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2020 IEEE-HKN Awards

and stability, resulting in truly remarkable images that
have enhanced our understanding of the universe;
the revolutionary MEMS GyroChip® technology, used
worldwide for Electronic Stability Control and Rollover
Protection in passenger vehicles, thereby saving millions
of lives every year; and RF and microwave systems

Dr. Karen Panetta (right) 2019 IEEE-HKN President, and Eric Sarnoff, President of the Iota Gamma Chapter at the University of California at Los
Angeles, present Dr. Asad M. Madni (left) with a ceremonial medal that will be presented to the recipients of the Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical
Achievement and Excellence Award, IEEE-HKN's highest award.

Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement
& Excellence Award Honors Engineering Pioneer
The IEEE-HKN Board of Governors established the
Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement
and Excellence Award as its highest award to be given
to a practitioner who has distinguished himself or
herself through an invention, development, discovery
or innovation in electrical or computer sciences,
engineering or technology, with worldwide impact.
Factors considered in bestowing this award include the
impact and scope of applicability, the impact on the
public welfare, and the impact on the standard of
living, sustainability and/or global stability.
The award is the first-ever endowed award for IEEEHKN, made possible through a generous donation
from the Madni family and a matching gift campaign.
Each recipient will receive a custom medal, certificate
and honorarium.
"The Madni Family's gift is transformative for
IEEE-HKN, and we appreciate their assistance in
encouraging others to fulfill the mission and vision
of recognizing scholarship, attitude and character and
to develop the next generation of engineers to meet
the challenges of the future," said 2019 IEEE-HKN
President Karen Panetta. "Asad Madni's rich legacy of
technical accomplishments and philanthropy is inspiring
and motivating and sets a high standard for others
to strive to attain."
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When evaluating nominations, judges will consider
leadership, innovation, individual contributions,
originality, breadth, patents/publications, other
achievements, honors, duration of dominance, and
quality of nomination.
Dr. Asad Madni served as President, COO & CTO
of BEI Technologies Inc. from 1992 until 2006. His
achievements include leading the development and
commercialization of intelligent sensors, systems
and instrumentation for the aerospace, military,
commercial and transportation industries. His major
contributions with worldwide impact include the
Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System for the
Hubble Space Telescope's Star Selector System, which
provided the Hubble with unprecedented accuracy

The Madni Family's gift is
transformative for IEEE-HKN,
and we appreciate their assistance
in encouraging others to
fullfill the mission and vision
of recognizing scholarship,
attitude and character and to
develop the next generation
of engineers to meet the
challenges of the future.

and instrumentation, which significantly enhanced
the combat readiness of the US Navy (and its allies)
and enabled the Department of Defense to simulate
more threat-representative electronic countermeasure
environments for advanced warfare training.
Dr. Madni was elevated to IEEE-HKN Eminent
Member in 2015 and received the IEEE-HKN Vladimir
Karapaetoff Outstanding Technical Award in 2017
"for seminal contributions to the development and
commercialization of intelligent sensors, systems and
instrumentation for aerospace, commercial aviation and
automotive safety."
Dr. Madni, is an IEEE Life Fellow, IEEE-HKN Eminent
Member, Member of the National Academy of
Engineering & Fellow of the National Academy of
Inventors. He has received numerous awards & honors.
Since 2011, he is a UCLA ECE distinguished adjunct
professor and distinguished scientist, and Faculty Fellow,
Institute of Transportation Studies.

KAREN PANETTA

2020 IEEE-HKN Awards: Call for Nominations
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu encourages Chapters and
individuals to nominate all eligible candidates for the
2020 IEEE-HKN Awards. The awards promote and
encourage educational excellence in electrical and
computer engineering and allied fields. These awards
recognize outstanding accomplishments by students,
professors and industry professionals who make
significant contributions to society, and who exemplify
a balance of scholarship, service, leadership
and character.
Deadlines begin 4 May 2020.
For information and a description of each award,
click here.

The 2020 award categories are:
* Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical
Achievement and Excellence Award
(Deadline to submit applications: 04 May 2020)
* C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award
(Deadline to submit applications: 04 May 2020)
* Distinguished Service Award
(Deadline to submit applications: 04 May 2020)
* Outstanding Young Professional Award
(Deadline to submit applications: 04 May 2020)
* Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner
Outstanding Student Award
(Deadline to submit applications: 30 June 2020)
To submit your nominations,
visit the IEEE-HKN Awards Portal.
HKN.ORG

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