The 2008 Medals and Awards

IEEE honors the 62 recipients of the 2008 IEEE medals, service awards, honorary membership, corporate recognition, prize papers, and technical field awards

7 February 2008

The IEEE is proud to present the names of the 62 recipients of the 2008 IEEE medals, service awards, honorary membership, corporate recognition, prize papers, and technical field awards. The awards are presented on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.

MEDALS

IEEE Medal of Honor

Sponsor: IEEE Foundation

GORDON E. MOORE

Intel Corp.
Santa Clara, Calif.

“For pioneering technical roles in integrated-circuit processing and leadership in the development of MOS memory, the microprocessor computer, and the semiconductor industry.”

 

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

Sponsor: Alcatel-Lucent

GERARD J. FOSCHINI

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Holmdel, N.J.

“For seminal contributions to the science and technology of multiple-antenna wireless communications.”

 

IEEE Edison Medal

Sponsor: Samsung Electronics Co.

DOV FROHMAN-BENTCHKOWSKY

Intel Israel
Jerusalem

“For pioneering the development of the MOS Erasable, Programmable Read-Only Memory (EPROM), a key enabler of the information age revolution.”

 

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal

Sponsors: The Mathworks Inc., Pearson Prentice Hall, National Instruments Foundation, and IEEE Life Members Committee

JOSEPH BORDOGNA

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

“For creative contributions to engineering education through leadership in integrating research and education.”

 

IEEE Founders Medal

Sponsor: IEEE Foundation

STEVEN B. SAMPLE

University of Southern California
Los Angeles

“For leadership in higher education and the engineering profession and for pioneering contributions to consumer electronics.”

 

IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

Sponsor: Qualcomm Inc.

SERGIO VERDU

Princeton University

“For fundamental contributions to information theory and the development of multiuser detection.”

 

IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal

Sponsor: Texas Instruments Inc.

ROBERT M. GRAY

Stanford University

“For contributions to vector quantization and signal compression techniques.”

 

IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal

Sponsors: The Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan, and Semiconductor Research Foundation

Recipients:

WOLFGANG HELFRICH

Freie Universität
Berlin

and

MARTIN SCHADT

MS High-Tech Consulting
Seltisberg, Switzerland

and

JAMES FERGASON

Fergason Patent Properties LLC
Menlo Park, Calif.

“For pioneering development of twisted-nematic liquid crystal technology.”

 

IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal

Sponsor: Intel Foundation

PAUL R. GRAY

University of California
Berkeley

“For pioneering the development of analog integrated circuits.”

 

IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications

Sponsor: Raytheon Co.

YAAKOV BAR-SHALOM

University of Connecticut
Storrs

“For contributions to techniques for radar target tracking in clutter.”

 

IEEE Simon Ramo Medal

Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corp.

CHRYSOSTOMOS L. (MAX) NIKIAS

University of Southern California
Los Angeles

“For outstanding leadership in engineering systems research and education and for pioneering contributions to integrated media systems for the entertainment industry.”

 

IEEE John Von Neumann Medal

Sponsor: IBM Corp.

LESLIE LAMPORT

Silicon Valley Research Center
Mountain View, Calif.

“For establishment of the foundations of distributed and concurrent computing.”

 

IEEE Haraden Pratt Award

Sponsor: IEEE Foundation

MAURICE PAPO

Independent consultant
Nice, France

“For furthering IEEE transnational activities and for conceiving and implementing major operational improvements leading to more effective and efficient IEEE volunteer activities.”

 

IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award

Sponsor: IEEE Technical Activities Board

JAMES T. (TOM) CAIN

University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania

“For valuable contributions to the Institute’s publications and for the advancement of Electrical and Computer Engineering in engineering curricula.”

 

CORPORATE INNOVATION RECOGNITION

Sponsor: IEEE

RESEARCH IN MOTION

Waterloo, Ont., Canada

“For developing and promoting the Personal Data Assistant, BlackBerry, and thereby transforming the mobile work environment."

 

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Sponsor: IEEE

JONG YONG YUN

Samsung Electronics Co.
Seoul, Korea

"For exceptional achievements in pioneering technology-driven innovation within the electronics industry, advancing engineering education, and encouraging a multidisciplinary engineering community."

 

IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award

Funded by: Wolfson Microelectronics plc

SIR TIMOTHY BERNERS-LEE

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“For conceiving and further developing the World Wide Web.”

 

IEEE TECHNICAL FIELD AWARDS

IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award

Sponsor: Brunetti Bequest

MICHEL BRUEL

Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique–Laboratoire d’Electronique et de Traitement de l’Information
Cedex, France

“For inventing Smart Cut layer transfer technology that enabled widespread adoption of SOI for CMOS circuits.”

 

IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Award

Sponsor: IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society

KARL PUTTLITZ SR.

Puttlitz Engineering Consultancy
Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

and

PAUL A. TOTTA (Retired)

IBM
East Fishkill, N.Y.

“For pioneering achievements in flip-chip interconnection technology and for semiconductor devices and packages.”

 

IEEE Control Systems Award

Sponsor: IEEE Control Systems Society

MATHUKUMALLI VIDYASAGAR

Tata Consultancy Services
Hyderabad, India

“For promulgation of control science and engineering and contributions to robust control, robotics, and statistical learning theory.”

 

IEEE Electromagnetics Award

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

WERNER WIESBECK

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Keltern, Germany

“For innovative electromagnetic applications in communication systems, remote sensing, and EM compatibility.”

 

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award

Sponsor: IEEE Signal Processing Society

RAJ REDDY

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh

“For leadership and pioneering contributions to speech recognition, natural language understanding, and machine intelligence.”

 

IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award

Sponsor: IEEE Electron Devices Society

STEFAN LAI (Retired)

Intel Corp.
Santa Clara, Calif.

“For contributions in developing Flash memory into a mainstream nonvolatile memory and the development of multiple generations of Flash memory technologies.”

 

IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award

Sponsors: Robert and Ruth Halperin Foundation, in memory of Herman and Edna Halperin, and the IEEE Power Engineering Society

ROBERT C. DEGENEFF

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, N.Y.

“For innovative and pioneering contributions to the computation and understanding of transient voltages in transformers and systems.”

 

IEEE Masura Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award

Sponsor: Sony Corp.

RALPH H. BAER

RH Baer Consultants
Manchester, N.H.

“For commercialization of interactive video games and other consumer toys.”

 

IEEE Internet Award

Sponsor: Nokia Corp.

MICHAEL BRESCIA

DocuTemp, Inc.
Bedford, Mass.

and

VIRGINIA TRAVERS

BBN Technologies
Cambridge, Mass.

and

ROBERT HINDEN

Nokia
Palo Alto, Calif.

“For pioneering work in the development of the first Internet routers.”

 

IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award

Sponsor: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

STANLEY H. CHARAP

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh

“For quantative prediction of the superparamagnetic limit for magnetic recording.”

 

IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award

Sponsor: IBM Almaden Research Center

ALAN JAY SMITH

University of California
Berkeley

“For contributions to the performance analysis of computer storage systems, including improvements to disk caches, prefetching, and data placement.”

 

IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award

Sponsor: IEEE Industry Applications Society

HIROFUMI AKAGI

Tokyo Institute of Technology

“For pioneering contributions to the theory of instantaneous reactive power in three-phase circuits and its applications to power conditioning.”

 

IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement

Sponsor: Keithley Instruments Inc.

ROBERT G. FULKS (Retired)

General Radio Co.
North Chatham, Mass.

“For pioneering developments in automated measurements.”

 

IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award

Sponsor: IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

ALFRED FETTWEIS

Lehrstuhl für Nachrichtentechnik
Ruhr-Universität
Bochum, Germany

“For sustained contributions to circuits, systems, and signal processing, especially his seminal work on wave digital filters.”

 

IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award

Sponsor: NEC Corp.

DON COPPERSMITH

CCR Princeton
Princeton, N.J.

“For outstanding achievement and groundbreaking contributions in computational complexity and the theory and practice of cryptography.”

 

IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award

Sponsor: IEEE Power Electronics Society

ISTVAN NAGY

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Hungary

“For leadership in the research, development, worldwide promotion, and university education in power electronics technology.”

