The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, established in 1986, is named in honor of Dr. Richard W. Hamming, who had a central role in the development of computer and computing science and whose many significant contributions in the area of information science include his error-correcting codes.
Sponsor: Qualcomm, Inc.
Presented to: An individual or team, up to three in number
Scope: For exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology
Prize: The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.
Basis for Judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: information transmission, coding, storage, and recovery; subject areas include information theory, coding theory, data communication, computer networks, data storage and retrieval, image and speech understanding; originality; breadth; impact on technology; patents/publications; and the quality of the nomination.
Nomination deadline: 1 July
Presentation: At the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony