Category Archives: Awards of Highest Distinction

R1 Life Fellow George Rockefeller to receive the 2017 Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award

Congratulations to R1 Life Fellow GEORGE DORWART ROCKEFELLER Engineer (Retired), Consolidated Edison Company of New York, New York, USA. He will receive the IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award in 2017!

The award is “for pioneering development and practical demonstration of protective relaying of electric power systems with real-time digital computer techniques.”

The IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award was established in 1986 through an agreement between Herman Halperin and the Board of Directors of the IEEE. The funds were contributed by Herman and Edna Halperin and are administered by the IEEE Foundation, Inc.

From 1959 through 1986, the award for outstanding contributions to the field of electric transmission and distribution was named the William M. Habirshaw Award. Herman Halperin was a recipient of the Habirshaw Award in 1962. Mr. Halperin had a distinguished career with the Commonwealth Edison Company over a period of 40 years. Subsequently, he spent 15 years as a consulting engineer. He was particularly noted for his pioneering contributions to the design and operation of electric plant facilities and power cable systems.

R1 Fellow Deborah Estrin to receive the 2017 IEEE Internet Award

Congratulations to R1 Fellow DEBORAH ESTRIN —Professor, Department of Computer Science, Cornell Tech, New York, New York, USA who will receive the IEEE Internet Award.

The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet technology for network architecture, mobility, and/or end-use applications; and is sponsored by Nokia Corporation.

She is being recognized for formative contributions and thought leadership in Internet routing and in mobile sensing techniques and applications, from environmental monitoring to personal and community health.

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The IEEE Internet Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in June of 1999.

R1 Fellow Gary Patton to receive the 2017 IEEE Frederik Philips Award

Congratulations to R1 Fellow GARY L. PATTON —CTO & Senior VP of Worldwide R&D, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Malta, New York, USA who will receive the IEEE Frederik Philips Award.   The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the management of research and development resulting in effective innovation in the electrical and electronics industry.

He will receive the award for industry influence and leadership in the development of leading-edge microelectronics technology and collaborative research.

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The IEEE Frederik Philips Award was established in 1971 through an agreement between N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken (now called Philips Electronics N.V.) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

Sponsor: Philips Electronics N.V.

R1 Senior Member Emilio Frazzoli to receive the 2017 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award

Congratulations to R1 Senior Member EMILIO FRAZZOLI —Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA.  He will receive the IEEE KIYO TOMIYASU AWARD, which recognizes outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications.

He will receive the award for contributions to planning, control, and fleet operation algorithms for autonomous vehicles.

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The IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award was established in 2001 to recognize outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

Sponsors: Dr. Kiyo Tomiyasu, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society