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.
Sponsor: IEEE Foundation
Israel Institute of Technology, retired
“For fundamental contributions to information theory and data compression technology, and for distinguished research leadership.”
Sponsor: Nokia Bell Labs
“For contributions to internet router architecture and software-defined networking.”
The Ohio State University
“For leadership and technical contributions spanning academia, government, and business.”
Sponsor: Samsung Electronics Co.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, retired
"For pioneering contributions to the concept, physics, and development of the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser.”
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corp.
University of Houston
“For contributions to the advancement of transportation electrification technologies for the reduction of emissions and for improving energy efficiency.”
Sponsor: IEEE Richard and Mary Jo Stanley Memorial Fund of the IEEE Foundation
“For leadership in research, development, and commercialization of broadband communication and networking technology with global impact.”
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong
“For fundamental contributions to information theory and pioneering network coding and its applications.”
“For pioneering and sustained contributions to healthcare technology fundamental to computer vision, medical imaging, and computational anatomy.”
“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.”
Sponsor: Texas Instruments
Georgia Institute of Technology
“For groundbreaking contributions to compressed sensing.”
“For leadership in nanoscale science and engineering, and for seminal contributions at the intersection of semiconductor electronics and photonics.”
“For inspirational teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.”
Sponsor: The Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan
“For contributions to the development of strained-layer semiconductor lasers.”
Sponsor: Intel Corp.
Advanced Micro Devices
“For leadership in ground-breaking semiconductor products and successful business strategies that contributed to the strength of the microelectronics industry.”
Sponsor: Raytheon Technologies
McMaster University, retired
Hamilton, Ont., Canada
“For contributions to the development of the theory and practice of radar, especially cognitive radar and adaptive filtering.”
Kingston, Ont., Canada
“For contributions to the theory and practice of high-frequency power-conversion systems.”
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corp.
“For sustained leadership in developing theory and applications of probability risk analysis for the design and evaluation of complex engineering systems.”
Sponsor: IBM Corp.
Mountain View, Calif.
“For contributions to the science and engineering of large-scale distributed computer systems and artificial intelligence systems.”
“For leadership in 7 nanometer semiconductor foundry technology, enabling customers’ innovations in widespread applications.”
Sponsor: IEEE Technical Activities Board
South Salem, N.Y.
“For contributions to and leadership of multiple IEEE technical Societies, the Technical Activities Board, and the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Activities.”
Sponsor: IEEE Foundation
“For steadfast service and leadership dedicated to the IEEE mission and members across all corporate, geographic, technical, and educational levels.”
California Institute of Technology
“For decades of exceptional scientific and engineering achievements that have profoundly impacted the world’s progress in space exploration.”
“For the integration of ultrasound and engineered vesicles in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”
Sponsor: Brunetti Bequest
“For leadership in and contributions to InGaAs- and GaN-based field-effect transistor technology.”
Sponsor: IEEE Electronic Packaging Society
“For contributions to new silver alloys, new bonding methods, flip-chip interconnect, and education for electronics packaging.”
Sponsor: IEEE Control Systems Society
“For contributions to synthesis theory of control systems and its applications to manufacturing devices and systems.”
Arizona State University
“For contributions to electromagnetics through excellence in book authorship, teaching, and antenna research.”
Sponsor: IEEE Signal Processing Society
“For contributions to and leadership in research and deployment of spoken-language technologies.”
University of Maryland
“For outstanding leadership in and pioneering contributions to signal processing for wireless sensing and communications.”
Sponsor: IEEE Electron Devices Society
“For pioneering and sustained contributions to high-density, three-dimensional flash memory.”
“For contributions to the development and application of power flow and optimal power flow analysis.”
Sponsor: Sony Corp.
Los Gatos, Calif.
“For pioneering the design of consumer-friendly personal computers.”
Sponsor: IEEE Industry Applications Society
University of Strathclyde
“For innovative contributions to the advancement of intelligent systems for power engineering applications.”
Board of Directors of Power Oregon, retired
White Salmon, Wash.
Form Factor, Inc.
“For contributions to RF microprobing measurement techniques enabling accurate on-wafer circuit testing.”
Sponsor: IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
“For pioneering CMOS technology for high-performance wireless circuits and systems.”
Sponsor: Leon K. Kirchmayer Memorial Fund
“For educating, developing, guiding, and energizing generations of highly successful students and postdoctoral fellows.”
Sponsor: NEC Corp.
“For broad contributions to computer networking and mobile and wireless systems.”
Sponsor: IEEE Power Electronics Society
“For contributions to power electronics education and analysis, modeling, and design of power converters.”
Sponsor: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
Analog Devices, Inc., retired
“For leadership in the design of voltage references, amplifiers, and power management, and for contributions to the principles of analog circuit design.”
Sponsor: IEEE Photonics Society
“For seminal and sustained contributions to the development and commercialization of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL).”
Sponsor: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
“For foundational contributions to robot motion planning and visionary leadership of the field.”
University of Missouri, retired
“For fundamental work on fuzzy pattern recognition, fuzzy clustering, and fuzzy technologies in computer vision.”
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, retired
“For key developments in image reconstruction for positron emission tomography and x-ray computed tomography.”
West Lafayette, Ind.
“For advancing the security and privacy of new-generation cellular networks.”
Sponsor: IEEE Standards Association
TECO Westinghouse Motor Co.
Round Rock, Texas
“For leadership in and contributions to the development of standards for electrical machines.”
Sponsor: Nokia Bell Labs
University of Waterloo
“For contributions to the theory and practice of source coding.”
University of Sheffield
South Yorkshire, England
“For contributions to the design, modeling, control, and application of ac permanent magnet machines and drives.”
“For contributions to game theory and distributed management of autonomous communication networks.”
Sponsors: IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Microwave Theory and Techniques, Power Electronics, Power & Energy, and Vehicular Technology societies
Haining, Zhejiang, China
“For contributions to electric vehicle battery management and hybrid system optimization.”
Sponsor: IEEE Education Society
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.