The IEEE Honors Ceremony is designed to recognize technical professionals in a wide variety of disciplines for exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession. View highlights from past ceremonies here.
Meet the Recipients of the 2016 IEEE Medals and Awards
IEEE MEDAL OF HONOR
G. DAVID FORNEY, JR.
For pioneering contributions to the theory of error-correcting codes and the development of reliable high-speed data communications.
IEEE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MEDAL
For innovations enabling efficient, wideband, wireless access to the Internet, that is central to all third-generation cellular networks.
IEEE EDISON MEDAL
For contributions to integrated systems for wired and wireless communications, including wireless connectivity of personal devices.
IEEE MEDAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
MASAHIKO MIYAKI, YUKIHIRO SHINOHARA, & KATSUHIKO TAKEUCHI
For development of electronic multipoint fuel-injection systems, enabling fuel-efficient and low-emission diesel engines.
IEEE RICHARD W. HAMMING MEDAL
ABBAS EL GAMAL
For contributions to network multi-user information theory and for wide ranging impact on programmable circuit architectures.
IEEE MEDAL FOR INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY
CHARLES A. MISTRETTA
For the development of imaging instrumentation and techniques that have transformed the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.
IEEE JACK S. KILBY SIGNAL PROCESSING MEDAL
For pioneering and sustained contributions to statistical signal processing and its practice.
IEEE/RSE JAMES CLERK MAXWELL MEDAL
For pioneering and sustained contributions to machine learning, including developments in deep neural networks.
IEEE JAMES H. MULLIGAN, JR. EDUCATION MEDAL
For contributions to engineering education in adaptive signal processing and communication.
IEEE JUN-ICHI NISHIZAWA MEDAL
For pioneering contributions to micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), and their uses in automobiles, cellular phones, industrial equipment, and medical devices.
IEEE ROBERT N. NOYCE MEDAL
For contributions to and leadership in the research and development of the science and technology of semiconductor devices.
IEEE DENNIS J. PICARD MEDAL FOR RADAR TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS
For contributions to radar signal design and analysis, pulse compression, and signal processing.
IEEE MEDAL IN POWER ENGINEERING
ARUN G. PHADKE
For contributions to synchrophasor technology for monitoring, control, and protection of electric power systems.
IEEE SIMON RAMO MEDAL
John P. Lehoczky, Ragunathan Rajkumar, & Lui Sha
For technical leadership and contributions to fundamental theory, practice, and standardization for engineering real-time systems.
IEEE JOHN VON NEUMANN MEDAL
CHRISTOS H. PAPADIMITRIOU
For providing a deeper understanding of computational complexity and its implications for approximation algorithms, artificial intelligence, economics, database theory, and biology.
IEEE CORPORATE INNOVATION AWARD
For pioneering the use of high-k metal gate and tri-gate transistor technologies in high-volume manufacturing.
IEEE ERNST WEBER MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
DAVID FAIRBANK WELCH
For leadership in enabling the growth of cloud-based services and the Internet in optical transport networks.
IEEE RICHARD M. EMBERSON AWARD
For contributions to IEEE Publications, Awards, and globalization.
IEEE HARADEN PRATT AWARD
For original and high-impact contributions to IEEE's Educational Activities, expanding IEEE's global reach and effectiveness.
IEEE HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
For the development of cavity quantum electrodynamics, leading to fundamental quantum physics studies and to a wide range of applications.
IEEE HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
For leadership in the global integration of electrical and electronics engineering education and research.
THE SERVICE OF TECHNOLOGY AWARD
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD