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IEEE Standards Association Awards Commend Significant Achievements in Standards Development

Annual awards ceremony praises outstanding success in standards development leadership and participation

PISCATAWAY, NJ, 5 December 2016 – IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the recipients of the 2016 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) Awards, which were presented at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday, 4 December 2016, at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey, USA.

2016 IEEE SA Awards Recipients




Top row from left:
Michael J. Thompson, Richard H. Hulett, Yatin Trivedi, Tingyan Lyu, Jan Wittenber, Anthony Ki Cheong Ho, Kerry Blinco, Stephen F. Bush
Bottom row from left:
Abhay Karandikar, Michael W. Wactor, Ted A. Burse, James R. Frysinger, Brad Lehman, Hermann Koch, Sudhakar E. Cherukupalli, Michael Johas Teener, Giovanni Acampora


IEEE SA Awards recognize recipients for their exceptional participation in standards development. The 2016 IEEE SA categories and recipients include:

IEEE SA Corporate Award:

  • China Datang Corporation
    For outstanding corporate leadership and contribution to IEEE SA

IEEE SA Distinguished Service Award:

  • Richard H. Hulett, IEEE Life Member
    For outstanding and dedicated service to the IEEE SA Standards Board based on major contributions to the standards development process

IEEE SA Emerging Technology Award:

  • Stephen F. Bush, IEEE Senior Member
  • Giovanni Acampora, IEEE Senior Member
    For advancing, initiating, or progressing a new technology within the IEEE SA open consensus process

IEEE SA International Award:

  • Anne A. Bosma, IEEE Senior Member
    For extraordinary contribution to establishing IEEE SA as a world-class leader in standardization

IEEE SA Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Michael Johas Teener, IEEE Member
    For significant technical contributions to a standards committee or IEEE field of interest

IEEE SA Standards Medallion Recipients:

  • Bruce B. Barrow, IEEE Life Fellow
  • Kerry Blinco, IEEE Member
  • Ted A. Burse, IEEE Senior Member
  • Carole C. Carey, IEEE Senior Member
  • Sudhakar E. Cherukupalli, IEEE Senior Member
  • Robert S. Fish, IEEE Senior Member
  • James R. Frysinger, IEEE Senior Member
  • Anthony Ki Cheong Ho, IEEE Senior Member
  • Brad Lehman, IEEE Senior Member
  • Abhay Karandikar, IEEE Member
  • Michael J. Thompson, IEEE Senior Member
  • Mehmet Ulema, IEEE Life Senior Member
  • Michael W. Wactor, IEEE Senior Member
  • C.T. (Tim) Wall, IEEE Member 
  • Jan J. Wittenber, IEEE Member
    For major contributions to the development of standards

IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award:

  • Hermann Koch, IEEE Fellow
    For contributions to the development of standards in the field of electrical and electronics engineering

The Ron Waxman Design Automation Standards Committee Meritorious Service Award:

  • Yatin Trivedi, IEEE Senior Member
    For outstanding service exemplifying the spirit of the Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC)

“IEEE SA congratulates the award recipients for their significant contributions to standards development,” said Bruce Kraemer, president of the IEEE Standards Association. “Technology advancements and related standards hinge on the hard work and dedication of these honorees. The IEEE SA Awards give us an opportunity to showcase and applaud excellent work in standards development.”

IEEE SA awards are bestowed upon eligible individuals, IEEE SA members, and/or member organizations. Nominations are encouraged. For additional information visit the IEEE SA Awards webpage.

About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE SA has a portfolio of over 1,100 active standards and more than 500 standards under development. For more information visit the IEEE SA Web site.

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