The IEEE John von Neumann Medal, established by the Board of Directors in 1990, is named in honor of the eminent mathematician John von Neumann, whose work at the Institute for Advanced Study led to the building of the IAS binary stored-program computer in 1952. The IAS machine served as the model for IBM's first all-electronic stored-program computer (the 701).
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Presented to: An individual or team up to three
Scope: For outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology
Prize: The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate, and honorarium.
Basis for Judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: truly outstanding contributions in computer hardware, software, or systems art; cited work in the form of publications, patents, products, or simply general recognition by the profession that the individual cited is the agreed orginator of the advance; and overall strength of the nomination. The scope includes the subject areas of computer architecture, base technologies, systems, languages, algorithms and protocols, and application domains. Achievements may be theoretical, technological, or entrepreneurial and need not have been made immediately prior to the date of the award.
Nomination deadline: 1 July
Presentation: At the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony