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.

This endowed award is made possible through the generosity of the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Asad Madni.


Deadline nominate someone: the first Monday after 30 April each year (Self-nominations are not accepted.)

Prize: The award consists of a custom medal, certificate, and honorarium.

Award purpose

Awarded to an individual who has distinguished him or herself with a career of meritorious achievement and innovation in electrical or computer sciences, engineering or technology. In the evaluation process, criteria considered are: leadership, innovation, individual contributions, originality, breadth, patents/publications, other achievements, honors, duration of dominance, and quality of nomination.

Award Sub-Committee

  • Al Pisano
  • Maxine Savitz
  • Dan Goebel
  • Tariq Durrani
  • Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Nominating Someone for the Award

To nominate someone for this award, please use this Nomination Portal. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Award Recipients

Established in 2019 by the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors. Inaugural award presented in 2020.

2023      Dr. Karen Ann Panetta, 2019 IEEE-HKN President and Dean for Graduate Education,                                                                                                                          Tufts School of Engineering

2022      Dr. Albert Pisano, Dean of Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering at the University
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2021      Krishnendu Chakrabarty, John Cocke Distinguished Professor and Department Chair
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2020      Ming Hsieh, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Fulgent Genetics, Inc. and Fulgent Pharma

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