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The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal was established in 1995 in honor of Jack S. Kilby, whose innovation was a monumental precursor to the development of the signal processor and digital signal processing. The award may be presented for outstanding achievements in signal processing. The achievement may be theoretical, technological, or commercial.

Presented to: An individual or team, up to three in number

Scope: For outstanding achievements in signal processing

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: subject areas such as algorithms, architecture, and applications; theoretical, technological, or commercial achievements; patents/publications/products; generally recognized major technological advancement in the field of signal processing; quality of nomination.

Nomination deadline: 1 July

Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the November IEEE Board of Directors meeting. Recipients and their nominators will be notified following the meeting. Subsequently, the nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination.

Presentation: At the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony

Sponsor: Texas Instruments, Inc.

Texas Instruments, Inc.


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Medal nomination forms


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Medal recipients


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Medal committee members

  • Maureen Quirk, Chair
  • Bishnu S. Atal
  • G. Faye Boudreaux-Bartels
  • G. Clifford Carter
  • Jonathon A. Chambers
  • Edward J. Delp
  • Sadaoki Furui
  • Henrique (Rico) Malvar
  • James H. McClellan


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2015 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony