For an exceptional contribution(s) or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest
The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium. In a given year, if the Medal of Honor Recipient is not an IEEE member, that recipient will be automatically recommended to the IEEE Board of Directors for IEEE Honorary Membership.
Basis for Judging
In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: substantial significance of achievement, originality, impact on society, impact on the profession, publications, and patents relating to the achievement. The quality of the nomination is also considered.