE all around the world, is a key contributor in taking the world towards technological advancement. It is the largest professional association with more than 422,000 members with influence in 160 countries. Half of its members are non-Americans and it comprises of 339 sections that cover ten geographic regions around the globe.
It is a professional association that welcomes new ideas. When it comes to listing down prominent entities that are making invaluable contributions in the tech-world, IEEE fellows take up the top ranks with their smart technological inventions and exceptional researches.
Toshio Fukuda, born in Toyama, graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1971. He is a notable IEEE fellow who is actively working in the field of robotics. With his focus on micro and nanorobotics and more than four decades of working with IEEE, he was able to create a medical intravascular microsurgery simulator. His work receives worldwide praise, specifically from the medical sector for his contributions.
He has 2,000 articles published under his name in prominent scientific journals and reports. At present, he is serving as a professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology. He is also a professor emeritus at Nagoya University, Japan.
His research plays a key role in the area of bio-robotic systems and intelligent robotic systems. His research puts light on nanosensors and nano actuators. Moreover, three-dimensional manipulation of carbon nanotubes is also part of his research contributions.
The world knows Dr. Toshio for his research efforts in Intelligence Systems. He is a pioneer in research on Cellular Robotic System, “CEBOT,” a Modular Robotic System. Moreover, he has established himself as a notable entity in the field of robotics through his efforts in the development of brachiation controllers. These controllers are responsible for providing natural movement in robots.
Hardayal Singh Gill
A 1995 IEEE fellow, Hardayal Singh Gill, is a notable entity in the field of data storage and memory devices. He is an electrical engineer who was born in the year 1952 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He came to the United States of America in 1974 to complete his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the University of Minnesota. His contributions in the tech-world are worth a mention. He developed MR heads for Hard Disk Drives. For his contributions in the area, he became an elected IEEE Fellow in 1995.
Moreover, Hardayal Singh was named IBM distinguished Engineer for his contributions in the development and designing industry-first GMR heads. He has 320 US patents for protecting inventions including CPP read sensor, perpendicular magnetic write head, and magnetoresistive head. Due to his reputable contributions, he was listed as a noteworthy Electrical engineer by Marquis Who’s Who. His achievements include designing magnetic thin film devices which include MR-, GMR-, MTJ-based sensors. In addition, he has a significant role in designing of Spin Valve Transistor and Memory chip.
Hardayal Singh Gill has extensive experience in the field as he has worked with some notable organizations including National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, and International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose.
George A. Bekey
George A. Bekey, a 92-year old IEEE fellow, has directed his research in biomedical engineering and robotics. He has spent more than 40 years in the field of bio-medical robotics and his groundbreaking research has led to advancements in the development of humanoids. Moreover, his work has provided the tech-experts a direction in the sector of interaction between humans and robots. George A. Bekey has 240 books and research papers published under his name in the bio-medical robotics, computer simulation, and control systems.
He received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California, where he also served as the chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department. He is also an emeritus professor at the University of Southern California. During his time at USC, he founded the Robotics Research Laboratory. He and his team of students played a pivotal role in robotics when they modeled the behavior of human drivers. The model came into the industry when automated transportation was not a field of interest. His last book, Autonomous Robots, was published by MIT in the year 2005.
One of his contributions in the bio-medical robotics sector includes a mathematical model that experts are using in the diagnosis of gait malfunctions.
José M. F. Moura
José M. F. Moura, an IEEE fellow, holds a D. Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science which he received from MIT. He is an electrical engineer from Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal. The primary focus of his research is Graph Signal Processing and data science. In addition to being an IEEE fellow, he is a member of the US National Academies Navy Studies Board. Technology. He has co-founded three patents, two of which have made way into commercial use.
He was the recipient of several awards during his time in IEEE including; IEEE Signal Processing Society Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award. These awards were a result of his contributions to statistical signal processing. In the year 2016, he became an IEEE board member and IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities.
The notable projects José M. F. Moura was a part of include bioimaging, SMART, robust detection and imaging by time reversal, and SPIRAL. José M. F. Moura is a Philip L. and Marsha Dowd Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked in collaboration with notable organizations, including Siemens and Intel.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1968, Brendon Frey has made praise-worthy contributions to areas including molecular biology, error-correcting decoding, probabilistic interference, and signal processing. He has more than 100 papers published under his name in areas including image segmentation, black codes, computer graphics, computer vision.
His contributions to machine learning and information processing are helping the entities operating in this sector direct their research. He used his passion and educational background in the fields of computer science, physics, and engineering to do groundbreaking research in the industry.
The highlights of his work include the wake-sleep algorithm for deep learning and his concept of developing a genome biology model using machine learning. He is a well-known genome biology researcher who has made some prominent contributions to machine learning. His work has paved the way for professionals to understand genetic disorders better.
IEEE is the largest technical professional organization that plays a pivotal role in shaping the technological world of today. The efforts and passion of notable IEEE fellows have led to groundbreaking research in the world of technology. The inventions, publications, and books that have been authored by IEEE fellows serve as a basic foundation of several game-changing inventions!