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Region Members Honored with IEEE 2012 Medals

At the 2012 IEEE Honors Ceremony held in Boston, June 30 several Region 6 members were honored.

IEEE MEDAL OF HONOR, for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, to

JOHN L. HENNESSY (FIEEE) – President, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

“For pioneering the RISC processor architecture and for leadership in computer engineering and higher education.”

IEEE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MEDAL, for exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering, sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, to

LEONARD KLEINROCK (LFIEEE) – Professor, Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

“For pioneering contributions to modeling, analysis, and design of packet-switching networks.”

IEEE RICHARD W. HAMMING MEDAL, for exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology, sponsored by QUALCOMM, Inc., to two co-recipients:

MICHAEL G. LUBY (FIEEE) – Vice President of Technology, QUALCOMM, Incorporated, Berkeley, CA, USA

AMIN SHOKROLLAHI (FIEEE) – Professor of Math and Computer Science, EPFL, and Chief Scientist, Digital Fountain, Inc., Lausanne, Switzerland

“For the conception, development, and analysis of practical rateless codes.”

IEEE JUN-ICHI NISHIZAWA MEDAL, for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application, sponsored by The Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan, to three co-recipients:

MARK T. BOHR (FIEEE) – Intel Senior Fellow and Director of Process Architecture and Integration, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR, USA

ROBERT S. CHAU (FIEEE) – Intel Senior Fellow and Director of Transistor Research and Nanotechnology, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR, USA

TAHIR GHANI (FIEEE) – Intel Fellow and Director of Transistor Research and Integration, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR, USA

“For sustained leadership in developing innovative transistor technologies for advanced logic products.”

IEEE MEDAL IN POWER ENGINEERING, for outstanding contributions to the technology associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, application, and utilization of electric power for the betterment of society, sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, and Power & Energy Societies, to

EDMUND O. SCHWEITZER, III (FIEEE) – President and CEO, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Pullman, WA, USA

“For leadership in revolutionizing the performance of electrical power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment.”

IEEE JOHN VON NEUMANN MEDAL, for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology, sponsored by IBM Corporation, to

EDWARD McCLUSKEY (LFIEEE) – Professor Emeritus, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

“For fundamental contributions that shaped the design and testing of digital systems.”

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