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- September 26, 2008


INVENTING THE FUTURE ... Nineteen of the world's top engineers, inventors, scientists and educators were honored earlier this week by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) in Quebec City, Canada, for their contributions to science and technology. Among them were Palo Alto's Robert Hinden, Chief of Internet Technologies at Nokia, and Stanford's Robert M. Gray, Lucent Technologies Professor of Engineering, who won a technical field award for Internet technology and a medal for signal processing advances, respectively. Of the recipients at this year's global awards ceremony, 15 of the 19 honorees were from California. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the world's largest technical professional society. Through its more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

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