2023 IEEE SA Award Winners


IEEE SA Awards Honor Exceptional Contributions to Standards Development

It’s the time of the year when the IEEE Standards Association honors incredible contributions by groups and individuals to standards development.

IEEE Standards drive technological innovation, spur the growth of global markets, expand consumer choice, support interoperability, and help protect the health and safety of workers and the public. IEEE SA provides an open, consensus-driven platform that empowers innovators around the world to collaborate both in and around the standards process.

The awardees for 2023 include:

  • The IEEE 1547.9™ Working Group is receiving an IEEE SA Emerging Technology Award for advancing the deployment of energy storage for distributed energy resources
  • Dennis Brophy is receiving an IEEE SA International Award for global efforts to drive definition, acceptance, and use of electronic design automation standards including IEEE 1076™ (VHDL), IEEE 1666™ (SystemC), and IEEE 1800™ (SystemVerilog)
  • Five recipients of the IEEE SA Lifetime Achievement Award:
    • Jerome Blair, for more than 30 years of outstanding contributions to the science and technology of waveform generation, measurement, and analysis and to the development of associated international documentary standards
    • Leonardo Chiariglione, for thought leadership, technological prowess, and seminal contributions in the development and promotion of digital media standards deployed into billions of products and services worldwide
    • Paul Forquer, for contributions to the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Traction Power Systems Standards Committee for more than 20 years
    • Ernie Gallo, in recognition of a long and distinguished career of contributions to IEEE and other standards development organizations
    • Robert M. Grow, for leadership roles in IEEE 802.3™, the IEEE Standards Association, and for key contributions to automotive optical Ethernet
  • Daleep Mohla is receiving an IEEE SA Standards Board Distinguished Service Award for outstanding leadership on the IEEE SA Standards Board and its committees
  • Eighteen people are receiving an IEEE SA Standards Medallion:
    • Jyotika Athavale, for leadership, technical expertise, and guidance in the development of IEEE 2851™-2023, IEEE Standard for Functional Safety Data Format for Interoperability Within the Dependability Lifecycle
    • Alla Deronja, for ongoing leadership and contributions to the development of standards in the field of power system protection
    • Eddie Forouzan, for exceptional leadership and contributions to the development of IEEE 1725™-2021, IEEE Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Cellular Telephones
    • Joel Goergen, for longtime technical contributions and leadership in the development of IEEE 802.3™ Ethernet standards
    • Chad Jones, for contributions, leadership, and expertise in Power over Ethernet, combining power distribution with data networking
    • John Jendzurski, for exceptional leadership in the development of a new IEEE performance and test method standard for down-the-road radar
    • Elizabeth Kochuparambil, for impact and leadership in high-speed electrical interface IEEE 802.3™ Ethernet standards
    • Rui Li, for contributions to the development of standards for energy-efficiency testing and evaluation of power fittings and conductors
    • Douglas M. Logan, for outstanding leadership in revising IEEE 762™-2023 to include variable energy resources, also referred to as renewable generation
    • John Haiying Lu, for leadership in standardization in the area of unmanned aerial vehicle applications and communications
    • Kent Lusted, for outstanding leadership and contributions to the development of multiple generations of the IEEE 802.3™ Ethernet standard
    • Sergio Rapuano, for outstanding leadership, determination, and dedication in the development of IEEE 2414™-2020, IEEE Standard for Jitter and Phase Noise
    • Kate A. Remley, for exceptional technical leadership as the working group chair driving the development of IEEE 1765™-2022
    • Michael Dean Sigmon Sr., for influential leadership in the IEEE Power & Energy Society Switchgear Committee and for advancing new methods of educating users, manufacturers, students, and industry
    • Torbjørn Skauli, for outstanding technical contributions to the development of IEEE P4001™ on the characterization and testing of hyperspectral camera units
    • Günter Steindl, for outstanding contributions to, and constructive efforts in, the IEEE 802.1™ Working Group
    • Karla Trost, for exceptional leadership and contributions to the development of IEEE C37.75™-2023 and IEEE PC37.68™
    • Miao Wang, for exceptional leadership and contributions to the development of IEEE 2785™-2023
  • Maike Luiken is receiving an IEEE SA Managing Director’s Special Recognition in appreciation for leadership of Planet Positive 2030 and other sustainability initiatives inspiring all of IEEE
  • Dave Rich and the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), Semiconductor System Solution Technical Committee (SSS-TC) are both receiving a Ron Waxman Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC) Meritorious Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service Exemplifying the Spirit of The DASC
  • And Philip Wennblom is receiving the IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award for championing global development of market-led voluntary technology standards through decades of contributions to governance and strategy of international organizations

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees! The awards will be formally presented at the annual IEEE SA Awards Ceremony on 3 December 2023.

To learn more about the IEEE SA Awards and how (and when) you can nominate your worthy colleagues for future awards, please visit the IEEE SA Awards webpage.

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