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Celebrating the 2022 IEEE Medal and Recognition Recipients

The IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges (VIC) Summit and Honors Ceremony is an annual highlight for IEEE that recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of technology “Giants.” 

The work of the 2022 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients, whose groundbreaking technological advances span the spectrum of scientific, engineering and educational efforts to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, were honored in person after two years of virtual celebrations. The event was held 6 May at the San Diego Marriott Marina hotel in California, US. This year, both the daytime Summit and the evening’s Honors Ceremony were livestreamed and are available on demand on

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Evening of Innovation with Qualcomm
On 5 May 2022 at Qualcomm Headquarters in San Diego, CA, US, Qualcomm generously hosted an “Evening of Innovation,” a panel discussion with 2022 IEEE Medal Recipients. IEEE Awards Board Chair Karen Panetta welcomed everyone along with 2022 IEEE President K. J. Ray Liu and IEEE Region 6 Director Elect Kathy Herring Hayashi. We also heard from Ed Tiedemann, Qualcomm Fellow and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Jeff Lorbeck, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connected Smart Systems (CSS), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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In Memoriam: EMC Leader Herbert Mertel, “An Engineer’s Engineer”
In 2021, the engineering world lost one of its most prominent figures with the passing of Herbert Mertel, a renowned expert in the field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). His legacy and spirit will live on through two IEEE initiatives  his family and friends generously supported in his memory – the new ‘Fischer Mertel Community of Projects’ within EPICS in IEEE and the renaming of the IEEE EMC Society’s Young Professional Award for Herbert K. Mertel.
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