Nokia held a virtual awards ceremony on December 3 and announced the winners of the 2020 Bell Labs Prize, a competition that recognizes disruptive innovations that will define the next industrial revolution. Proposals were received from 208 academics in 26 countries, and a team from the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) consisting of GTPG member Cheng Qi, Francesco Amato, and Greg Durgin was presented with the third-place prize. Read more here.
Fei-Yue Wang;Gisele Bennett;Bassiri-Gharb Nazanin;Yidong Li;Jun Jason Zhang;GregoryDurgin;Shahriar Mirabbasi;Pui Yi Lau;Christopher Valenta;Francesco Amato;T. S. Rangarajan;Mohammad S. Alhassoun
Year: 2020 | Volume: 4, Issue: 3 | Journal Article | Publisher: IEEE
This article summarizes the history and present state of the IEEE Council on Radio-Frequency Identification (CRFID). The aim, scope, and achievement of CRFID on technical & academic activities, publications, and membership services & education are highlighted, with focus on how CRFID commits and grows resources to achieve its goals for its technical communities. This article also provides the vision and path to the council’s future, and on this path, CRFID is broadening the technological frontiers of IoT, Blockchain, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Cyber-Physical Social Systems (CPSS), Digital Twins, Parallel Systems, Parallel Intelligence, and many other related enabling and transformational techniques.
Next year’s annual installment of the IEEE RFID 2021 will be a hybrid conference in Phoenix, AZ from 27-29 April 2021. Planned to be co-located with RFID Journal LIVE!, the conference will allow both presenters and attendees to join either in person or online. Open calls are on the website for papers, workshops, and tutorials. Hopefully we will all be able to meet in person in 2021!
Congratulations to GTPG member Erik Centeno! He was awarded the 2020 ECE Opportunity Research Scholars (ORS) Outstanding Service Award for the academic year. Erik has been a tireless member of ORS for four years, serving on our very own Space Solar Power team. He has graduated this spring from Georgia Tech and will be joining AT&T in Atlanta. Well done, Erik!