ECE alum receives 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award

November 24, 2015
Viktor Gruev

Viktor Gruev

IEEE has awarded the 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award to an international team of researchers that includes an alumnus of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The award is given for the outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper in any of the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or Proceedings.

The team reported on a “bioinspired CMOS current-mode polarization imaging sensor based on the compound eye of the mantis shrimp” in the Proceedings of the IEEE. Among the potential applications for the sensor is the early diagnosis of cancerous lesions.

Dr. Viktor Gruev, who earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, is one of the co-authors on the paper. He is currently an associate professor in computer science and engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

Other authors on the paper are Timothy York, Samuel B. Powell, and Shengkui Gao, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis; Lindsey Kahan and Spencer P. Lake, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis; Tauseef Charanya and Samuel Achilefu, Department of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis; Debajit Saha and Baranidharan Raman, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis; Nicholas W. Roberts, School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol; Thomas W. Cronin, Department of Biological Sciences, UMBC; and Justin Marshall, University of Queensland.

The IEEE Donald G. Fink Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1979. The award is named in honor of Donald G. Fink, distinguished editor and author, who was a Past President of the IRE and the first General Manager and Executive Director of the IEEE.

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