Each year IEEE pays tribute to technical professionals whose outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, the engineering profession, or humanity. It does so through the IEEE Awards program, which seeks nominations annually for IEEE’s top awards—medals, recognitions, and technical field awards—that are presented on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.
The Medals and Recognitions are presented at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony. The 2018 event is scheduled for 11 May at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, in conjunction with the IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit.
You don’t have to be an IEEE member to receive an award or to nominate or endorse a candidate. Nominations for 2019 IEEE technical field awards are due by 15 January, and ones for medals and recognitions are due by 15 June. For help with submitting a nomination, such as award criteria, candidate eligibility, and submission guidelines, visit the IEEE Awards website. There you will also find a list of the top IEEE awards.
The IEEE Awards Board has an ongoing initiative to increase diversity among candidates, including their technical discipline, geography, and gender. The board is also working to ensure a diverse group of volunteers on all the selection committees. You can help by nominating a colleague for one of the following awards.
IEEE MEDALS AND RECOGNITIONS
IEEE Medal of Honor
Sponsor: IEEE Foundation
For an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest.
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
Sponsor: Nokia Bell Labs
For exceptional contributions to communications and networking sciences and engineering.
IEEE Edison Medal
Sponsor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
For a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering, or the electrical arts.
IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corp.
For outstanding accomplishments in the application of technology in the fields of interest of IEEE that improve the environment and/or public safety.
IEEE Founders Medal
Sponsor: IEEE Foundation
For outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession.
IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal
Sponsor: Qualcomm, Inc.
For exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology.
IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
Sponsor: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
For exceptional contributions to technologies and applications benefiting healthcare, medicine, and the health sciences.
IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
Sponsor: Texas Instruments, Inc.
For outstanding achievements in signal processing.
IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal
Sponsers: IEEE Foundation
For groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields.
IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal
Sponsers: MathWorks, Pearson, and the IEEE Life Members Fund
For a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE.
IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal
Sponsor: The Federation of Electric Power Companies, JapanFor outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.
IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal
Sponsor: Intel Foundation
For exceptional contributions to the microelectronics industry.
IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications
Sponsor: Raytheon Co.For outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.
IEEE Medal in Power Engineering
Sponsors: IEEE Industry Applications, IEEE Industrial Electronics, IEEE Power Electronics, and IEEE Power & Energy societies
For outstanding contributions to the technology associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, application, and utilization of electric power for the betterment of society.
IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corp.
For exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science.
IEEE John von Neumann Medal
Sponsor: IBM Corp.
For outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology.
IEEE Honorary Membership
To individuals not members of the IEEE who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in IEEE’s designated fields of interest.
IEEE CORPORATE RECOGNITION
IEEE Corporate Innovation Award
For an outstanding innovation by an organization in an IEEE field of interest.
IEEE SERVICE AWARDS
IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award
Sponsor: IEEE Technical Activities Board
For distinguished service advancing the technical objectives of the IEEE.
IEEE Haraden Pratt Award
Sponsor: IEEE Foundation
For outstanding volunteer service to the IEEE.Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 732 562 3844.