Society: 2020 VTS Awards

15 January, 2021 | Member Updates

Article By: Gordon L. Stüber, VTS Awards Committee Chair

VTS awards recognize those individuals and groups who contribute to and support the purposes of IEEE in general and of VTS, in an exceptionally worthy manner. Open nominations for awards are due 1 April each year, with nomination forms available on the VTS website.

Normally, the VTS awards are presented each year at the Fall edition of the Society’s semi-annual flagship Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC). However, due to COVID-19 risks this year, VTC2020-Fall was held in a virtual-only format, so the 2020 VTS awards could not be presented in person. This article recognizes the VTS awardees for 2020.

Best Papers Awards (2015—19)

The Best Papers Awards recognize the best papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology during the period 2015—19 in the following four areas: Systems, Propagation, Vehicular Electronics, and Land Transportation. Each award consists of a certificate for each co-author and a cash award equally divided among the co-authors. The basis for judging includes, but is not limited to, the number of citations, excluding self-citations, in various citation databases; the number of IEEE Xplore® downloads.

2020 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award

This award is for the best Systems paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Awarded to Xuyu Wang, Lingjun Gao, Shiwen Mao, and Santosh Pandey for

“CSI-Based Fingerprinting for Indoor Localization: A Deep Learning Approach”

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 66, No. 1, pp. 763—776, January 2017.
2020 Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award

This award is for the best Propagation paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Awarded to Nabeel Akhtar, Sinem Coleri Ergen, and Oznur Ozkasap for

“Vehicle Mobility and Communication Channel Models for Realistic and Efficient Highway VANET Simulation”

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 248—262, January 2015.
2020 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award

This award is for the best paper relating to Vehicular Electronics published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Awarded to Clara Marina Martinez, Xiaosong Hu, Dongpu Cao, Efstathios Velenis, Bo Gao, and Matthias Wellers for

“Energy Management in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Recent Progress and a Connected Vehicles Perspective”

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 66, No. 6, pp. 4534—4549, June 2017.
2020 Best Land Transportation Paper Award

This award is for the best paper relating to Land Transportation published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Awarded to Xiangjie Kong, Feng Xia, Zhaolong Ning, Azizur Rahim, Yinqiong Cai, Zhiqiang Gao and Jianhua Ma for

“Mobility Dataset Generation for Vehicular Social Networks Based on Floating Car Data”

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 67, No. 5, pp. 3874—3886, May 2018.

Award Recognizing the Accomplishments of Groups

2020 VTS Chapter of the Year

This award recognizes the outstanding Chapter of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society out of all active VTS Chapters. The basis for judging includes the following criteria:

(i) Service to chapter membership in terms of technical activities
(ii) Service to chapter membership in terms of societal activities
(iii) Chapter membership advancement, fellow nominations, and awards
(iv) Chapter membership growth

The award consists of a plaque presented to the Chair of the Chapter.

2020 Awardee: Singapore Chapter (Chair: Yuen Chau, Associate Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD))

Significant Individual Accomplishment/Service Awards

2020 James Evans Avant Garde Award

For leadership and continuing contributions in promoting new technology in the field of Vehicular Communications and Electronics. It consists of a plaque and $1,000.

Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Citation: For contributions to the modeling, design, performance evaluation and optimization of current, emerging, and future wireless communication systems and networks
2020 Early Career Award

To recognize outstanding young scientists or engineers who have made relevant contributions to the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering in IEEE Vehicular Technology Society’s fields of interest that include mobile radio, motor vehicles and land transportation. It consists of a plaque and $1,500.

Chunxiao Jiang, Tsinghua University, China

Citation: For contributions to the theory and development of satellite vehicular communications
2020 Women’s Distinguished Career Award

To recognize outstanding women engineers who have made significant contributions relevant to the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering in IEEE Vehicular Technology Society’s fields of interest, and/or to enhance women influence in IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and in the Engineering Community. It consists of a plaque and $1,000

Ai-Chun Pang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Citation: For resource management and service development for mobile edge/fog networks
2020 Stuart F. Meyer Memorial Award

To recognize those members of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society who have both served their Society and also have contributed to the development of radio technology and science in an outstanding and exemplary manner. It consists of a plaque and $3,000.

Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University, Canada

Citation: For outstanding and visionary research on wireless access network architectures and for exemplary service in VTC organizations
2020 VTS Hall of Fame Award

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society’s Hall of Fame was established to better recognize those individuals whose outstanding and lasting contributions have had a significant impact on the technologies represented by the fields of interest of the VTS. It consists of a plaque and life membership in the VTS.

Simon S. Haykin, McMaster University, Canada

Citation: In recognition of his pioneering and lasting outstanding contributions in communications, cognitive radio, signal processing and engineering education

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