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 to submit applications: 03 May 2021

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

  • Mau-Chung Frank Chang, Chair
  • Tariq Durrani
  • Dan Goebel
  • S.K. Ramesh
  • Maxine Savitz

Nominating Someone for the Award

To nominate someone for this award, please use this Nomination Portal.

Award history

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

2020 Recipient      Ming Hsieh, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Fulgent Genetics, Inc. and Fulgent Pharma

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