Spanning three centuries, IEEE has helped engineer the future by engaging a broad array of technical professionals in a diverse set of communities.
This technical diversity is found among this year’s award recipients who have been cited for technological feats that fostered faster, more reliable, and smaller computers; enabled deep-space exploration; made possible the expansion of all types of communications through high-speed broadband transmission; improved capabilities for digital storage technology; and advanced acoustic and radar detection, among others.
IEEE Medals shall embrace significant and broad IEEE interests and purposes. Presentation of IEEE Institute-level Medals and Recognitions are made by the IEEE President at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony.
The IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala has been held in different cities throughout the years. The 2016 IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala will be held at Gotham Hall in New York City, NY, USA.
The IEEE Honors Ceremony is IEEE's premier awards event, designed to recognize technical professionals in a wide variety of disciplines, for exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession. The IEEE Medal of Honor, the highest IEEE award, is presented at the Honors Ceremony.
IEEE Technical Field Awards (TFAs) are awarded for contributions in specific technical fields of science and engineering, as well as in several areas of leadership.
IEEE TFA presentations shall be made in the same calendar year as the year of the award for which the recipient was chosen. TFAs are presented by the IEEE President, or designee, at an IEEE technical conference, meeting, or symposium as recommended by the relevant selection committee, and are endorsed by the IEEE Technical Field Awards Council and approved by the IEEE Awards Board (AB).
However, in rare and unusual circumstances, and with the approval of the AB, the IEEE President or designee may make the presentation at a non-IEEE technical conference or symposium.
The IEEE Awards Booklet highlights the achievements of the Institute-level IEEE Medals, Recognitions, IEEE Technical Field Awards, recipients, and other honors.