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Find Out Who Received a 2021 IEEE Major Award

Jacob Ziv and Steve Wozniak were among the recipients

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THE INSTITUTE Here are the recipients of the 2021 IEEE medals, service awards, honorary membership, corporate recognition, and technical field awards. The awards are presented on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.

MEDALS AND RECOGNITIONS

IEEE MEDAL OF HONOR

Sponsor: IEEE Foundation

JACOB ZIV

Israel Institute of Technology, retired
Haifa, Israel

“For fundamental contributions to information theory and data compression technology, and for distinguished research leadership.”

IEEE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MEDAL

Sponsor: Nokia Bell Labs

NICK MCKEOWN

Stanford

“For contributions to internet router architecture and software-defined networking.”

IEEE MILDRED DRESSELHAUS MEDAL

Sponsor: Google

KRISTINA M. JOHNSON

The Ohio State University
Columbus

“For leadership and technical contributions spanning academia, government, and business.”

IEEE EDISON MEDAL

Sponsor: Samsung Electronics Co.

KENICHI IGA

Tokyo Institute of Technology, retired

"For pioneering contributions to the concept, physics, and development of the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser.”

IEEE MEDAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES

Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corp.

KAUSHIK RAJASHEKARA

University of Houston
Texas

“For contributions to the advancement of transportation electrification technologies for the reduction of emissions and for improving energy efficiency.”

IEEE FOUNDERS MEDAL

Sponsor: IEEE Richard and Mary Jo Stanley Memorial Fund of the IEEE Foundation

HENRY SAMUELI

Broadcom, retired
Irvine, Calif.

“For leadership in research, development, and commercialization of broadband communication and networking technology with global impact.”

IEEE RICHARD W. HAMMING MEDAL

Sponsor: Qualcomm

RAYMOND W. YEUNG

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong

“For fundamental contributions to information theory and pioneering network coding and its applications.”

IEEE MEDAL FOR INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

Sponsor: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

RUZENA BAJCSY
University of California, Berkeley

“For pioneering and sustained contributions to healthcare technology fundamental to computer vision, medical imaging, and computational anatomy.”

IEEE THEODORE W. HISSEY OUTSTANDING YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Young Professionals, Photonics Society, Power & Energy Society

KARTIK KULKARNI
Oracle Corp.
Redwood City, Calif.

“For contributions to the technical fields of transactions and in-memory databases, as well as for enabling young professionals working on technologies for sustainable development.”

IEEE JACK S. KILBY SIGNAL PROCESSING MEDAL

Sponsor: Texas Instruments

Corecipients:

EMMANUEL CANDÈS

Stanford

TERENCE CHI-SHEN TAO

University of California, Los Angeles

JUSTIN ROMBERG

Georgia Institute of Technology

“For groundbreaking contributions to compressed sensing.”

IEEE/RSE JAMES CLERK MAXWELL MEDAL

Funder: ARM

EVELYN L. HU

Harvard

“For leadership in nanoscale science and engineering, and for seminal contributions at the intersection of semiconductor electronics and photonics.”

IEEE JAMES H. MULLIGAN, JR. EDUCATION MEDAL

Sponsor: MathWorks, Pearson, Lockheed Martin Corp., and the IEEE Life Members Fund

JOHN D. CRESSLER

Georgia Institute of Technology

“For inspirational teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.”

IEEE JUN-ICHI NISHIZAWA MEDAL

Sponsor: The Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan

JAMES J. COLEMAN

University of Texas at Arlington

“For contributions to the development of strained-layer semiconductor lasers.”

IEEE ROBERT N. NOYCE MEDAL

Sponsor: Intel Corp.

LISA T. SU

Advanced Micro Devices
Austin, Texas

“For leadership in ground-breaking semiconductor products and successful business strategies that contributed to the strength of the microelectronics industry.”

IEEE DENNIS J. PICARD MEDAL FOR RADAR TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

Sponsor: Raytheon Technologies

SIMON HAYKIN

McMaster University, retired
Hamilton, Ont., Canada

“For contributions to the development of the theory and practice of radar, especially cognitive radar and adaptive filtering.”

IEEE MEDAL IN POWER ENGINEERING

Sponsors: IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, and Power & Energy societies

PRAVEEN K. JAIN

Queen’s University
Kingston, Ont., Canada

“For contributions to the theory and practice of high-frequency power-conversion systems.”

IEEE SIMON RAMO MEDAL

Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corp.

ELISABETH PATÉ-CORNELL

Stanford

“For sustained leadership in developing theory and applications of probability risk analysis for the design and evaluation of complex engineering systems.”

IEEE JOHN VON NEUMANN MEDAL

Sponsor: IBM Corp.

JEFFREY DEAN

Google
Mountain View, Calif.

“For contributions to the science and engineering of large-scale distributed computer systems and artificial intelligence systems.”

IEEE CORPORATE INNOVATION AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LIMITED

Hsinchu, Taiwan

“For leadership in 7 nanometer semiconductor foundry technology, enabling customers’ innovations in widespread applications.”

IEEE RICHARD M. EMBERSON AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Technical Activities Board

LEWIS M. TERMAN

IBM, retired
South Salem, N.Y.

“For contributions to and leadership of multiple IEEE technical Societies, the Technical Activities Board, and the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Activities.”

IEEE HARADEN PRATT AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Foundation

EVELYN H. HIRT

Battelle
Richland, Wash.

“For steadfast service and leadership dedicated to the IEEE mission and members across all corporate, geographic, technical, and educational levels.”

IEEE HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Sponsor: IEEE

EDWARD C. STONE

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena

“For decades of exceptional scientific and engineering achievements that have profoundly impacted the world’s progress in space exploration.”

TECHNICAL FIELD AWARDS

IEEE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AWARD

Sponsors: IEEE Circuits and Systems and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology societies

KATHERINE WHITTAKER FERRARA

Stanford

“For the integration of ultrasound and engineered vesicles in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”

IEEE CLEDO BRUNETTI AWARD

Sponsor: Brunetti Bequest

JESUS DEL ALAMO

MIT

“For leadership in and contributions to InGaAs- and GaN-based field-effect transistor technology.”

IEEE ELECTRONIC PACKAGING AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Electronic Packaging Society

CHIN C. LEE

University of California, Irvine

“For contributions to new silver alloys, new bonding methods, flip-chip interconnect, and education for electronics packaging.”

IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Control Systems Society

HIDENORI KIMURA

Systems Innovation Center
Tokyo

“For contributions to synthesis theory of control systems and its applications to manufacturing devices and systems.”

IEEE ELECTROMAGNETICS AWARD

Sponsors: IEEE Antennas and Propagation, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Geoscience and Remote Sensingsocieties

CONSTANTINE A. BALANIS

Arizona State University
Tempe

“For contributions to electromagnetics through excellence in book authorship, teaching, and antenna research.”

IEEE JAMES L. FLANAGAN SPEECH AND AUDIO PROCESSING AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Signal Processing Society

DAVID NAHAMOO

Pryon Inc.
Raleigh, N.C.

“For contributions to and leadership in research and deployment of spoken-language technologies.”

IEEE FOURIER AWARD FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING

Sponsors: IEEE Circuits and Systems and the IEEE Signal Processing societies

K. J. RAY LIU

University of Maryland
College Park

“For outstanding leadership in and pioneering contributions to signal processing for wireless sensing and communications.”

IEEE ANDREW S. GROVE AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Electron Devices Society

Corecipients:

HIDEAKI AOCHI

Kioxia Corp.
Kanagawa, Japan

RYOTA KATSUMATA

Kioxia Corp.
Mie, Japan

MASARU KITO

Kioxia Corp.
Mie, Japan

“For pioneering and sustained contributions to high-density, three-dimensional flash memory.”

IEEE HERMAN HALPERIN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION AWARD

Sponsor: The Robert and Ruth Halperin Foundation, in memory of Herman and Edna Halperin, and the IEEE Power & Energy Society

BRIAN STOTT

Stott, Inc.
Scottsdale, Ariz.

“For contributions to the development and application of power flow and optimal power flow analysis.”

IEEE MASARU IBUKA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS AWARD

Sponsor: Sony Corp.

STEVE WOZNIAK

Woz Speaks
Los Gatos, Calif.

“For pioneering the design of consumer-friendly personal computers.”

IEEE RICHARD HAROLD KAUFMANN AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Industry Applications Society

STEPHEN MCARTHUR

University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland

“For innovative contributions to the advancement of intelligent systems for power engineering applications.”

