Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Now Sponsors Two IEEE Awards
The presentations of the 2022–2031 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award and the IEEE Fourier Award for Processing will now be supported by Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL). MERL is the US subsidiary of the corporate research and development organization of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. MERL conducts application-motivated basic research and advanced development in physical modeling and simulation, signal processing, control, optimization, and Artificial Intelligence.
“MERL is proud to support the recognition of outstanding contributions to signal processing by sponsoring both the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award and the IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing. These awards celebrate the creativity and innovation in the field that touch many aspects of our lives and drive our society forward” said Anthony Vetro, VP and Director, MERL.
The IEEE Board of Directors established the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award in 2002 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of speech and/or audio signal processing. The award has been underwritten by the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) for the years 2002–2021.
In 2012, the IEEE Board of Directors established the IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing for outstanding contribution to the advancement of signal processing, other than in the areas of speech and audio processing. The award has been financially supported by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS ) and IEEE SPS for the years 2012–2021. The deadline to nominate a worthy candidate for the Flanagan Award or the Fourier Award is 15 January, annually.
By underwriting these IEEE Technical Field Awards, MERL continues to make a mark by supporting the advancement of technology that makes lasting changes in the world. The donation also allows IEEE to continue to celebrate technology and engineering achievements.
Collaboration makes an impact! The IEEE Awards Program would like to thank IEEE SPS for making the connection to MERL! Through contributions from IEEE SPS, IEEE CAS, and now MERL, the legacy of these prestigious Technical Field Awards will remain in IEEE’s Awards portfolio honoring leaders and visionaries who shape the future for the benefit of humanity, one innovation at a time.