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Congratulations to the 2023 HKN Award Winners!

By September 20, 2023 No Comments

The IEEE-HKN Awards Committee is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards honoring those whose contributions define excellence and service to our profession:

Dr. Karen Panetta, 2019 IEEE-HKN President, Dean of Graduate Education of Tufts University, an IEEE Fellow, and member of the National Academy of Engineers and National Academy of Inventors, was named the recipient of the IEEE-HKN’s highest honor, Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement and Excellence Award. Dr. Panetta received the award “for her development of high impact computer vision and simulation algorithms, and for leadership in programs advancing female participation in STEM.” Dr. Panetta pioneered Human Visual System image processing algorithms that endowed computer vision to autonomously evaluate and measure optimal human perceptible imagery and her seminal contributions for concurrent simulation algorithms broke the computational boundary co-creating the first known Digital Twin simulator.

Dr. Colleen Bailey is the recipient of the IEEE-HKN C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award “for her impact on electrical engineering undergraduate education and STEM outreach.” Dr. Bailey is the Faculty Advisor of the Lambda Zeta Chapter at the University of North Texas, in addition to her many roles as a professor, advisor and through community outreach, she is an IEEE Stem Champion and is known for advocating for course and curriculum improvements and prioritizing the quality of life for
anyone enrolled at her university.

John DeGraw is the recipient of the 2023 IEEE-HKN Distinguished Service Award “for decades of service to Eta Kappa Nu in support of alumni and student award activities.” DeGraw served on the HKN Board of Governors from 2018-2020. He has been a dedicated volunteer for over 40 years. This award was established in 1971 to recognize those members who have devoted years of service to Eta Kappa Nu (or IEEE-HKN), resulting in significant benefits to all of the society’s members.

Dr. DongHyun (Bill) Kim has been awarded the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Young Professional Award “for his outstanding contributions toward characterization and modeling of dielectric materials and via structures to ensure signal integrity and reduce crosstalk levels in high-speed digital channels.” Dr. Kim is on the frontier of knowledge in the field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) including signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), electrostatic discharge (ESD) with additional expertise in semiconductor physics. Dr. Kim is a member of the Gamma Theta Chapter at Missouri S&T.

The IEEE-HKN Awards will be presented at the 2023 IEEE EAB Award Presentation Ceremony which will take place Friday, 17 November 2023, during the IEEE Meeting Series in Washington, DC, USA.
Congratulations to all!

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