Electronics Award is given to honor an individual (or group of individuals)
for outstanding technical contributions to quantum electronics, either
in fundamentals or application or both. The Award may be for a single
contribution or for a distinguished series of contributions over a long
period of time. No candidate shall have previously received a major
IEEE award for the same work. Candidates need not be members of the
IEEE or LEOS. The deadline for nominations is 16 February.
H. Shapiro is Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics
(RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received
the S.B., S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from
MIT in 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1970, respectively. As a graduate student
he was a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Teaching Assistant, and
a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow. His doctoral research was
a theoretical study of adaptive techniques for improved optical communication
through atmospheric turbulence.
From 1970 to 1973, Dr. Shapiro was an Assistant Professor of Electrical
Sciences and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University. From
1973 to 1985, he was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
at MIT, and in 1985, he was promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering.
From 1989 until 1999 Dr. Shapiro served as Associate Department Head
of MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
In 1999 he became the Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical Engineering.
In 2001, Dr. Shapiro was appointed Director of RLE.
Dr. Shapiro's research interests have centered on the application of
communication theory to optical systems. He is best known for his work
on the generation, detection, and application of squeezed-state light
beams, but he has also published extensively in the areas of atmospheric
optical communication, coherent laser radar, and quantum information
Dr. Shapiro is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, of the Optical Society of America, of the American Physical
Society, and of the Institute of Physics, and he is a member of SPIE
(The International Society for Optical Engineering). He has been an
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and
the Journal of the Optical Society of America, and was the Principal
Organizer of the Sixth International Conference on Quantum Communication,
Measurement and Computing (QCMC'02). He currently co-chairs the Steering
Committee for the International Conferences on Quantum Communication,
Measurement and Computing, and is Co-Director of the W. M. Keck Foundation
Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory.
P. Yuen is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University.
He received his degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. His technical research interests are mainly
in the areas of communication and cryptography, especially those with
quantum effects. He is a recipient of the first International Quantum
Communication Award presented by Tamagawa University of Japan, a fellow
of the American Physical Society, and a senior member of IEEE. Several
of his papers are collected in various special volumes, including "One
Hundred Years of Physical Review," which was published by the American
Physical Society in 1993.