Recognition of Scientific & Engineering Excellence Funds for IEEE Unit Awards
IEEE celebrates and recognizes scientific and engineering excellence through the presentation of peer reviewed Medals, Technical Field Awards, and Society, Council and Unit Awards. The following funds support the presentation of many IEEE Societies, Councils and Units awards.
Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
R. Fried Memorial Fund
by: Mrs. Frances Fried, in loving memory of her husband Walter
R. Fried PLANS Best Paper Award in Navigation recognizes the best
paper presented at the bi-annual IEEE Position, Location and
Navigation Symposium (PLANS).
D. White Memorial Fund
by: Dana Star and Warren S. White, in loving memory of their
D. White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering recognizes
a radar engineer for outstanding achievements due to a major
technical advance, or a series of advances over time, in the
art of radar engineering.
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Edward E. Altshuler Prize Paper Award Fund
Sponsored by: Edward Altshuler
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Edward E. Altshuler Prize Paper Award recognizes the best contribution published in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (the “Magazine”) in the preceding calendar year.
IEEE Donald G. Dudley, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award Fund
by: Marge Dudley
IEEE Donald G. Dudley, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award recognizes outstanding and original contributions to undergraduate education by an individual at the early stage of his/her career as an educator in the general field of electromagnetics including theory, analytical solutions, numerical methods, antennas, propagation, phenomena visualization, and measurements.
IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award Fund
by: John Kraus
IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award honors an individual or team that has made a significant advance in antenna technology.
by: Tai Family and Friends, in honor and memory of Chen-To
Tai Distinguished Educator Award is given to an individual to recognize
outstanding service to education in the field of antennas and
propagation, and whose distinguished career in teaching and research
represents the highest qualities of service.
Distinguished Achievement Award Fund
by: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
APS Distinguished Achievement Award is given for outstanding
technical achievement in the fields of antennas and propagation.
IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
M. Hunt Memorial Fund
by: Friends and family of Clyde M. Hunt
M. Hunt Memorial Student Paper Award is given to recognize
a student paper of exceptional interest and applicability
to the field of Broadcast Engineering
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
Circuits and Systems Society Award Fund
by: Philips, NEC, and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
the presentation of the following IEEE
Circuits and Systems Society Awards:
-IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Mac Van Valkenburg Award
-Technical Achievement Award
-Society Education Award
-ISCAS Student Best Paper Award
-CAS Industrial Pioneer Award
-CASS Vitold Belevitch Circuits and Systems Award
-IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award
-IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Darlington Best Paper Award
-CSVT Transactions Best Paper Award
-Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems Prize Paper Award
-Multimedia Prize Paper Award
-Outstanding Young Author Award
-Regional Chapter-of-the Year (4)
-Student Travel Awards (4)
-IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award
IEEE Communications Society
Howard Armstrong Award Fund
by: Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation
Howard Armstrong Achievement Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions over a
period of years in the field of interest of the IEEE Communications
IEEE Communications Society Awards and Student Travel Grants Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Communications Society
Supports the honorariums for IEEE Communications Society awards and when possible student travel grants for students to attend IEEE Communication Society conferences. The honorariums supported through this fund include:
-Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award
-IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award
-Award for Public Service in the Field of Telecommunications
-Best Tutorial Paper Award
-Leonard G. Abraham Prize
-Stephen O. Rice Prize
-William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking
-Fred W. Ellersick Prize
-IEEE Communications Society Award for Outstanding Paper on New Communication Topics
-ComSoc & Information Theory Joint Paper Award
-Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences
-IEEE Communications Society Publications Exemplary Service Award
Guglielmo Marconi Paper Prize Award in Wireless Communications
by: Qualcomm Incorporated
Guglielmo Marconi Paper Prize Award in Wireless Communications is presented annually for an original paper in the field
of Wireless Communications published in the IEEE Transaction
on Wireless Communications in the previous calendar year.
IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society
Paul and Dee-Dee Slade Young Investigator Award Fund
Sponsored by: Paul and Dee-Dee Slade
Paul and Dee-Dee Slade Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding achievements of young investigators, under age thirty-five, in the field of Electrical Contacts.
IEEE Computer Society
Ken Kennedy Award Fund
by: IEEE Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery
Ken Kennedy Award recognizes outstanding contributions to programmability or productivity
in high performance computing together with significant community service or mentoring
B. Ramakrishna Rau Award Fund
Sponsored by: Hewlett Packard Company and an Anonymous donor
IEEE B. Ramakrishna Rau Award is presented for substantial contributions in the field of computer microarchitecture and compiler code generation.
IEEE Control Systems Society
IEEE CSS Award for Technical Excellence in
Aerospace Control Fund
IEEE CSS Award for Technical Excellence in Aerospace Control recognizes a person or a team that performed an aerospace control engineering activity during the previous 36 months that demonstrates excellence and significant results with demonstrated impact.
IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation
IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design Donald O. Pederson Best Prize Paper Award Fund
by: IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation.
on Computer Aided Design Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on
Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems during the preceding two calendar years.
IEEE Council on Superconductivity
Council on Superconductivity Award Fund
by: IEEE Council on Superconductivity and Applied Superconductivity Conference
Supports the presentation of the following IEEE Council of Superconductivity awards:
Award For Continuing And Significant Contributions In The Field Of Applied Superconductivity
- IEEE Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community
IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society
- T. Dakin Endowment Fund
by: Family and friends of Thomas Dakin in his memory
W. Dakin Award is given biennially to recognize outstanding,
original technical contributions, as evidenced by their sustained
impact in advancing the science and technology of dielectrics
and electrical insulation.
IEEE Industry Applications Society
IEEE IAS Gerald Kliman Innovator Award Fund
Sponsored by: General Electric Company
IEEE IAS Gerald Kliman Innovator Award recognizes
meritorious contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies through innovations and
application to industry.
IEEE Industry Electronics Society
Rudolf Chope Award Fund
Sponsored by: Rudolf Chope through the Chope Family Bypass Trust
IEEE Rudolf Chope Research & Development Award bi-annually recognizes distinguished research and development accomplishment in quantum and industrial electronics for industrial electrical engineering.
IEEE Magnetics Society
IEEE Magnetics Society Awards Fund
by: IEEE Magnetics Society
Supports the awarding of the following IEEE Magnetics Society awards:
-Student Travel Award
-Best Student Prize Paper Award
IEEE Photonics Society
Kressel Award Fund
by: Sarnoff Corporation and NOVA Systems
Aron Kressel Award is presented to recognize individuals who have made important
contributions to opto-electronic device technology.
William Streifer Fund
by: Shirley Streifer, Donald Scifres, Xerox, and Spectra Diode
Labs in memory of William Streifer
William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award is given to recognize an exceptional scientific contribution
which has had significant recent impact in the field of lasers
and electro-optics in the past 10 years.
IEEE Power & Energy Society
A.P. Seethapathy Rural Electrification Excellence Award Fund
by: Ravi Seethapathy with the IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies
A.P. Seethapathy Rural Electrification Excellence Award recognizes exceptional power engineers who have worked, implemented or innovated better and cheaper electrification technologies for the rural sector.
Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award Fund
Sponsored by: Friends and colleagues of Professor Roy Billinton
IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award recognizes outstanding individuals for their contributions to reliability of electric power systems.
Yu-Hsiu Ku Electrical Engineering Award Fund
by: NARI Relays Electric Co.; Beijing Automation Co., LTD.; and Shanghai Huaming Power Equipment Co., Ltd.
IEEE CSEE Yu-Hsiu Ku Electrical Engineering Award is administered by the IEEE Power & Energy Society and Chinese Society for Electrical Engineers. The Award recognizes a professional who has demonstrated excellent performance in the fields of electricity, electrical machinery, power system engineering and/or related fields. The recognized contributions in electrical engineering must have a lasting beneficial impact on the Chinese society.
T Burke Hayes Fund
by: CH2M HILL Foundation
Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes recognizes an
outstanding original student paper in the science and practice of
electric power engineering.
in Distribution Engineering Award Fund
by: Asplunch Tree, AB Chance Co., Kearney, Commonwealth Edison,
Philadelphia Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, S&C
Electric, and Georgia Power
IEEE PES Award
for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering is given in
recognition for engineering contributions that have enhanced the
quality and economy of electric power distribution.
Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award Fund
by: GE Energy
Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award is given to
recognize outstanding contributions in the high-voltage electric
power systems-engineering field.
Lamm HVDC Award Fund
by: IEEE Power & Energy Society, Hydro-Quebec, ABB Power
Systems, and General Electric
IEEE PES Uno
Lamm High Voltage Direct Current Award is presented to recognize outstanding
contributions in High Voltage Direct Current Technology.
Award Endowment Fund
permanent funding for several key awards in the field of Power
-IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
-IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award
-IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award
-IEEE PES Outstanding Chapter Award
-IEEE PES Prize Paper Award
-IEEE PES Technical Committee Distinguished Individual Service Award
-IEEE PES Working Group Recognition Award
-IEEE PES Robert Noberini Distinguished Contributions to Power Engineering
-IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership in Power Award
-IEEE Power & Energy Society Lifetime Achievement Award
-IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award
PES FACTS/Custom Power Award Fund
by: Hingorani Power Electronics, Electric Power Research Institute,
Westinghouse, GEC-UK, Siemens-Germany, GE Power Systems, ABB
PES Nari Hingorani FACTS Award is given to recognize a major contribution
to the state of the art of FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission System) technology and its applications and IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award is
given to recognize a major contribution to the state-of-the-art
in Custom Power technologies and their applications.
IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award Fund
Sponsored by: Professor Ramachandra Ramakumar
IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of developing, utilizing, and integrating renewable energy resources in the national and global energy scenarios.
Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award Fund
Sponsored by: S&C Electric Company
IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award is given to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to making the automation of electric utility distribution systems a practical reality.
Cyril G. Veinott Endowment Fund
by: Cyril G. Veinott
IEEE PES Cyril
G. Veinott Electromechnical Energy Conversion Award is presented
to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions in the
field of electromechanical energy conversion.
Walter Fee Award Fund
by: IEEE Power & Energy Society
Fee Young Engineer Award is given to a member of IEEE
PES who is no more than 35 years of age in recognition of
outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical activities.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics Fund
Sponsored by: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics recognizes an outstanding paper presented at the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in the area of medical robotics and computer-assisted interventional devices and systems.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Awards Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Supports the presentation of the following IEEE Robotics and Automation Society awards:
Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Automation,
Government or Industry Career Award in Robotics and Automation,
- IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation,
- IEEE Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award and
- IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award.
Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award Fund
Sponsored by: The Cluster of Excellence "Cognition for Technical Systems" of the Technische Universitat Munchen
Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award recognizes the best cognitive robotics paper at the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotic and Automation (ICRA).
Pioneer in Robotics and Automation Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Pioneer in Robotics and Automation Award is presented annually to recognize individuals in their mid to late portions of their careers who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on development of the robotics and/or automation fields.
Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production Fund
Sponsored by: Dr. Seiuemon Inaba
Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production Award is given annually to the researcher (or team of researchers) whose conceptual innovation has been evolved into a commercialized product based on the fundamental robotics and automation technology introduced by the researcher(s).
IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
Systems, Man and Cybernetics Awards Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
Supports the presentation of the following IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society awards:
-Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award
-Norbert Wiener Award
-Andrew P. Sage Best Transaction Paper Award
-IEEE SMC Best Associate Editor Award
-Franklin V. Taylor Paper Award
-IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Best
-IEEE Most Active SMCS Technical Committee Award
-IEEE Outstanding Chapter Award
-Outstanding Contribution Award
Outstanding Career Award Fund
by: Alphatech and IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award is given to an IEEE member
in recognition of outstanding professional contributions to
systems engineering concepts, methodology, design, education,
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
Meyer Memorial Award Fund
by: Ericsson and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
Meyer Memorial Award is given to recognize those members of the
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society who have both served their Society
and also have contributed to the development of radio technology and
science in an outstanding and exemplary manner.
Neubauer Memorial Fund
Neubauer Memorial Award is presented to recognize the
best systems paper published in the IEEE Transactions on
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