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Thirteen electrical engineering professors at Stanford win Third Millennium medals
As part of its celebration of the third millennium, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awarded approximately 3,000 medals and certificates to IEEE members worldwide in recognition of outstanding contributions to their fields. The awards were presented at various professional meetings throughout the year 2000. The IEEE honored 13 Stanford professors with Third Millennium Medals:
John Cioffi, professor of electrical engineering, for contributions to broadband access, particularly technologies used for digital subscriber lines (DSL).
Donald Cox, the Harald Trap Friis Professor, for contributions to wireless communications.
Gene Franklin, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, for contributions to research and teaching in the field of automatic control.
James Gibbons, the Reid Weaver Dennis Professor of Electrical Engineering, for pioneering research leading to the development of both ion implantation and rapid thermal processing as essential technologies for semiconductor device fabrication.
Robert Gray, professor of electrical engineering, for contributions to signal processing and information theory, particularly data compression and classification.
James Harris, the James and Elenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering, for innovations in gallium arsenide devices used in optical networks and cellular telephones.
Thomas Kailath, the Hitachi America Professor in the School of Engineering, for seminal contributions to communications, control, computation and signal processing.
John Linvill, the Canon USA Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, for early work in solid state electronics.
David Miller, the W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering, for pioneering contributions to the use of quantum semiconductor structures in optical telecommunications.
James Plummer, the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering and John M. Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering, for outstanding contributions to the field of silicon devices and technology.
Calvin Quate, the Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering and research professor of applied physics, for outstanding contributions to scanning probe microscopy.
Bernard Widrow, professor of electrical engineering, for contributions to adaptive signal processing, adaptive control systems and artificial neural networks.
Bruce Wooley, the Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor in the
School of Engineering and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, for contributions to the field of semiconductor integrated circuit design.
By Dawn Levy