IEEE JOSEPH F. KEITHLEY AWARD IN INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT

Sponsors: Keithley Instruments, a Tektronix Co., and the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Corecipients:

ERIC W. STRID

Board of Directors of Power Oregon, retired
White Salmon, Wash.

K. REED GLEASON

Form Factor, Inc.
Livermore, Calif.

“For contributions to RF microprobing measurement techniques enabling accurate on-wafer circuit testing.”

IEEE GUSTAV ROBERT KIRCHHOFF AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

THOMAS H. LEE

Stanford

“For pioneering CMOS technology for high-performance wireless circuits and systems.”

IEEE LEON K. KIRCHMAYER GRADUATE TEACHING AWARD

Sponsor: Leon K. Kirchmayer Memorial Fund

ANDREA GOLDSMITH

Princeton

“For educating, developing, guiding, and energizing generations of highly successful students and postdoctoral fellows.”

IEEE KOJI KOBAYASHI COMPUTERS AND COMMUNICATIONS AWARD

Sponsor: NEC Corp.

HARI BALAKRISHNAN

MIT

“For broad contributions to computer networking and mobile and wireless systems.”

IEEE WILLIAM E. NEWELL POWER ELECTRONICS AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Power Electronics Society

ROBERT W. ERICKSON

University of Colorado at Boulder

“For contributions to power electronics education and analysis, modeling, and design of power converters.”

IEEE DONALD O. PEDERSON AWARD IN SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS

Sponsor: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society

A. PAUL BROKAW

Analog Devices, Inc., retired
Tucson, Ariz.

“For leadership in the design of voltage references, amplifiers, and power management, and for contributions to the principles of analog circuit design.”

IEEE PHOTONICS AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Photonics Society

JACK JEWELL

Consultant
Boulder, Colo.

“For seminal and sustained contributions to the development and commercialization of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL).”

IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Co-recipients:

TOMAS LOZANO-PEREZ

MIT

JEAN-CLAUDE LATOMBE

Stanford

“For foundational contributions to robot motion planning and visionary leadership of the field.”

IEEE FRANK ROSENBLATT AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

JIM KELLER

University of Missouri, retired
Columbia

“For fundamental work on fuzzy pattern recognition, fuzzy clustering, and fuzzy technologies in computer vision.”

IEEE MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

MICHEL DEFRISE

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, retired
Belgium

“For key developments in image reconstruction for positron emission tomography and x-ray computed tomography.”

IEEE INNOVATION IN SOCIETAL INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD

Sponsors: Hitachi and the IEEE Computer Society

ELISA BERTINO

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Ind.

“For advancing the security and privacy of new-generation cellular networks.”

IEEE CHARLES PROTEUS STEINMETZ AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Standards Association

HARAN KARMAKER

TECO Westinghouse Motor Co.
Round Rock, Texas

“For leadership in and contributions to the development of standards for electrical machines.”

IEEE ERIC E. SUMNER AWARD

Sponsor: Nokia Bell Labs

EN-HUI YANG

University of Waterloo
Ont., Canada

“For contributions to the theory and practice of source coding.”

IEEE NIKOLA TESLA AWARD

Sponsors: Wolong Electric Group, IEEE Industry Applications and the IEEE Power & Energy societies

ZI-QIANG ZHU

University of Sheffield
South Yorkshire, England

“For contributions to the design, modeling, control, and application of ac permanent magnet machines and drives.”

IEEE KIYO TOMIYASU AWARD

Sponsors: The late Dr. Kiyo Tomiyasu and the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing and the Microwave Theory and Techniques societies

ZHU HAN

University of Houston

“For contributions to game theory and distributed management of autonomous communication networks.”

IEEE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES AWARD

Sponsors: IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Microwave Theory and Techniques, Power Electronics, Power & Energy, and Vehicular Technology societies

PHILIP T. KREIN

Zhejiang University
Haining, Zhejiang, China

“For contributions to electric vehicle battery management and hybrid system optimization.”

IEEE UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARD

Sponsor: IEEE Education Society

CRISTIANE A. PIMENTEL

Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia
Feira de Santana, Brazil

“For encouraging women to pursue STEM careers, and developing industry-based projects for social justice.”

For additional information on the recipients and the awards process, visit the IEEE Awards website.

Lynn Frassetti is the senior awards presentation and communications specialist for IEEE Awards Activities.

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