IEEE Awards

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IEEE Awards

Awards Judging, IEEE Headquarters, 1970. All judges are key advertising and agency executives from GE, XEROX, Eastman Kodak, Westing House, etc. The smiling man standing to the left of the man in black glasses at the table's center is William ("Bill") R. Saunders who was Spectrum's advertising director in 1969 and was Spectrum's Associate Publisher.

IEEE and its predecessors societies have long given awards to recognize a variety of outstanding achievements in fields of interest. IEEE's Edison Medal was first awarded by predecessor AIEE in 1909 to Elihu Thomson; IEEE's Medal of Honor, the Insitute's highest award, was first by predecessor IRE in 1917 to Edwin H. Armstrong.

IEEE Awards are overseen by the IEEE Awards Board, a standing committee of the IEEE Board of Directors.  There is a complete year-by-year list of Awards Board members available here.

As of 2009, IEEE awarded in addition to these two medals, 13 other medals, 31 technical field awards, 2 IEEE service awards, 2 corporate recognitions, 2 prize paper awards, honorary memberships, one scholarship, one fellowship, a staff award, and one co-sponsored award. Many of the the awards are presented to their recipient at an annual IEEE Honors Ceremony.

Descriptions of each award, accompanied by lists of the winners, can be found here.

For citations of the medal winners through 1984, see section one of the IEEE book A Century of Honors.

List of IEEE Awards


Technical Field Awards

  • IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award
  • IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award
  • IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Award
  • IEEE Control Systems Award
  • IEEE Electromagnetics Award
  • IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
  • IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award
  • IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award
  • IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award
  • IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award
  • IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
  • IEEE Internet Award
  • IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award
  • IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement
  • IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award
  • IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award
  • IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
  • IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award
  • IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies
  • IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits
  • IEEE Frederik Philips Award
  • IEEE Photonics Award
  • IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
  • IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
  • IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award
  • IEEE David Sarnoff Award
  • IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award
  • IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award
  • IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
  • IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
  • IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award

Discontinued Awards

  • IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award
  • IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence
  • IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal
  • IEEE Lamme Medal
  • IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Paper Award
  • IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award
  • IEEE Harry Diamond Memorial Award
  • IEEE William M. Habirshaw Award
  • IEEE Award in International Communication
  • IEEE Mervin J. Kelly Award
  • IEEE Morris E. Leeds Award
  • IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award
  • IEEE Jack A. Morton Award
  • IEEE Vladimir K. Zworykin Award