The Bell Labs Fellows Award recognizes and honors Nokia employees who have made outstanding and sustained R&D contributions at Nokia. It is the highest honor bestowed on members of our technical community, rewarding superior performance to encourage all scientists and engineers to strive toward the same level of distinction.
At an awards dinner last week, Nokia Bell Labs inducted eight new Fellows whose work has contributed deeply to a broad range of technologies, including IP routing, audio, radio, optical, access networks, end-to-end architectures and traffic optimization. These technologies have not only made their mark at Nokia, but also on society and humanity at large. The 2019 Fellows will join an elite group of 316 past Bell Labs Fellows who have received the honor since the program began in 1982.
In welcoming this year’s accomplished new conferees, Marcus Weldon, Corporate CTO and President of Nokia Bell Labs, stated: “This year’s Bell Labs Fellows are role models for the philosophy of ‘embracing complexity to find simplicity’ with their relentless pursuit of solving the most difficult problems, and creating the most elegant solutions. And I wholeheartedly admire and congratulate them all.”
The recipients of the 2019 Bell Labs Fellows Award and their citations are:
- Name: Kendall William Harvey
Citation: For groundbreaking innovation in and sustained contribution to advanced software for IP routing systems.
- Name: Kari Juhani Järvinen
Citation: For developing outstanding audio technologies and successfully driving them into key standards (from GSM to UMTS to LTE and towards 5G), with significant impact on Nokia business.
- Name: Suresh Kalyanasundaram
Citation: For outstanding contributions to cellular radio performance, from new physical layer algorithms to scheduler design.
- Name: Thomas Pfeiffer
Citation: For advancing research and industrialization of optical access technologies and architectures.
- Name: Kurt Pynaert
Citation: For passionate technology leadership, engineering and innovation contributing to Nokia’s Fixed Access and End-to-End Solutions business.
- Name: Roland Ryf
Citation: For groundbreaking optical designs and experimental results that have advanced Nokia’s optical products and technical reputation.
- Name: Cinzia Sartori
Citation: For highly impactful and sustained contributions to system architecture, network slicing and self-organizing networks in end-to-end mobile networks.
- Name: Lieven Trappeniers
Citation: For sustained contributions in social communications, streaming media management, IoT systems and data analytics.