IEEE Honors Ceremony
Celebration of Engineering Disciplines

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.

The presentation of the 2020 Medal and Recognition recipients at the Honors Ceremony will take place on 15 May at 6:00 pm Pacific Time – the evening festivities at the IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit. View the Honors Ceremony live stream via

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View the 2020 IEEE Medals and Recognition Recipients with their citations (PDF, 170 KB)

 List of 2020 IEEE Medals and Recognitions Recipients:
IEEE Medal of Honor – Chenming Hu

  • sponsored by the IEEE Foundation                                                                           

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal – Rajiv Laroia

  • sponsored by Nokia Bell Labs

IEEE Edison Medal – Frede Blaabjerg

  • sponsored by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies – Nancy Leveson

  • sponsored by Toyota Motor Corporation

IEEE Founders Medal – Jen-Hsun Huang

  • sponsored by the IEEE Foundation

IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal – Cynthia Dwork

  • sponsored by Qualcomm, Inc.

IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology – Mark S. Humayun

  • sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal – Ramalingam Chellappa

  • sponsored by Texas Instruments, Inc.

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal – Leah Jamieson

  • sponsored by MathWorks, Pearson, and the IEEE Life Members Fund

IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal – Paul Daniel Dapkus

  • sponsored by The Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan

IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal –Susumu Kohyama

  • sponsored by Intel Foundation

IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technolgoies and Applications – Joseph R. Guerci

  • sponsored by Raytheon Company

IEEE Medal in Power Engineering – Rik W. De Doncker

  • sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, and Power & Energy Societies

IEEE Simon Ramo Medal – Byrana N. Suresh and K. Sivan

  • sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation

IEEE John von Neumann Medal – Michael I. Jordan

  • sponsored by IBM Corporation

IEEE Corporate Innovation Award – Apple, Inc.

  • sponsored by IEEE

IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award – John Vig

  • sponsored by the IEEE Technical Activities Board

IEEE Haraden Pratt Award –Mary Ellen Randall

  • sponsored by the IEEE Foundation

IEEE Honorary Membership – Borys Paton

  • sponsored by IEEE

IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award – Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan

  • sponsored by IEEE Young Professionals, Photonics Society, Power & Energy Society



IEEE Spectrum Magazine – 2020 Corporate Awards:
IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award – To Be Announced

IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award – To Be Announced