The IEEE Awards presented are an expression of recognition for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, communications, environmental and safety technologies, computer science and engineering, engineering education, as well as, the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences and technologies and their application.
The IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala took place 11 May after a day-long event called the IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (VICS).
Below are recordings from the 2018 Honors Ceremony, and at right are recordings from VICS.
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Full unedited live stream playback of the 2018 IEEE Honors Ceremony. The Awards presented are an expression of recognition for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, communications, environmental and safety technologies, computer science and engineering, engineering education, as well as, the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences and technologies and their application.
2018 IEEE Honors: Opening Introduction - IEEE Spectrum Technology Service to Society Award: Project Loon
Welcome to the 2018 IEEE Honors Ceremony, held in San Francisco, California on Friday, May 11th. IEEE President Jim Jeffries, alongside 2018 IEEE President-Elect José Moura, set the stage for the 2018 honorees, and present the IEEE Spectrum Medal to Project Loon.
Bradford W. Parkinson receives the IEEE Medal of Honor for his wide-ranging reach and accomplishments that have impacted almost all aspects of modern day life.
Loretta Arellano receives the 2018 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award for dedicated leadership, promoting innovation and development, and balancing her career with IEEE Service. Arellano is being recognized as she makes IEEE more efficient in carrying out its mission.
ASML, a Dutch company and currently the largest supplier in the world of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry, receives the IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award for its Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography system.
IEEE Fellows and newly elected Fellows are acknowledged, as well as medal sponsors present at the event. Following these recognitions, Eli Yablonovich receives the IEEE Edison Medal for his work creating antennas, lasers and solar cells, essential to the lives of billions.
2018 IEEE Honors: IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications - Mark E. Davis
Mark E. Davis receives the IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications for transforming the radar community for his visionary leadership.
2018 IEEE Honors: IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies - Jerome Faist & Frank K. Tittell
Together, Jerome Faist and Frank K. Tittell receive the IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies for their pioneering advancements in the use of quantum-based laser detection tools that continue to illuminate the understanding of our ecosystem.
Tsugio Makimoto receives the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal and is being recognized for his vision and expertise in high-speed memories and microprocessors that led to the development of technology that provides the basis for most of today’s electronic devices.
Quantum Physicist Anton Zeilinger receives the IEEE Honorary Membership for his visionary contributions to quantum communications. Innovator Mike Lazaridis also receives the IEEE Honorary Membership for his revolutionary contributions to quantum physics.
Hirofumi Akagi receives the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering for advancing the direction of power electronics through groundbreaking technology and expertise.
Princeton Professor Emeritus Bede Liu receives the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal for his pioneering concepts for time and power-efficient implementation of digital signal processing algorithms that have an impact on our daily lives.
Professor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Bilkent University, Ankara, Erdal Arikan receives the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal. Professor Arikan is being for his innovations that are integral to our communication.
Donald N. Heirman receives the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award for Standardization of Electromagnetic Compatibility, reducing low and radio frequency noise in telephone circuits, and designing and operating compliance test facilities over the course of 30 years at Bell Labs.
Joe C. Campbell receives the IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal for his groundbreaking work advanced the internet and high bandwidth communications networks that are essential to our lives.
Heinz Stoewer receives the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal for his profound innovations in creating elegant connections through complex system that continue to benefit the world.
Nambi Seshadri receives the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell and is being recognized for his leadership and breakthrough technologies, which are the basis for today’s smartphones.
Together, Thomas Haug and Philippe Dupuis receive the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal for their extraordinary vision that provided the foundation for Global Data Communications as we know it.
Delores M. Etter receives the IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr Education Medal for her innovative thinking that continues to transform the learning process for engineering students around the world.
Patrick Cousot receives the IEEE John von Neumann Medal for his revolutionary work in the world of computer programming.
IT industrialist and co-founder of InfoSys, Narayana Murthy receives the IEEE Founders Medal and is being recognized for using his engineering success - and the power of technology - to help reshape the progress of an entire country.
Pixar Animation Studios receives the IEEE Corporate Innovation Award for moving 2D cell animation to full 3D computer animation, also used beyond the entertainment industry in scientific visualization and medical imaging.