Awards

IEEE Spectrum Awards

The IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award is presented to the company voted by IEEE Spectrum editors as the emerging technology having the greatest potential to achieve financial success in broad commercial application. 2024 Recipient ——————————————————————————————————————– 2024 Recipient The IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award is presented to the company voted by IEEE Spectrum editors as the technology having the greatest […]

IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award

The IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award is presented to a company having the greatest potential to achieve financial success in broad commercial application.

Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Spectrum Editors.

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IEEE Spectrum Technology In Service of Society Award

The IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award is presented to a company having the greatest potential to provide the most overall benefit to humankind.

Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Spectrum Editors.

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IEEE John von Neumann Medal

The IEEE John von Neumann Medal, established by the Board of Directors in 1990, is named in honor of the eminent mathematician John von Neumann, whose work at the Institute for Advanced Study led to the building of the IAS binary stored-program computer in 1952. The IAS machine served as the model for IBM’s first all-electronic stored-program computer (the 701).

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IEEE Simon Ramo Medal

The IEEE Simon Ramo Medal was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1982. It is named in honor of the distinguished engineering contributions of Dr. Simon Ramo, former Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of TRW, Inc.

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IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal

The IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal was established in 1999, in honor of Robert N. Noyce, founder of Intel Corporation. Noyce was renowned for his 1959 invention of the integrated circuit.

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Umesh Kumar Mishra

IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal

The IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal was established in 2002 in honor of Jun-ichi Nishizawa’s lifetime of outstanding achievements ranging from fundamental semiconductor materials and devices through optical communication and power systems. He has received 28 national or international awards. He is considered the “Father of Japanese Microelectronics,” and IEEE Spectrum recognized him as one of the geniuses of the 20th Century.

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal

The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal (formerly the IEEE Education Medal) was established in 1956 by the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and continued by the Board of Directors of IEEE. It is through this medal that IEEE recognizes the importance of the educator’s contributions to the vitality, imagination, and leadership of the members of the engineering profession.

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IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal

The IEEE/Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) James Clerk Maxwell Medal, established in 2006, is named in honor of the 19th century Scottish mathematician and physicist, James Clerk Maxwell. Maxwell laid the foundations of electromagnetic wave theory, radio propagation, microwave techniques, and radio communications.

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IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal

The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal was established in 1995 in honor of Jack S. Kilby, whose innovation was a monumental precursor to the development of the signal processor and digital signal processing. The award may be presented for outstanding achievements in signal processing. The achievement may be theoretical, technological, or commercial.

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IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology

The IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology was established in February 2009.

IEEE and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society have been involved in the life sciences since 1953; the establishment of this medal will promote IEEE as well as past and future contributions to the life-sciences field.

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IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, established in 1986, is named in honor of Dr. Richard W. Hamming, who had a central role in the development of computer and computing science, and whose many significant contributions in the area of information science include his error-correcting codes.

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John Brooks Slaughter

IEEE Founders Medal

The IEEE Founders Medal was established by the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1952. It derives its character and purpose from the inspiring example of leadership and service set by the three founders of the Institute: Alfred N. Goldsmith, who was Director Emeritus and Editor Emeritus of IEEE, Messrs. John V. L. Hogan, and Robert Marriott.

This purpose is perhaps best expressed by the citation that accompanied the first award, which read in part: “For outstanding contributions to the profession and to the Institute through wise and courageous leadership in the planning and administration of technical developments.”

The progress of a profession rests not only on the technical abilities of its members, but on the qualities of leadership and dedication that they possess. It is therefore highly appropriate that among the major awards of IEEE, there is one that brings deserved recognition to these important attributes.

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IEEE Edison Medal

The motivation for most scientific and technological advances has been derived from man’s imagination and his dedicated desire to achieve a better standard of living. Thomas Alva Edison was endowed with many of those qualities and characteristics, which are so necessary to bridge the gap between imagination and realization.

On 21 October 1879, Mr. Edison succeeded in producing the first practical incandescent electric light bulb—the beginning of modern illumination.

Twenty-five years later, on 11 February 1904, a group of Mr. Edison’s friends and associates created a medal in his name to commemorate the achievements of a quarter of a century in the art of electric lighting. In their words, “The Edison Medal should, during the centuries to come, serve as an honorable incentive to scientists, engineers, and artisans to maintain by their works the high standard of accomplishment set by the illustrious man whose name and feats shall live while human intelligence continues to inhabit the world.”

Four years later, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers entered into an agreement with the founders to award the medal. The award now carries the designation of IEEE.

The IEEE Edison Medal has been presented since 1909.

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IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal

The IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal was established in 2019 by the IEEE Board of Directors and is named in honor of the late Institute Professor and Professor Emerita of physics and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mildred Dresselhaus, whose innovations helped mold the history of advancements in science, technology, and education around the world. Dr. Dresselhaus paved the way for the rise of nanotechnology and blazed a path for women in science and engineering. She was known as the “queen of carbon science” based on her life-long research into the properties of graphite and carbon-based materials. The era of carbon electronics can be traced back to her tireless research efforts.

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IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal was established in 1976 by the IEEE Board of Directors, in commemoration of the centennial of the telephone’s invention, to provide recognition for outstanding contributions to telecommunications.

The invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 was a major event in electrotechnology. It was instrumental in stimulating the broad telecommunications industry that has dramatically improved life throughout the world. As an individual, Bell himself exemplified the contributions that scientists and engineers have made to the betterment of mankind.

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IEEE Frances E. Allen Medal

The IEEE Frances E. Allen Medal was established in 2020 by the IEEE Board of Directors, and is named in honor of Frances E. Allen, computing pioneer in the compilers area and an IEEE and IBM Fellow.

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(2024) IEEE President’s Award

Given to individuals, not necessarily members of IEEE, whose careers have exhibited distinguished leadership and contributions to the public. To those recipients not already members of IEEE, this recognition shall carry an entitlement of the privileges of IEEE except the right to vote and hold office therein. View Award Recipients

IEEE Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

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(2023) IEEE Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

Sponsor(s)
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(2022) IEEE Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

Sponsor(s)

(2021) IEEE Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

Sponsor(s)

(2020) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2019) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2018) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2017) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2016) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2015) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2014) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2013) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2012) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2011) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2010) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2009) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2008) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2007) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2006) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2005) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2004) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2003) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2002) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2001) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(2000) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1999) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1998) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1997) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1996) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1995) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1994) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1993) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1992) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1991) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1990) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1989) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1988) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1987) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1986) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1985) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1984) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1983) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1982) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1981) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1980) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1979) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1978) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1977) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1975) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1974) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1973) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1972) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1971) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1970) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1969) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1968) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1967) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1966) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1964) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1963) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1962) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1961) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1960) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1959) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1958) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1957) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1956) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1955) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1954) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1953) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1952) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1951) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1950) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1949) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1948) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1947) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1946) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1945) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1944) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1943) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1942) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1941) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1940) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1939) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1938) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1937) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1936) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1935) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1934) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1933) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1932) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1931) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1930) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1929) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1928) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1927) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1926) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1924) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1923) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1922) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1921) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1920) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

(1919) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

Sponsor(s)

(1917) Medal of Honor

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

Sponsor(s)

[photo] Eric Herz Award Certificate

IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member

IEEE staff and self-nominations are not permitted.

The IEEE Awards Board shall recommend candidates for the IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award to the Board of Directors for final approval. The IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award shall be administered by the Awards Board.

The award may be awarded on an annual basis when a suitable candidate is nominated.

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IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award

The IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award is the newest IEEE-level recognition, named in honor of IEEE Life Fellow Theodore W. Hissey for his tremendous support of the IEEE Young Professional Community.

The IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award was established in 2017.

The Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Recognitions Council through the IEEE Awards Board.

Sponsor(s)

IEEE Haraden Pratt Award

The IEEE Haraden Pratt Award was established in 1971 in honor of Haraden Pratt, then Director Emeritus of IEEE, who had given dedicated and distinguished service. As President, Treasurer, and then Secretary for 23 consecutive years, his service on the Board of Directors, including that of Director Emeritus, totaled 31 years.

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IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award

In 1986 the Board of Directors established the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award.

The Award is named in honor of Dr. Richard M. Emberson, whose 23-year association with the Institute at both the staff and volunteer levels, including Director of Technical Services, Executive Director and General Manager, and Member of the Board of Directors, exemplified loyal and dedicated service to the Institute, especially its Technical Activities.

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IEEE Corporate Innovation Award

The IEEE Corporate Innovation Award was established in 1985.

Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Recognitions Council through the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Lotfi A. Zadeh Award for Emerging Technologies

The IEEE Lotfi A. Zadeh Award for Emerging Technologies, renamed in 2022, formerly known as the Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies, and previously known as the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award, established in 1919, for outstanding contributions to emerging technologies recognized within recent years. The first presentation of this award will be in 2024.

Recipient selection is administered by the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

Note: This Technical Field Award is not to be confused with the Lotfi Zadeh Pioneer Award by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

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IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award

The IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1990 to honor teachers of electrical and electronics engineering and the related disciplines.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Transportation Technologies Award

The IEEE Transportation Technologies Award was established in 2011.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Rao R. Tummala Electronics Packaging Award

The IEEE Electronics Packaging Award was established in 2002 and renamed in 2020 as the IEEE Rao R. Tummala Electronics Packaging Award in honor of Professor Tummala.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award

The IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award was established in 2001 to recognize outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Nikola Tesla Award

The IEEE Nikola Tesla Award was established in 1975 through an agreement between the IEEE Power Engineering Society and the IEEE Board of Directors.

The Award is named in honor of Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer, a distinguished Yugoslav-American inventor, and a pioneer in many fields, who is most renowned for the development of the coil that bears his name and the a-c induction motor.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award

The IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1995.

