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Many IEEE members have made enormous contributions to the success of IEEE Technical Activities (TA) over the years. Now, the IEEE Technical Activities Board is giving IEEE members a chance to recognize such colleagues through the new IEEE TAB Hall of Honor.

The TAB Hall of Honor honors those persons, living or deceased, who have made one or more major contribution(s) to IEEE Technical Activities. Contributions include the creation, development, or advancement of the technical objectives of IEEE. Objectives include the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, communications, and computer engineering, as well as computer science, and the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences and technologies and their application for the benefit of IEEE members worldwide, and for the general public.


2014 honorees

john vig

John Vig 
For improving operations and processes of the IEEE Technical Activities Board.

John Vig was born in Hungary. He immigrated to the USA in 1957, received the B.S. degree from the City College of New York in 1964, and the Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers - The State University, 1969.


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Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou
For creating technical communities and establishing IEEE as a worldwide leader in biometrics.

Professor Dr. Micheli-Tzanakou received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics at the Syracuse University, NY, USA.


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Gerard Henry (Gus) Gaynor
For being the originator and founding editor of Today's Engineer magazine and for major advances in publications and IEEE Xplore® operations. 

Gus Gaynor, IEEE Life Fellow, brings experiences from a career that spanned the technical and management disciplines.

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Saifur Rahman
For sustained contributions to quality improvement of IEEE publications and development of processes for diverse publication products.  

Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering.


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2013 honorees

Roger Pollard

Roger Pollard (deceased 3 December 2011)
For leadership toward the creation of IEEE Xplore and fostering constructive relations between IEEE operating units.

Roger Pollard was born in London, England, in 1946. He received his technical education, graduating with the degrees of B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. 

Wanda Reder

Wanda Reder
For organizing, championing, and leading the IEEE Smart Grid effort and establishing a sustainable model for subsequent new initiatives.

Wanda K. Reder is Vice President of Power Systems Solutions at S&C Electric Company, where she is responsible for studies, engineering, procurement, project management, construction, and field service.

Harold Flescher

Harold L. Flescher
For enhancing the ability of TAB/IEEE to support technical activities, particularly through better financial management.

Harold joined United Nuclear in 1963 as a nuclear physicist, performing military nuclear reactor design. In 1964 he joined Martin Company as a nuclear physicist, beginning his career in radiation effects, analyzing, testing, and designing military and space systems to operate in nuclear weapon and space radiation environments.

Ellen Yoffa

Ellen Yoffa
For transforming the TAB Society Review Committee through the adoption of new policies and processes to the benefit of societies and all of TAB.

Dr. Yoffa leads research in a spectrum of technologies at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center from mobile to human language and image analytics to cybersecurity. 


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tab hall of honorThe nominee must have made contribution(s) to more than a single IEEE Society or Council. Sitting members of the 2014 IEEE Technical Activities Board and the recently deceased (less than one year) are ineligible. Members of the Selection Committee and IEEE staff are also ineligible.

There will be one class of inductees per year, with two separate recipient categories: recent contributions (within five years) and earlier contributions. Each category may have a maximum of three inductees per class.


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To make a nomination, download and complete the form (DOC, 58 KB) and e-mail it to Paula Dunne, IEEE staff. The nomination deadline is 13 April 2015.

For further information, please see Section 1.3 of the TAB Operations Manual (PDF, 1.9 MB).


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