ADDING MULTIMEDIA IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Awards Distinguish Outstanding Contributions in Standards Development

Annual awards ceremony recognizes significant achievements in standards development

2015 IEEE-SA Awards Recipients from top, left to right - Mick Seaman, Steve Balakirsky, Eldad Perahia, Paul S. Schluter, Alexander D. Gelman, William J. Bergman, Craig Schlenoff, Erich Marschner, Peter Balma, Bill Long, Steve M. Mills, Apurva N. Mody

PISCATAWAY, N.J.--()--IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the recipients of the 2015 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Awards, which were presented at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday, 6 December 2015, at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey, USA.

IEEE-SA Awards honor recipients for their prominent participation in standards development. The 2015 IEEE-SA categories and awardees include:

EAB/SA Standards Education Award

  • Eldad Perahia, IEEE Senior Member
    For significant and/or regular contributions to standards education

IEEE-SA Standards Medallion Recipients:

  • William J. Bergman, IEEE Life Senior Member
  • Alfred Crouch, IEEE Senior Member
  • Chris DiMinico, IEEE Member
  • Vinko Erceg, IEEE Fellow
  • Alexander D. Gelman, IEEE Life Senior Member
  • Stephen Haddock, IEEE Member
  • Apurva N. Mody, IEEE Senior Member
  • Paul S. Schluter, IEEE Member
    For major contribution to the development of standards

The Ron Waxman DASC Meritorious Service Award:

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

IEEE-SA International Award

  • Bill Long, IEEE Life Member
  • J. Patrick Reilly, IEEE Life Fellow
    For extraordinary contribution to establishing the IEEE-SA as a world-class leader in standardization

IEEE-SA Emerging Technology Award

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Working Group
    For the initiation, advancement or progression of a new technology through the IEEE-SA open consensus process

IEEE-SA Distinguished Service Award:

  • Peter Balma, IEEE Fellow
    For outstanding and dedicated service to the IEEE-SA Standards Board based on major contributions to the standards development process

IEEE-SA Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Mick Seaman, IEEE Member
    For significant technical contributions to a standards committee or their IEEE field of interest

IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award

  • Steve M. Mills, IEEE Senior Member
    For contributions to the development of standards in the field of electrical and electronics engineering

“IEEE-SA is proud to award these deserving individuals for their outstanding contributions to standards development,” said Bruce Kraemer, President of the IEEE-SA. “Many technology advancements are a result of the hard work and dedication of these honorees. These awards allow us to show our gratitude for their work in standards development.”

Any individual, IEEE-SA member or member organization, is eligible to be selected for an IEEE-SA Award. Nominations are encouraged. For additional information of the IEEE-SA Awards, visit

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IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)
Shuang Yu, +1 732-981-3424
Director, Global Standards Solutions & Content Marketing
IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)
Jeff Pane, +1 732-465-6605
Solutions Marketing Specialist