It is named in honor of 1991 IEEE President Eric E. Sumner, who retired as Vice President, Operations Planning, AT&T Bell Laboratories after a long and distinguished career.

Recipient selection is administered by the Awards Board through its Technical Field Awards Council.

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IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award

The IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1979.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award

The IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award was established in 2011.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Award

The IEEE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Award was established in August 2008.

Recipient selection is administered by the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award

The IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award was established in 2004.

The award is named in honor of Frank Rosenblatt who is widely regarded as one of the founders of neural networks. Basing his research on the study of fly vision, he developed the single-layer input layer and an output layer of neural cells. Frequent presentation of a pattern or patterns resulted in changes in the input to output connections, facilitating future recognition of these patterns, or memory. His work influenced and even anticipated many modern neural network approaches.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Robotics and Automation Award

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Award was established in 2002.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Photonics Award

The IEEE Photonics Award was established in 2002.

Photonics is defined as the science and technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon.

It is awarded for, but not limited to: light-generation, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection and the optical/electro-optical componentry and instrumentation used to accomplish these functions.

Also included are storage technologies utilizing photonics to read or write data and optical display technologies. It also extends from energy generation/propagation, communications, information processing, storage and display, biomedical and medical uses of light and measurement applications.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Frederik Philips Award

The IEEE Frederik Philips Award was established in 1971 through an agreement between N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken (now called Royal Philips) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits

The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1987.

The award was renamed the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits in 2005. Don was a co-founder of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Council, the forerunner of today’s Solid-State Circuits Society, in 1966, and he was instrumental in launching the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits that same year.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award

The IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award was established in 2005. It was established in memory of William E. Newell of the Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Arun N. Netravali Video Analytics, Technology, and Systems Award

IEEE Arun N. Netravali Video Analytics, Technology, and Systems Award, established in February 2024, for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of video technology, systems, services, and video AI and analytics.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award

The IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986. The Award is named in honor of Dr. Koji Kobayashi, who was a leading force in advancing the integrated use of computers and communications.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the
IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award

The IEEE Graduate Teaching Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1990 and renamed in honor of Leon K. Kirchmayer in 2002. Dr. Kirchmayer was well known and revered throughout the world for his commitment to students and education.

This award honors teachers of electrical and electronics engineering and the related disciplines.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award

This award is named for Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, a physicist who made important contributions to the theory of circuits, using topology, and to elasticity. Kirchhoff’s laws allow calculation of currents, voltages, and resistances of electrical circuits extending the work of Ohm. His work on black body radiation was fundamental in the development of quantum theory.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement

The IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement was established in 2000. It has replaced the IEEE Morris E. Leeds Award.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award

The IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986.

The Award is named in honor of Richard Harold Kaufmann in memory of his many important contributions to industrial systems engineering and his dedicated service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Internet Award

The IEEE Internet Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in June of 1999.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Technology Award

The IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Technology Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1987.

The Award is named in honor of Dr. Masaru Ibuka, Honorary Chairman and Co-Founder of Sony Corporation, whose innovative achievements and leadership in state of the art and have been an inspiration to several generations of electrical, electronics, and computer engineers.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award

Please note: Nominations are not being accepted at this time

The IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award was established in 1986 through an agreement between Herman Halperin and the Board of Directors of the IEEE. The funds were contributed by Herman and Edna Halperin and are administered by the IEEE Foundation, Inc.

From 1959 through 1986, the award for outstanding contributions to the field of electric transmission and distribution was named the William M. Habirshaw Award. Herman Halperin was a recipient of the Habirshaw Award in 1962. Mr. Halperin had a distinguished career with the Commonwealth Edison Company over a period of 40 years. Subsequently, he spent 15 years as a consulting engineer. He was particularly noted for his pioneering contributions to the design and operation of electric plant facilities and power cable systems.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award

The IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award was established in 1999. It replaced the IEEE Jack A. Morton Award in 2000. This award is named in honor of Andrew Grove’s lifetime achievements, including helping to found Intel Corporation.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing

The IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing was established in 2012.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Electromagnetics Award

The IEEE Electromagnetics Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1996.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Control Systems Award

The IEEE Control Systems Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1980.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award

The IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award was established in 1975 through a bequest made by the late Cledo Brunetti, who was an executive of the FMC Corporation.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award

The IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award was established in November 2010.

Recipient selection is administered by the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

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IEEE Honorary Membership

The grade of Honorary Member is a significant honor bestowed by IEEE and is awarded for life to an individual. It was established through the Bylaws of the IEEE. Honorary Members are elected by the Board of Directors from among those who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in the IEEE’s designated fields of interest and who are not members of the IEEE.

Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Honorary Membership Committee through the IEEE Awards Board.

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(2023) IEEE President’s Award

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(2019) IEEE President’s Award

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

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(2000) IEEE President’s Award

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

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