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.
Each year the Honors Ceremony is held in a different city, normally in conjunction with the IEEE June Meeting Series. In some years it is held in conjunction with IEEE Sections Congress.
The 2011 IEEE Honors Ceremony was held in San Francisco, CA in conjunction with IEEE Sections Congress.
The 2012 IEEE Honors Ceremony was held on Saturday, 30 June at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA in conjunction with the IEEE June Meeting Series.
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 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 current year's recipients presentation locations have been arranged with recipients and conference contacts.