2014 IEEE MEDALS AND RECOGNITIONS RECIPIENTS AND CITATIONS

1. IEEE MEDAL OF HONOR, for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary
career in IEEE fields of interest, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, to B. JAYANT
BALIGA (LFIEEE)—Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

“For the invention, implementation, and commercialization of power semiconductor
devices with widespread benefits to society.”


2. IEEE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MEDAL, for exceptional contributions to the
advancement of communications sciences and engineering, sponsored by Bell Labs,
Alcatel-Lucent, to DARIUSH DIVSALAR (LFIEEE)—Senior Research Scientist, Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA

“For fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of channel codes that
transformed deep space and other forms of wireless communications.”


3. IEEE EDISON MEDAL, for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical
science, electrical engineering, or the electrical arts, sponsored by Samsung Electronics
Co., Ltd., to RALPH H. BAER (LFIEEE)—Owner, R.H. Baer Consultants, Manchester,
New Hampshire, USA

“For pioneering and fundamental contributions to the video-game and interactive
multimedia-content industries.”


4. IEEE FOUNDERS MEDAL, for outstanding contributions in the leadership,
planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics
engineering profession, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, to ERIC SCHMIDT
(MIEEE)—Chairman, Google, Inc., Mountain View, California, USA

“For transforming global access to information through his leadership and technological
contributions.”


5. IEEE RICHARD W. HAMMING MEDAL, for exceptional contributions to
information sciences, systems, and technology, sponsored by Qualcomm, Inc., to two
co-recipients:

THOMAS J. RICHARDSON (FIEEE)—Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm,
Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA




RÜDIGER URBANKE (SMIEEE)—Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,
Lausanne, Switzerland

“For fundamental contributions to coding theory, iterative information processing, and
applications.”


6. IEEE MEDAL FOR INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY, for
outstanding contributions and/or innovations in engineering within the fields of
medicine, biology, and healthcare technology, sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in
Medicine and Biology Society, to LEROY HOOD (Non-member)—President and Co-
founder, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington, USA

“For pioneering contributions to DNA sequencing technologies that revolutionized life
and health sciences.”


7. IEEE JACK S. KILBY SIGNAL PROCESSING MEDAL, for outstanding
achievements in signal processing, sponsored by Texas Instruments, Inc., to THOMAS
PINKNEY BARNWELL, III (LFIEEE)—Professor Emeritus, Georgia Institute of
Technology, Vinings, Georgia, USA

“For leadership in and contributions to speech processing, filter banks and wavelets,
DSP hardware and architectures, and technology-enhanced education.”


8. IEEE/RSE WOLFSON JAMES CLERK MAXWELL AWARD, for groundbreaking
contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics
and electrical engineering or related fields, funded by Wolfson Microelectronics plc, to
DAVID NEIL PAYNE (MIEEE)—Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre,
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

“For ground-breaking contributions to optical fiber technologies and their application to
optical communications.”


9. IEEE JAMES H. MULLIGAN, JR. EDUCATION MEDAL, for a career of
outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE, sponsored by
MathWorks; Pearson Education, Inc;. and the IEEE Life Members Fund, to JOHN G.
PROAKIS (LFIEEE)—Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University, Winchester,
Massachusetts, USA

“For contributions to electrical engineering education through influential textbooks and
inspiring leadership in integrating research and education.”


10. IEEE JUN-ICHI NISHIZAWA MEDAL, for outstanding contributions to material
and device science and technology, including practical application, sponsored by The
Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan, to two co-recipients:




FRANZ LAERMER (Non-member)—Vice President, Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Sector
Research and Advance Engineering – Microsystems (CR/PJ-TOP77), Stuttgart, Germany

AND

ANDREA URBAN (Non-member)—Senior Expert, Robert Bosch GmbH, Department
EPT, Reutlingen, Germany

“For inventing and developing the Bosch deep reactive ion etching process that has
impacted the micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) field.”


11. IEEE ROBERT N. NOYCE MEDAL, for exceptional contributions to the
microelectronics industry, sponsored by Intel Foundation, to JOHN E. KELLY, III
(FIEEE)—Senior Vice President and Director of Research, IBM Corporation, Yorktown
Heights, New York, USA

“For global executive leadership in semiconductor technology R&D.”


12. IEEE DENNIS J. PICARD MEDAL FOR RADAR TECHNOLOGIES AND
APPLICATIONS, for outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar
technologies and their applications, sponsored by Raytheon Company, to YURI
ABRAMOVICH (FIEEE)—Principal Research Scientist, WR Systems Ltd., Fairfax,
Virginia, USA

“For seminal contributions to adaptive radar signal processing algorithms and Over-The-
Horizon Radar.”


13. IEEE MEDAL IN POWER ENGINEERING, for outstanding contributions to the
technology associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, application, and
utilization of electric power for the betterment of society, sponsored by the IEEE
Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, and Power & Energy
Societies, to THOMAS A. LIPO (LFIEEE)—Emeritus Professor, Department of Electrical
& Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

“For contributions to electrical machine and drive topologies.”


14. IEEE SIMON RAMO MEDAL, for exceptional achievement in systems
engineering and systems science, sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation, to
LYNDON EVANS (Non-member)—Director, Linear Collider Collaboration, European
Centre for Particle Physics (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland

"For systems leadership of the Large Hadron Collider Project from conceptual design
through completion of construction."





15. IEEE JOHN VON NEUMANN MEDAL, for outstanding achievements in
computer-related science and technology, sponsored by IBM Corporation, to CLEVE B.
MOLER (Non-member)—Chief Mathematician, MathWorks, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

“For fundamental and widely used contributions to numerical linear algebra and
scientific and engineering software that transformed computational science.”


16. IEEE CORPORATE INNOVATION AWARD, for an outstanding and exemplary
innovation by an industrial entity, governmental or academic organization, or other
corporate body, which have resulted in major advancement of electrotechnology,
sponsored by IEEE, to DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS (DARPA)—
Arlington, Virginia, USA

“For many decades driving world-changing technological innovations.”


17. IEEE ERNST WEBER MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP AWARD, for exceptional
managerial leadership in the fields of interest of IEEE, sponsored by IEEE, to PAUL E.
JACOBS (MIEEE)—Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm, Inc.,
San Diego, California, USA

“For leadership in the development and commercialization of mobile technologies that
contributed significantly to the growth of its global industry.”


18. IEEE HARADEN PRATT AWARD, for outstanding service to IEEE, sponsored by
the IEEE Foundation, to V. PRASAD KODALI (LFIEEE)—Retired, Adviser, Government
of India, Department of Electronics, New Delhi, India

“For sustained contributions to IEEE, its Boards and Committees, and for pioneering the
development of Region 10.”


19. IEEE RICHARD M. EMBERSON AWARD, for distinguished service to the
development, viability, advancement, and pursuit of the technical objectives of IEEE,
sponsored by the IEEE Technical Activities Board, to WANDA K. REDER (FIEEE)—Vice
President, S&C Electric Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA

"For leadership in the IEEE Smart Grid program and in the continued growth of the
Power and Energy Society, including the creation of its Scholarship Fund."


20. IEEE HONORARY MEMBERSHIP, elected by the Board of Directors from among
those individuals, not members of IEEE, who have rendered meritorious service to
humanity in IEEE’s designated fields of interest, sponsored by IEEE, to SHIRLEY M.
TILGHMAN (Non-member)— President Emerita and Professor of Molecular Biology,
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA




“For leadership in bridging quantitative biology and engineering and for advancing
higher education.”


21. IEEE W.R. G. BAKER PAPER AWARD, for the most outstanding paper reporting
original work published in any IEEE archival publications (such as TRANSACTIONS,
JOURNALS and LETTERS), MAGAZINES, or PROCEEDINGS—sponsored by IEEE
Circuits and Systems, IEEE Communications, IEEE Control Systems, IEEE
Information Theory, IEEE Power & Energy, IEEE Signal Processing, and IEEE
Vehicular Technology Societies, to three co-recipients:

STEPHEN J. WRIGHT (MIEEE)—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

ROBERT D. NOWAK (FIEEE)—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

MÁRIO A. T. FIGUEIREDO (FIEEE)—Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Superior
Técnico, Torre Norte, Lisboa, Portugal

For their paper titled, “Sparse Reconstruction by Separable Approximation,” IEEE
Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 57, Issue 7, July 2009, pp. 2479–2493.


22. IEEE DONALD G. FINK PRIZE PAPER AWARD, for the outstanding survey,
review, or tutorial paper in any of the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or
Proceedings, sponsored by the IEEE Life Members Fund—to two co-recipients:

DIPANKAR RAYCHAUDHURI (FIEEE)—WINLAB, Tech Centre of NJ, North Brunswick,
New Jersey, USA

NARAYAN B. MANDAYAM (FIEEE)—WINLAB, Tech Centre of NJ, North Brunswick,
New Jersey, USA

For their paper titled, “Frontiers of Wireless and Mobile Communications,” Proceedings
of the IEEE, Vol. 100, Issue 10, April 2012, pp. 824–840.

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