2022 Award Recipients

Each year the IEEE Awards Board recommends a select group of recipients to receive IEEE’s most prestigious honors. These are the men and women whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession.

Click here to view a list of 2021 TFA presentations and a list of 2022 TFA presentations, however, these schedules are subject to change at any time, and at the discretion of the IEEE Conference.

To view a complete list of recipients in all years, select the past and present recipients link shown below. Once in the document there will be links to each award that are clickable and you can view recipient citations as well. 

IEEE Medal of Honor
Asad M. Madni

“For pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of innovative sensing and systems technologies, and for distinguished research leadership.”

IEEE Frances E. Allen Medal
Eugene W. Myers & Webb Miller

"For seminal contributions to the modeling, analysis, aFor pioneering contributions to sequence analysis algorithms and their applications to biosequence search, genome sequencing, and comparative genome analyses.”

IEEE Frances E. Allen Medal
Webb Miller & Eugene W. Myers

"For seminal contributions to the modeling, analysis, aFor pioneering contributions to sequence analysis algorithms and their applications to biosequence search, genome sequencing, and comparative genome analyses.”

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
P.R. Kumar

"For seminal contributions to the modeling, analysis, and design of wireless networks.”

IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal
Anantha Chandrakasan

“For contributions to ultralow-power circuits and systems, and for leadership in academia and advancing diversity in the profession.”

IEEE Edison Medal
Alan C. Bovik

"For pioneering high-impact scientific and engineering contributions leading to the perceptually optimized global streaming and sharing of visual media.”

IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
Masato Sagawa & John J. Croat

"For contributions to the development of rare earth-iron-boron permanent magnets for use in high-efficiency motors, generators, and other devices."

IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
John J. Croat & Masato Sagawa

"For contributions to the development of rare earth-iron-boron permanent magnets for use in high-efficiency motors, generators, and other devices."

IEEE Founders Medal
John Brooks Slaughter

“For leadership and administration significantly advancing inclusion and racial diversity in the engineering profession across government, academic, and nonprofit organizations.”

IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal
Madhu Sudan

“For fundamental contributions to probabilistically checkable proofs and list decoding of Reed-Solomon codes.”

IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
James G. Fujimoto

“For pioneering the development and commercialization of optical coherence tomography for medical imaging and diagnostics.”

IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
David L. Donoho

“For groundbreaking contributions to sparse signal recovery and compressed sensing.”

IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal
Ingo Wolff

“For the development of numerical electromagnetic field analysis techniques to design advanced mobile and satellite communication systems.”

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal
Ned Mohan

“For leadership in power engineering education by developing courses, textbooks, labs, and a faculty network.”

IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal
Umesh K. Mishra

“For contributions to the development of gallium nitride-based electronics.”

IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal
Jason (Jingsheng) Cong

“For fundamental contributions to electronic design automation and FPGA design methods.”

IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications
Moeness G. Amin

“For contributions to radar signal processing across a wide range of applications including through-the-wall imaging and health monitoring.”

IEEE Medal in Power Engineering
Thomas M. Jahns

“For contributions to the development of high-efficiency permanent magnet machines and drives.”

IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
Pravin P. Varaiya

“For seminal contributions to the engineering, analysis, and design of complex energy, transportation, and communication systems.”

IEEE John von Neumann Medal
Deborah Estrin

“For leadership in mobile and wireless sensing systems technologies and applications, including personal health management.”

IEEE Honorary Membership
Calyampudi Radhakrishna (C.R.) Rao

“For contributions to fundamental statistical theories and their applications to engineering and science, particularly in signal processing and communications.”

IEEE Corporate Innovation Award
The Argo Program

“For innovation in large-scale autonomous observations in oceanography with global impacts in marine and climate science and technology.”

IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award
Frederick C. Mintzer

“For outstanding leadership of technical activities including the IEEE Collabratec and TAB technology-centric communities.”

IEEE Haraden Pratt Award
Joseph V. Lillie

“For sustained and outstanding focus on the engagement of volunteers and staff in implementing continuous improvement of IEEE operations.”

IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award
Edhem Custovic

“For leadership in the empowerment and development of technology professionals globally.”

IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award
Rory Cooper
Rory A. Cooper

“For extensive contributions to wheelchair technology that have expanded mobility and reduced secondary injuries for millions of people with disabilities.”

Cledo Brunetti Award
Simon Deleonibus
Simon Deleonibus

“For contributions to and leadership in nanoscale CMOS device and process technologies.”

IEEE Control Systems Award
Dimitri Bertsekas
Dimitri Bertsekas

“For fundamental contributions to the methodology of optimization and control of uncertain and large-scale dynamical systems, and their dissemination through outstanding monographs and textbooks.”

IEEE Electromagnetics Award
Arthur D. Yaghjian
Arthur D. Yaghjian

“For contributions to fundamental electromagnetic theory and its applications to near-field antenna measurements.”

IEEE Rao R. Tummala Electronics Packaging Award
Douglas C.H. Yu
Douglas C.H. Yu

“For contributions to the development of advanced packaging technologies and their implementation in high-volume manufacturing.”

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
Herve Bourlard
Herve Bourlard & Nelson Morgan

“For contributions to neural networks for statistical speech recognition.”

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
Nelson Morgan
Nelson Morgan & Herve Bourlard

“For contributions to neural networks for statistical speech recognition.”

IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing
Ali Sayed
Ali Sayed

“For contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive signal processing.”

IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award
Heike Riel
Heike Riel

“For contributions to materials for nanoscale electronics and organic light-emitting devices.”

IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award
John Undrill
John Undrill

“For contributions to the development of analytical tools and stability testing methods for electric power systems.”

IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
Albert Brault
Albert Brault & Peter Dillon

“For contributions to the development of image sensors with integrated color filter arrays for digital video and still cameras.”

IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
Peter Dillon
Peter Dillon & Albert Brault

“For contributions to the development of image sensors with integrated color filter arrays for digital video and still cameras.”

IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award
Paresh C. Sen
Paresh C. Sen

“For contributions to the theory, practice, education, and development of advanced industrial motor drives and power electronics systems.”

IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement
Ian Warwick Hunter

“For the development and commercialization of nonlinear system identification techniques in instrumentation and measurement applications.”

IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award
Joos Vandewalle
Joos Vandewalle

“For fundamental contributions to mathematical foundations of circuits and systems.”

IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award
Marilyn Wolf
Marilyn Wolf

“For creating a community of researchers and practitioners in embedded computing through education, outreach, and research.”

IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
Muriel Medard
Muriel Medard

“For contributions to the theory and practice of network coding, optical networks, and wireless communications.”

IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award
Fang Zheng Peng
Fang Zheng Peng

“For the development of cascaded multilevel inverters and high-power converter topologies, and for their advancement in grid-scale applications.”

IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits
Akira Matsuzawa
Akira Matsuzawa

“For pioneering contributions to low-power, analog-to-digital converters in systems on a chip (SoCs) for digital video applications.”

IEEE Frederik Philips Awards
Cliff Hou
Cliff Hou & Yuh-Jier (Y.J.) Mii

“For leadership in developing industry-leading foundry logic process technologies and open innovation design platforms.”

IEEE Frederik Philips Awards
Yuh-Jier (Y.J.) Mii
Yuh-Jier (Y.J.) Mii & Cliff Hou

“For leadership in developing industry-leading foundry logic process technologies and open innovation design platforms.”

IEEE Photonics Award
Rodney Tucker
Rodney S. Tucker

“For contributions to photonic device modelling and bridging the gap between device and system-level performance, including energy consumption.”

IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
Wolfram Burgard
Wolfram Burgard

“For contributions to the fundamentals and applications of robot navigation and perception.”

IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award
Paul J. Werbos
Paul J. Werbos

“For development of backpropagation and fundamental contributions to reinforcement learning and time series analysis.”

IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award
Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr.
Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr.

“For seminal contributions to theoretical plasma physics and radiation science, and for the development of design codes for vacuum electronics devices.”

IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award
M. Tamer Ozsu
M. Tamer Özsu

“For contributions to data science infrastructure and distributed data management.”

IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award
Kenneth E. Martin
Kenneth E. Martin

“For leadership in and sustained contributions to standards for synchrophasor measurements and communications for power system monitoring, protection, and control.”

IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
Lajos Hanzo
Lajos Hanzo

“For seminal contributions to adaptive wireless communications.”

IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
Peter W. Sauer
Peter W. Sauer

“For contributions to dynamic modeling and simulation of synchronous generators and for leadership in power engineering education.”

IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
Pieter Abbeel
Pieter Abbeel

“For contributions to deep learning for robotics.”

IEEE Transportation Technologies Award
Ouyang Minggao
Minggao Ouyang

“For contributions to fuel-cell powertrain and battery thermal management.”

IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award
Christopher Rose
Christopher Rose

“For innovations in team-oriented signature design and inspiring women and under-represented minority students to pursue engineering.”