 

IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award

Sponsor: Motorola Foundation

JAMES M. DAUGHTON

NVE Corp.
Eden Prairie, Minn.

and

STUART PARKIN

IBM-Stanford Spintronic Science and Applications Center
San Jose, Calif.

and

SAIED TEHRANI

Freescale Semiconductor
Chandler, Ariz.

“For fundamental contributions to the development of magnetoresistive devices for nonvolatile, high density, random-access memory.”

 

IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits

Sponsor: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society

ASAD A. ABIDI

University of California
Los Angeles

“For pioneering and sustained contributions in the development of RF-CMOS.”

 

IEEE Frederik Philips Award

Sponsor: Philips Electronics NV

GILBERT J. DECLERCK

IMEC
Leuven, Belgium

“For leadership in the creation of international R&D alliances in semiconductor technologies.”

 

IEEE Photonics Award

Sponsor: IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society

JOE C. CAMPBELL

University of Virginia
Charlottesville

“For seminal and sustained contributions to the development of high-speed, low-noise long-wavelength avalanche photodiodes.”

 

IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award

Sponsor: IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award Fund

RICHARD F. RASHID

Microsoft Corp.
Redmond, Wash.

“For contributions to the design of modern operating systems and for innovation and leadership in industrial research.”

 

IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award

Sponsors: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Control Systems, and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology societies

MEYYA MEYYAPPAN

NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, Calif.

“For the development of nanoscience and technology in aerospace applications and leadership in nanotechnology.”

 

IEEE Robotics and Automation Award

Sponsor: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

PAUL G. BACKES

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, Calif.

and

ERIC T. BAUMGARTNER

Ohio Northern University
Ada

and

LARRY H. MATTHIES

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, Calif.

“For contributions to robotics enabling effective autonomous operations of science investigations under extreme conditions on the planet Mars.”

 

IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award

Sponsor: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

TEUVO KOHONEN

Helsinki University of Technology
Espoo, Finland

“For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the theory and applications of neural networks, associative memories, and the self-organizing map.”

 

IEEE David Sarnoff Award

Sponsor: Sarnoff Corp.

JAMES COLEMAN

University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign

“For leadership in the development of highly reliable strained-layer lasers.”

 

IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award

Sponsor: IEEE Standards Association

ROY BILLINTON

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Sask., Canada

“For contributions and influence in the development of power system reliability standards.”

 

IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award

Sponsor: Alcatel-Lucent

THOMAS L. KOCH

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pa.

“For pioneering contributions to optoelectronic technologies and their implementation in optical communications systems.”

 

IEEE Nikola Tesla Award

Sponsor: The Grainger Foundation and IEEE Power Engineering Society

T.J.E. MILLER

SPEED Consortium
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom

“For outstanding contributions to the advancement of computer-based design and analysis of electric machines and their industrial dissemination.”

 

IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award

Sponsor: Kiyo Tomiyasu Fund and IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

GEORGE V. ELEFTHERIADES

University of Toronto
Canada

“For pioneering contributions to the science and the technological applications of negative-refraction electromagnetic materials.”

 

TEACHING AWARDS

IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award

Sponsor: Leon K. Kirchmayer Memorial Fund

SUPRIYO DATTA

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Ind.

“For his unique approach to quantum transport that has inspired and educated graduate students in the field of nanoscale electronic devices.”

 

IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award

Sponsor: IEEE Education Society

MUHAMMAD H. RASHID

University of West Florida
Pensacola

“For distinguished leadership and dedication to undergraduate electrical engineering education, motivating students and publication of outstanding textbooks.”

 

PRIZE PAPER:

IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award

Sponsor: IEEE Life Members Committee

YANN FRAUEL

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

THOMAS J. NAUGHTON

National University of Ireland, Maynooth
and University of Oulu, Finland

OSAMU MATOBA

Kobe University
Japan

ENRIQUE TAJAHUERCE

Universitat Jaume
Castello, Spain

and

BAHRAM JAVIDI

University of Connecticut
Storrs

For their paper entitled: “Three-Dimensional Imaging and Processing Using Computational Holographic Imaging,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Volume 94, No. 3, March 2006, pp.636-653.

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