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Photo of the three Nobel Prize winners

Isamu Akasaki (IEEE Life Fellow), Hiroshi Amano (IEEE member), and Shuji Nakamura were awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for “having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED).”

Dr. Isamu Akasaki’s and Dr. Shuji Nakamura’s articles on GaN-based LED technology are featured in the Proceedings of the IEEE October 2013 Special Issue, which honored the 50th anniversary of the LED.



Professor Ramesh Karri (New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering) introduces the Proceedings special issue on Trustworthy Hardware.


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Recent press releases

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Special Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE Examined the Impact of Digital Technology on Social Networks an Computer Science Tools (PDF, 431 KB)
19 January 2015
The December 2014 special issue is dedicated to exploring how digital technology is changing our social networks, as well as the tools we have for studying and designing those networks.

November ImageSpecial Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE Investigates Energy Harvesting and Scavenging (PDF, 442 KB)
02 January 2015
The November 2014 special issue explores energy harvesting and scavenging techniques, and area of intrigue for the engineering community an an important part of the dialogue revolving around sustainable energy in the future.

October ImageSpecial Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE Explores How the Mechanics of Vision Inspire and Inform Technology (PDF, 456 KB
02 December 2014
The October 2014 special issue highlights progress and continuing efforts in the domain of vision and biological optics.

August coverSpecial Open Access Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE Explores Hardware Security and Threats (PDF, 50 KB)
12 September 2014
This special issue showcases advances in state-of-the-art trustworthy integrated circuits and systems spanning a range of topics from theoretical and conceptual foundations, synthesis, testing, and verification, through modeling and optimization, to case studies.

June coverSpecial Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE Explores What’s in Store for Energy Storage (PDF, 29 KB)
12 August 2014
The June/July two-part special issue examines recent advances in electrochemical energy storage as well as the regulatory policy and market mechanisms for large-scale deployment of energy storage systems.

March coverProceedings of the IEEE Explores Future Radio Spectrum Access (PDF, 173 KB)
1 April 2014
Competition for use of radio spectrum resources is at an all-time high. Find out whether the shortage of radio spectrum is real, or it is simply an artifact created by inefficient management of available bandwidth in the March 2014 special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE.

February coverProceedings of the IEEE Releases Special Issue Examining Augmented Reality (PDF, 173 KB)
27 February 2014
The February 2014 special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE focuses on new applications of augmented reality, an approach to visualizing cyber information on top of physical imagery and manipulating cyber information through interactions with real-word objects.

Proceedings of the IEEE Reveals Most Downloaded Stories Throughout 2013 (PDF, 37 KB)
7 January 2014
Check out the top articles of the Proceedings of the IEEE in 2013.


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Related news

28 January 2015
Medical implants provide numerous benefits to patients who cannot afford to have regular visits from a doctor or travel to their GP. But if they are really going to make an impact in healthcare, they need a power source that's more efficient than batteries. That is what Walk, et al., have been working on in their recent paper “Remote Powered Medical Implants for Telemonitoring.” 
11 Dec 2014
Often overlooked, microcontrollers are the central component in embedded systems which drive the evolution toward the Internet of Things (IoT). They are small, easy to handle, low cost, and with myriads of pervasive applications. In their paper, Daehyun Strobel, et al., take a critical look at the security aspects of today’s microcontrollers, and demonstrate why the implementation of sensitive applications on a standard microcontroller can lead to severe security problems.
Data from Intel Corp. Provide New Insights into Electrical Engineering (Hardware Trojan Attacks: Threat Analysis and Countermeasures)
10 Dec 2014
In the August 2014 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE, Swarup Bhunia, et. al., discuss how the global economic trend that encourages increased reliance on untrusted entities in the hardware design and fabrication process is rapidly enhancing the vulnerability to hardware Trojan attacks. In their paper, they analyze the threat of such attacks; present attack models, types, and scenarios; discuss different forms of protection approaches, both proactive and reactive; and describe emerging attack modes, defenses, and future research pathways.
30 Sep 2014
IEEE Spectrum takes a look at how a new camera inspired by the Mantis shrimp compound eyes can help detect cancer cells. The research, Bioinspired Polarization Imaging Sensors: From Circuits and Optics to Signal Processing Algorithms and Biomedical Applications, is published in the October 2014 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE.
Constructing Brain-Like Processing Systems Able to Solve Cognitive Tasks
16 May 2014
Building brain-like neural processing architectures requires sufficient theoretical grounds for understanding the computational properties of such as system and effective methods to combine these components in neuromorphic systems. Professor Elisabetta Chicca and her team focus on an approach aimed at the realization of compact, real-time, and energy-efficient computational devices that directly emulate the style of computation of the brain. Her paper to be published in the Proceedings proposes a set of neuromorphic engineering solutions to address the challenge of building low-power compact physical artifacts that can behave intelligently in the real world and exhibit cognitive abilities.
Stanford Scientists Create circuit Board Modeled on the Human Brain
24 April 2014
Professor  Kwabena Boahen and his team developed Neurogrid, a neuromorphic system for simulating large-scale neural models in real time. Their paper, published in the May 2014, issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE describes the design of this hardware system to provide computational neuroscientists with the capability of performing biological real-time simulations of a million neurons ad their synaptic connections.
13 March 2014
Jules White, Guest Editor of the February 2014 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE, explains the value of augmented reality technology in an interview.
12 March 2014
In a paper published in the Proceedings February 2014 issue, a vision of what a future car may look like with augmented reality applications is described. Read “Behind the Glass: Driver Challenges and Opportunities for AR Automotive Applications” on IEEE Xplore.
The Institute Highlights a Proceedings Paper on Marine Energy Technology
7 February 2014
The article covers the U.K. Facilities for testing marine energy converters. See the Proceedings article, “An Overview of the U.K. Marine Energy Sector,” for more on the development of the U.K. marine energy sector. 



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Recent award-winning papers

Dipankar Raychaudhuri and Narayan Mandayam, "Frontiers of Wireless and Mobile Communications," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 100, No. 10, April 2012, pp. 824-840. (2014 IEEE Donald Fink Award)

Stefano Galli, Anna Scaglione,and  Zhifang Wang, "For the Grid and Through the Grid: The Role of Power Communications in the Smart Grid," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 99, No. 6, June 2011, pp. 998-1027. (2013 Donald Fink Prize Paper Award)

Andreas F. Molisch, Larry J. Greenstein, Mansoor Shafi, "Propagation Issues for Cognitive Radio," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 97, No. 5, May 2009, pp. 787-804. (2011 Donald Fink Prize Paper Award)

Daniel J. Costello and G. David Forney, Jr., "Channel Coding: The Road to Channel Capacity," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 95, No. 6, June 2007, pp. 1150-1117. (2009 Donald Fink Prize Paper Award)

Yann Frauel, Thomas J. Naughton, Osamu Matoba, Enrique Tajahuerce, Bahram Javidi, "Three-Dimensional Imaging and Processing Using Computational Holographic Imaging," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 94, No.3, March 2006, pp. 836-853. (2008 Donald Fink Prize Paper Award)


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