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Rene Cruz was elected "for the development of a network calculus for characterization on traffic of packet networks.” Cruz developed the new mathematical methodology for characterizing the flow of data through packet-switching networks such as the Internet. The method succeeds in predicting the “burstiness” of data flows, and is an advance over the previously dominant statistical methods. The method can assess how smooth traffic flow will be within a network, and also predict likely bottlenecks. Cruz’s network calculus has opened new terrain for developers of algorithms for scheduling data-packet flows as well as providing a theoretical basis for billing schedules employed by privately-operated networks, including frame-relay networks run by various telephone companies.
The IEEE cited Shaya Fainman
for his “contributions to the use of optical nonlinearities for
signal processing." After joining the UCSD faculty in 1990, Fainman
began experimenting with optical nonlinearities to do what a wave mixer
does in radio frequencies. That research evolved into his focus on the
interplay of time and space coordinates to observe very fast phenomena,
including at nanoscale. “For communication,” said Faiman,
“if you have a sequence of pulses at terabits per second rate, and
you convert every 100 pulses to 100 spots in space, you would only need
to do detection at 10 gigabits per second rate.” Funded by the National
Science Foundation (NSF), Fainman and Cruz (along with ECE professor and
IEEE Fellow Larry Milstein)
Both Cruz and Fainman are affiliated with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology [Cal-(IT)2], and Cruz with the UCSD Center for Wireless Communications [CWC].
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of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A brief citation
is issued to new Fellows describing their accomplishments and the total
number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth percent of the
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