IEEE Standards Association Recognizes Exceptional Contributions in Standards Development

IEEE Standards Association Recognizes Exceptional Contributions in Standards Development

Annual awards ceremony applauds significant achievement and participation in standards advancement

PISCATAWAY, NJ, 4 December 2017 – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the recipients of the 2017 the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) Awards, which were presented at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday, 3 December 2017, at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey, USA.

IEEE SA Awards honor recipients for their outstanding participation in leading standards development. The 2017 IEEE SA categories and recipients include:

Image of SA Awards Recipients

Seated, from left: Karen Pieper, Bertrand Poulin, Hemchandra M. Shertukde, George Zimmerman, Adrian Stephens (IEEE 802.11TM Working Group) Standing, from left: Allen R. Goldstein, Charles W. Johnson, Jr., Jeffrey A. Burnworth, Erik Jan Marinissen, Alfred Asterjadhi, Philip J. Hopkinson, Victor Huang, Giorgi Bit-Babik, Richard Mellitz, Mark Adamiak, Chengwei Dai, Craig A. Colopy

IEEE SA Conformity Assessment Award:

  • Allen R. Goldstein, IEEE Senior Member
    For major contributions to the development and promotion of IEEE standards products through conformity assessment activities

IEEE Educational Activities Board/SA Standards Education Award:

  • Hemchandra M. Shertukde, IEEE Senior Member
    For significant and/or regular contributions to standards education

IEEE SA Emerging Technology Award:

  • Erik Jan Marinissen, IEEE Fellow
  • IEEE 802.11™ Working Group
    For advancing, initiating, or progressing a new technology within the IEEE SA open consensus process

IEEE SA International Award:

  • Giorgi Bit-Babik, IEEE Senior Member
  • Craig A. Colopy, IEEE Member
    For extraordinary contribution to establishing IEEE SA as a world-class leader in standardization

IEEE SA Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Philip J. Hopkinson, IEEE Life Fellow
    For significant technical contributions to a standards committee or IEEE field of interest

IEEE SA Standards Medallion Recipients:

  • Mark Adamiak, IEEE Fellow
  • Alfred Asterjadhi, IEEE Senior Member
  • Jeffrey A. Burnworth, IEEE Senior Member
  • Carlos Cordeiro, IEEE Senior Member
  • Benjamin Cotts, IEEE Senior Member
  • Chengwei Dai, IEEE Standards Association Member
  • Victor Huang, IEEE Life Senior Member
  • Charles W. Johnson, Jr., IEEE Senior Member
  • Glen Kramer, IEEE Senior Member
  • Leonardo Lima, IEEE Senior Member
  • Richard Mellitz, IEEE Member
  • Bertrand Poulin, IEEE Senior Member
  • George Zimmerman, IEEE Senior Member
    For major contributions to the development of standards

IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award:

  • David John Law, IEEE Senior Member
    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:

  • Karen Pieper, IEEE Member
    For outstanding service exemplifying the spirit of the Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC)

“IEEE-SA is honored to award these exceptional individuals for their continued and outstanding contributions to standards development,” said Don Wright, president of the IEEE Standards Association. “Advancing technology for the benefit of humanity would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of these honorees. These IEEE SA Awards allow us to express our gratitude for excellent work in standards development.”

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