IEEE CAS Society is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2021 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Awards. The Society is especially proud and happy to honor their outstanding accomplishments and we look forward to their continued involvement and close contact with CAS. To watch the 2020-2021 CASS Awards Ceremony on-demand, please visit:

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Mac Van Valkenburg Award
Feng Wu
for contributions in multimedia non-uniform coding and communications

Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award
C.-C. Jay Kuo
for contributions to visual communications and multimedia system

Industrial Pioneer Award
JB Lee
for pioneering development and mass production of DDR and related memory technologies

John Choma Education Award
Keshab Parhi
for contributions to VLSI signal processing education

Vitold Belevitch Award
Krishnendu Chakrabarty
for groundbreaking research on design-for-test of system-on-chip and 3D integrated circuits, microfluidic biochips, and wireless sensor networks

Darlington Best Paper Award
Li Du, Yuan Du, Yilei Li, Junjie Su, Yen-Cheng Kuan, Chun-Chen Liu, and MauChung Frank Chang
"A Reconfigurable Streaming Deep Convolutional Neural Network Accelerator for Internet of Things," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (Volume 65, Issue 1, Jan. 2018).

Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award
Darjn Esposito, Antonio Giuseppe Maria Strollo, Ettore Napoli, Davide De Caro, and Nicola Petra
"Approximate Multipliers Based on New Approximate Compressors," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (Volume 65, Issue 12, Dec. 2018).

Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award
Junwei Han, Gong Cheng, Zhenpeng Li, and Dingwen Zhang
"A Unified Metric Learning-Based Framework for Co-Saliency Detection," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (Volume 28, Issue 10, Oct. 2018).

Very Large Scale Integration Systems Best Paper Award
Rana Elnaggar, Krishnendu Chakrabarty, and Mehdi B. Tahoori
"Hardware Trojan Detection Using Changepoint-Based Anomaly Detection Techniques," in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems (Volume 27, Issue 12, Dec. 2019).

Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award
Saber Moradi, Ning Qia, Fabio Stefanini, and Giacomo Indiveri
"A Scalable Multicore Architecture With Heterogeneous Memory Structures for Dynamic Neuromorphic Asynchronous Processors (DYNAPs)," in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (Volume 12, Issue 1, Feb. 2018).

Outstanding Young Author Award
Zhedong Zheng, et al.
"Pedestrian Alignment Network for Large-scale Person Re-Identification," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (Volume 29, Issue 10, Oct. 2019).

Pre-Doctoral Grant
Abdul Rehman Aslam
Theodoros Panagiotis Chatzinikolaou

Chapter of the Year Award
Bangalore Chapter
Chapter Chair, Devesh Dwivedi

Regions 1-7 Chapter of the Year Award
San Diego Chapter
Chapter Chair, Alvin Loke

Region 8 Chapter of the Year
Russia-Moscow Chapter
Chapter Chair, Roman Ivanyushkin

Region 9 Chapter of the Year
Costa Rica Chapter
Chapter Chair, Juan José Montero

Region 10 Chapter of the Year
Shenzhen Chapter
Chapter Chair, Xiaojin Zhao

The following awards were not given in 2021:
Meritorious Service Award