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The IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications was established in 1999, in honor of Dennis J. Picard, whose lifetime of work at Raytheon Company helped make them a leader in tactical missile systems.

Presented to: An individual or group of not more than three in number

Scope: For outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications

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: field leadership, contribution, originality, breadth, inventive value, publications, other achievements, society activities, honors, sustained impact, and 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: Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company


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Medal nomination forms


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Medal recipients


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Medal committee members

  • Raviraj (Ravi) Adve, Chair
  • Maria Sabrina Greco, Past Chair
  • Jennifer Bernhard
  • Teng Long
  • Marshall Greenspan
  • Iram Weinstein
  • Giuseppe (Joe) Fabrizio
  • Francois LeChevalier


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Awards Nomination Deadlines

2015 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony