Corporate Awards

IEEE-Level Awards

This page provides information about the Corporate Awards that are approved by the Awards Board, and subsequently by the IEEE Board of Directors.

There are three levels of Awards IEEE Medals, IEEE Technical Field Awards and IEEE Recognitions. The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest-level award in the portfolio. IEEE Recognitions include Service Awards, Corporate Recognitions, Young Professional Award, Staff Award, and Honorary Membership. Each of the categories below will provide a list of awards, criteria and scope, deadline information, and a link to the nomination form.

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)
IEEE Foundation Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For an exceptional contribution(s) or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest.

Prize

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.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
IBM Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or to a team of recipients or multiple recipients up to three in number.

Scope

For innovative work in computing leading to lasting impact on other aspects of engineering, science, technology, or society.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: Impact on the profession and/or society, succession of significant technical or other contributions, leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s), previous honors, and other achievements as evidenced by publications or patents or other evidence, and quality of nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
Bell Labs Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or team up to three in number.

Scope

For exceptional contributions to communications and networking sciences and engineering.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: value of contribution to communication among people, value of contribution to communication sciences and engineering, evaluation of contributor, evaluation of nominator and references, timeliness of recognition, and quality of nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
Google Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For outstanding technical contributions in science and engineering, of great impact to IEEE fields of interest.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: Impact on the profession and/or society, sequence of significant technical or other contributions, leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s), previous honors, and other achievements as evidenced by publications or patents or other evidence.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
Samsung Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering, or the electrical arts.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: leadership, individual contributions, originality, breadth, patents/publications, other achievements, honors, duration of dominance, and quality of nomination.

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IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies

The IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies was established in 2008.

Sponsor(s)
Toyota Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or team, up to three in number.

Scope

For outstanding accomplishments in the application of technology in the fields of interest of IEEE that improve the environment and/or public safety.

The IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies is relevant to a wide community including intelligent transportation systems, wireless communications, sensor networks control and control and automation, computing, and signal processing.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: public benefits of the contribution; degree in improvement in important performance metrics; innovative design, development, or application engineering; favorable influence on the contribution on technical professions; and quality of nomination.

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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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ASCE Foundation Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or team, up to three in number.

Scope

For outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: outstanding leadership; planning or administration of affairs related to the profession; and quality of nomination. The candidate(s) should be a major industry administrator, or manager of a complex scientific mission. An additional consideration may be service to IEEE beyond normal expectations.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
Qualcomm Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or team, up to three in number.

Scope

For exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: originality, breadth, impact on technology, patents/publications, and the quality of the nomination.

The scope includes information transmission, coding, storage, and recovery. Subject areas include information theory, coding theory, data communication, computer networks, data storage and retrieval, and image and speech understanding.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
EMBS Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual, a team of individuals, or multiple recipients up to five in number.

Scope

For exceptional contributions to technologies and applications benefitting healthcare, medicine, and the health sciences.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on the profession and/or society; succession of significant technical or other contributions; leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s); previous honors; other achievements as evidenced by publications or patents or other evidence; and quality of nomination.

The areas of technology recognized by this medal include, but are not limited to: bio-signal processing; biomedical imaging and image processing; bio-instrumentation; bio-sensors; bio micro/nano technologies; bio-informatics; computational biology and systems biology; cardiovascular and respiratory systems engineering; cellular and tissue engineering; bio-materials; bio robotics; bio-mechanics; therapeutic and diagnostic systems; medical device design and development; healthcare information systems; telemedicine; and emerging technologies in biomedicine (e.g., biophotonics).

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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.

Sponsor(s)
The Kilby Medal Fund Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or team, up to three in number.

Scope

For outstanding achievements in signal processing.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: subject areas such as algorithms, architecture, and applications; theoretical, technological, or commercial achievements; patents/publications/products; generally recognized major technological advancement in the field of signal processing; quality of nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual, team, or multiple recipients, up to two in number.

Scope

For groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering, or related fields.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: ground-breaking contributions with exceptional impact on the profession and the betterment of society, and significant technical and other achievements as evidenced by publications, patents, significant products, and other evidence, and quality of nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

Excellence in teaching and ability to inspire students; leadership in electrical engineering education through publication of course materials and writings on engineering education; leadership in the development of programs in curricula or teaching methodology; contributions to the engineering profession through research, engineering achievements, and technical papers; participating in the education activities of professional societies; and quality of nomination.

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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.

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual, multiple recipients, or a team of up to three in number.

Scope

For outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: quality of the technical achievement, enhancement of technology, impact on the relevant technical community, impact on the profession and benefit to the society, publications and patents, and the quality of the nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
Intel Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual, multiple recipients, or a team of up to three in number.

Scope

For exceptional contributions to the microelectronics industry.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: field leadership, contribution, originality, breadth, inventive value, publications, other achievements, society activities, honors, duration, and quality of nomination.

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IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications

The IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications was established in 1999, in honor of Dennis J. Picard, whose lifetime of work at Raytheon Company helped make them a leader in tactical missile systems.

Sponsor(s)
RTX Logop

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or group of not more than three in number.

Scope

For outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: field leadership, contribution, originality, breadth, inventive value, publications, other achievements, society activities, honors, sustained impact, and quality of nomination.

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IEEE Medal in Power Engineering

The IEEE Medal in Power Engineering was established in August 2008.

Sponsor(s)

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For outstanding contributions to the technology associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, application, and utilization of electric power for the betterment of society.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on the profession and the betterment of society; succession of significant technical or other contributions; leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s); previous honors; other achievements as evidenced by publications, patents, or other evidence; and quality of nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
CA logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or multiple recipients up to three in number.

Scope

For exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: significance of achievement in systems engineering and systems science or for technical leadership in a major innovative engineering project within the scope of the IEEE, originality, breadth, impact on technology, patents/publications, and the quality of the nomination.

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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).

Sponsor(s)
IBM Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or team up to three.

Scope

For outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology.

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: truly outstanding contributions in computer hardware, software, or systems art; cited work in the form of publications, patents, products, or simply general recognition by the profession that the individual cited is the agreed originator of the advance; and quality of nomination.

The achievements may be theoretical, technological, or entrepreneurial. Subject areas cover computer architecture, base technologies, systems, languages, algorithms and protocols, and application domains.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
IEEE Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate

Presented to: 

An individual.

NOTE: In a given year, if the IEEE Medal of Honor recipient is not an IEEE member, he/she will be automatically recommended to the IEEE Board of Directors for IEEE Honorary Membership.

Scope: 

To individuals not members of the IEEE, who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in IEEE's designated fields of interest

Prize:

Honorary Members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the IEEE, except the right to hold office therein. Recipients shall receive a certificate, Honorary Member pin, and a crystal sculpture.

Basis for Judging:

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: significance of achievement; originality; impact on society; impact on the profession, publications, and patents relating to the achievement; and quality of nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
IEEE Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate

Scope: 

For an outstanding innovation by an organization in an IEEE field of interest

Prize:

The award consists of a certificate and crystal sculpture.

Eligibility:

The recipient must be a corporate, governmental, or academic entity working within the fields of interest to IEEE. An employee of a particular entity may nominate his or her organization for the IEEE Corporate Innovation Award.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
Technical Activities Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate

Presented to: 

An IEEE Member

Scope: 

For distinguished service advancing the technical objectives of IEEE

NOTE: For the Emberson Award, only volunteer contributions are to be considered, not contributions made while an IEEE employee. The quality of the nomination will also be considered by the selection committee.

Prize:

The award consists of a bronze medal, illuminated certificate, honorarium, and travel expenses to the award ceremony.

Basis for Judging:

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: contributions an individual has made while an IEEE employee will not be eligible for the award, only volunteer contributions are considered. The quality of the nomination will also be considered by the selection committee.   

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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 Foundation Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate

Presented to: 

An IEEE Senior member or Fellow

Scope: 

For outstanding volunteer service to IEEE

Prize:

The award consists of a bronze medal, illuminated certificate, honorarium, and travel expenses to the award ceremony.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process for the IEEE Service Awards, contributions an individual has made while an IEEE employee will not be eligible for the award, only volunteer contributions are considered. The quality of the nomination will also be considered by the selection committee.

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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)

Nomination Deadline
15 June

Nominate

Presented to: 

An individual IEEE member. The IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award is presented at the IEEE Honors Ceremony. Candidate must be an IEEE member and Young Professional as defined by the IEEE (within 15 years of first academic degree).

Scope: 

For contributions to the technical community and IEEE fields of interest.

Prize:

The award consists of a certificate and crystal sculpture.

Basis for Judging:

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: Impact on the profession and/or society; succession of significant technical or other contributions; leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s); previous honors, and other achievements such as publications or patents or other evidence; track record of volunteer contributions to the IEEE; and quality of nomination. Previous IEEE Medal recipients are not considered eligible candidates.

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[photo] Eric Herz Award Certificate
IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member

Any IEEE volunteer may nominate or endorse a candidate for the IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award with the following exceptions:

  • IEEE Board of Directors
  • IEEE Awards Board
  • Herz Award selection committee members
  • individuals on the Annual Election ballot

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.

Sponsor(s)
IEEE Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate

Presented to: 

A present or past full-time staff member of the IEEE with at least ten years of service

Scope: 

For sustained contributions by a present or past full-time staff member

Prize:

The award consists of a certificate, honorarium, and travel expenses to attend the presentation of the award.

Basis for judging:

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: substantial impact on the goals and objectives of the IEEE while a staff member, substantial impact on the success of a number of IEEE initiatives, leadership in a number of staff activities, and quality of nomination.

Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the June IEEE Board of Directors meeting. Recipients and their nominators will be notified following the meeting. Then the nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination. 

Presentation: At the last IEEE Board of Directors Meeting of the year

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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.

Sponsor(s)

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Scope: 

Presented to the company voted by IEEE Spectrum editors as the technology having the greatest potential to provide the most overall benefit to humankind.

Prize:

The award consists of a crystal sculpture.

Eligibility:

The IEEE Spectrum Editors must come to consensus in a given year. No self nominations.

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.

Sponsor(s)
Spectrum Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Scope: 

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.

Prize:

The award consists of a crystal sculpture.

Eligibility:

The IEEE Spectrum Editors must come to consensus in a given year. No self nominations.

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.

Sponsor(s)
EMBS Logo
Signal Processing Society Logo
IEEE CAS Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual, a team, or multiple recipients up to three in number

Scope

For outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical engineering

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on the profession and/or society; succession of significant technical or other contributions; leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s); previous honors; other achievements as evidenced by publications, patents, or other evidence; and the quality of nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
Brunetti Bequest Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or a team of not more than three

Scope

For outstanding contributions to nanotechnology and technologies for microsystem miniaturization

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: innovation,
development, social value, uniqueness of concept, other technical accomplishments, and the quality of the nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)
IEEE CSS Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For outstanding contributions to control systems engineering, science, or technology

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: seminal nature of the contribution, singular achievement, practical impact, breadth of contributions, depth of contributions, historical precedence, and quality of the nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For outstanding contributions to the theory and/or application of electromagnetics

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on the profession, innovation/originality, quality of publications, breadth, depth and duration of contributions, honors, other achievements, and the quality of the nomination.

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Douglas C.H. Yu
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.

Sponsor(s)
IEEE eps Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or a team of not more than three

Scope

For outstanding contributions to advancing components, electronic packaging, or manufacturing technologies

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: enhancement of technology, impact on the relevant technical community and the profession, benefit to society, and the quality of the nomination. The technical field for this award includes all aspects of device and systems packaging, including packaging of microelectronics, optoelectronics, RF/wireless, and micro-electro-mechanical systems
(MEMS).

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IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award

The IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing award was established in 2002.

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

Sponsor(s)
Signal Processing Society Logo
MERL Logo

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or a team of not more than three

Scope

For an outstanding contribution to the advancement of speech and/or audio signal processing

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on the fields of speech and/or audio processing technology, innovation, leadership, honors or seminal contributions, publications or patents, transition to practice, and the quality of the nomination.

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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.

Sponsor(s)

Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or a team up to three in number

Scope

For an outstanding contribution to the advancement of signal processing, other than in the areas of speech and audio processing

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on the field of signal processing technology, including innovation; leadership; honors or seminal contributions as evidenced by publications or patents or transition to practice; and quality of nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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An individual or multiple recipients up to three in number

Scope

For outstanding contributions to solid-state devices and technology

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: field leadership, contribution, originality, breadth, inventive value, publications, other achievements; society activities, honors, duration, and the quality of the nomination.

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IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award

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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or team of up to three in number

Scope

For outstanding contributions to electric transmission and distribution

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: technological importance, successful application, originality, leadership, publications, and the quality of the nomination.

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IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award

The IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics 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.

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Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or team of up to three

Scope

For outstanding contributions in the field of consumer electronics technology

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: technical innovation, creativity, quality, timeliness, societal benefit, technology enhancement associated with achievement(s), leadership and professional contributions of the individual(s) identifiable with the achievements, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual or multiple recipients up to three in number

Scope

For exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet technology for network architecture, mobility, and/or end-use applications

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: innovation, leadership in the field, contributions to open system, specification, honors or other achievements, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual or team of up to three persons

Scope

For outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: exceptional contributions to design or application of systems technology, application of systems technology, apparatus, devices or materials for plant power distribution, drive systems, process control or other utilization systems, and the quality of the nomination.

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Ian Warwick Hunter
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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual or a team of not more than three

Scope

For outstanding contributions in electrical measurements

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: originality (with particular emphasis on individual effort); quality (general benefit); influence (on other work in the field); breadth; standards or measurement instrumentation (physical, sensing, information processing, information retrieval and display, etc.); and quality of nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual or multiple recipients where all members of the group could be judged to have made a crucial contribution(s) to the overall outcome

Scope

For an outstanding contribution to the fundamentals of any aspect of electronic circuits and systems that has a long-term significance or impact

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact; perceived long-term and fundamental nature of the contribution(s); originality; publication of a significant and profound new and non-obvious result or an approach in a subject area that relates to the circuits and systems, but which has broader impact across other aspects of electronic or electrical engineering; patents; starting a company based on a fundamental contribution; and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: excellence in teaching graduate students, curriculum development with the inclusion of current research and development knowledge that reflects the state of the art in courses, authorship of course material for graduate students, involvement with and direction of students to prepare them for effective careers in engineering and the sciences, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual, multiple recipients, or a team of up to three

Scope

For outstanding contributions to the integration of computers and communications

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: developments, inventions, systems, or methods of significance in the field of computer and communications for which the candidate deserves principal credit, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For outstanding contributions to power electronics

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: teaching of power electronics; innovative research or consulting endeavors; professional seminars; realization of major projects, major project or program management; impact on the power electronics profession; publications and patents; quality of the nomination.

The technical disciplines which encompass the field of power electronics include the analysis, design, development, simulation and application of electronic devices, magnetics, controls and power circuits for inverters, converters, and motor drives ranging in power level from fractions of a watt to megawatts.

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IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award

Nominations are not currently being accepted.

The IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2000. In 2012, the award was renamed the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Daniel E. Noble, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board emeritus of Motorola. Dr. Noble is significantly known for the design and installation of the nation's first statewide two-way radio communications system. The system was the first in the world to use FM technology.

Dr. Noble was an IEEE Life Fellow. He was awarded the IEEE Edison Medal in 1978 "for leadership and innovation in meeting important public needs, especially in developing mobile communications and solid-state electronics."

The IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies was previously named the Morris N. Liebmann Award, which was originally established by the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1919, and then assumed by IEEE in 1963 when the two organizations merged.

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 Daniel E. Noble Fellowship, which is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Motorola, Inc.

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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual or team of up to three

Scope

For outstanding contributions to emerging technologies recognized within recent years

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: emerging technologies recently discovered; invented or recognized technology importance; impact; originality; breadth; significance; quality of the nomination.

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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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Presented to

An individual, or team of up to three

Scope

For outstanding contributions to solid-state circuits

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered:  impact, timeliness, quality, societal benefit, technology enhancement and creativity associated with the contribution, leadership and professional contributions of individual(s) identified with this achievement, and the quality of the nomination.

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IEEE Frederik Philips Awards

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.

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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual, or team of up to three

Scope

For outstanding accomplishments in the management of research and development resulting in effective innovation in the electrical and electronics industry

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: leadership in management, impact on innovation, personal contributions, technological impact, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual, or team of not more than three

Scope

For outstanding achievements in photonics

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: outstanding discovery, significant scientific or technological advancement, important invention, impact on field, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual or team of up to three in number

Scope

For contributions in the field of robotics and automation

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: manufacturing automation, robotics and automation in unstructured environment, sensor design, integration and fusion, robot design, modeling, planning and control, methodologies for robotics and automation, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual, multiple recipients, or a team of not more than three

Scope

For outstanding contributions to biologically and linguistically motivated
computational paradigms and systems

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: quality of the contribution; impact on the technical field and society as demonstrated by publications, patents, or other evidence; and the quality of the nomination.

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IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award

The IEEE Marie Sklodowska-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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual, or to individuals on a team, or multiple recipients up to three in number

Scope

For outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear and plasma sciences and engineering

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: importance of individual scientific contribution, importance of scientific contributions made by teams led by the candidate, seminal nature of the contribution, innovation/originality, societal benefit, impact on the profession, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual, team, or multiple recipients up to three

Scope

For significant technological achievements and contributions to the establishment, development, and proliferation of innovative societal infrastructure systems through the application of information technology with an emphasis on distributed computing systems

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on society with an emphasis on contributions to efficient infrastructure systems (e.g. breadth of use, energy savings, resource utilization, cost efficiency) as well as market size/revenue; originality of systems concept; leadership; impact on innovation; extension to further technological development; and quality of nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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An individual.

Scope

For exceptional contributions to the development and/or advancement of standards in electrical and electronics engineering

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: engineering and administrative accomplishment and responsibilities, publications (books, standards, papers, conference); honors; supporting letters; IEEE Activities, other organizations, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual or a team of not more than three

Scope

For outstanding contributions to communications technology

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: research, development, and application contributions to all aspects of leading-edge communication technology (work cited could have appeared in the form of publications, patents, or products, or could be a generally recognized major technological advancement in the field), and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual or a team up to three

Scope

For outstanding contributions to the generation and utilization of electric power

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on technology, inventive value, breadth of use, leadership, and quality of the nomination. "Generation" areas may include: automation, instrumentation, control, generation planning, alternative forms (e.g., wind, solar, fuel cells, and space power), conservation, safety, and reliability. "Utilization" areas may include: conservation, biomedical (e.g., MRI, focused ultrasound, etc.), life quality improvement for the handicapped, manufacturing systems, and robotronics.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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May be awarded to an individual, multiple recipients, or a team of not more than three, who received their highest academic degree no more than fifteen years prior to the year of original nomination, and not more than age forty-five at the time of the nomination, to any areas of IEEE interest that promise innovative applications. If the award is to be presented to a team, this restriction will apply to all. A nomination may be carried over for a maximum of three years based on the original nomination submission date.

Scope

For outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications  

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: innovation or development, social value, uniqueness of concept, other technical accomplishments, and the quality of the nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

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Presented to

An individual, a team, or multiple recipients up to three in number

Scope

For advances in technologies within the fields of interest to the IEEE as applied in transportation systems

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact on the profession and/or society; sustained technical or other contributions in monitoring, control, power, navigation, and/or communication as applied in transportation systems; leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s); other achievements as evidenced by publications, patents, or other evidence; and quality of nomination.

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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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Nomination Deadline
15 January

Nominate
Presented to

An individual.

Scope

For inspirational teaching of undergraduate students in the fields of interest of IEEE

Prize

The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: excellence in teaching undergraduate students; creative development of the undergraduate curriculum; authorship of course materials for undergraduate students; involvement with undergraduate students through activities such as advising, project supervision, faculty counseling or advising for student organizations; attracting students to engineering and scientific profession; and the quality of the nomination.

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Women Recipients

This is a list of woman engineers, scientists, technologists who have been bestowed an IEEE Corporate Award for their outstanding contributions within the fields of IEEE interest.

Pictured here: Mildred S. Dresselhaus, “Queen of Carbon,” first woman to have received the IEEE Medal of Honor.

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