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Hans Karlsson Standards Award

Nomination Deadline: 15 October 2014


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Established in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, chairman and father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards. A plaque and $2,000 honorarium is presented in recognition of outstanding skills and dedication to diplomacy, team facilitation and joint achievement, in the development or promotion of standards in the computer industry where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to the benefit of society. Eligibility is limited to present or past participants in IEEE CS Standards activities.

 

 

Past recipients for Hans Karlsson Standards Award

2014 Annette D. Reilly For harmonization and development of novel approaches to the system and software engineering standards for vocabulary, life-cycle information, and user documentation.
2013 Brian G. Kiernan For extraordinary skill and dedication in chairing the complex task groups that developed the IEEE 802.16a, 802.16e, and 802.16m WirelessMAN standards, including the world's first 4G broadband standard.
2012 Paul R. Croll For dedicated leadership of the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee, and for his diplomacy and collaboration in facilitating the development of a collection of high-quality standards.
2011 Arthur W. Astrin For leadership and diplomatic skills applied to LAN/MAN wireless personal area network standards; mediating rivalry of corporate entities and personal aspirations by promoting the value of IEEE wireless standards-based approaches.
2009 James W. Moore For charting the road maps and leading the harmonization of IEEE and ISO systems and software engineering standards.
2007 Katherine L. Morse For leadership in development of modeling and simulation standards and exemplary collaboration in establishing the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) Standards Activity Committee (SAC) as an IEEE standards sponsor.
2006 John L. (Jack) Cole For bringing together diverse interests with inspired leadership, dedication and vision in producing five storage system standards, and forming the first information assurance standards committee.
2005 Yervant Zorian For outstanding leadership, communications, and achievement with the IEEE Testability Method for Embedded Core-based ICs standard (IEEE Std. 1500tm-2005) through collaboration with major industry groups.
2004 David B. Gustavson For outstanding leadership in Standards and for your insight, organization, and political astuteness in bringing the Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) (IEEE 1596-1992) to fruition, significantly advancing the art and science of scalable systems.
2002 H. Wayne Hodgins For your extraordinary leadership and vision that led to the first learning technology standard and that was instrumental in moving an entire industry to pursue a standards-based rather than a proprietary approach.
2001 Victor Hayes For your dedication to the advancement of technologies and their use in a wide area of segments, markets, and applications benefiting all our lives.
1996 Leonard L. Tripp For your long-term service and leadership of the IEEE Computer Society Software Engineering Committee (SESC) and related activities.
1995 Roger Martin For leadership in timely completion of test methods which assure quality and dependability for the standards customer, completeness for the portable app builder and consensus to the whole community.
1994 James D. Isaak For outstanding leadership and achievement through collaboration.

 

2014 Hans Karlsson Award Committe Chair

Roger U. Fujii

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Deadline for 2015 nominations is 15 OCT 2014

 

IEEE Computer Society Honors Lockheed Martin's Annette D. Reilly for Her Contributions to Standards Development

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 25 February 2014 – Annette D. Reilly, a senior staff member of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Hans Karlsson Award for her contributions to systems and software engineering standards.

For 15 years, Reilly has led the development and harmonization of IEEE and ISO/IEC standards for systems and software engineering, software user documentation, and IT service management. She was nominated for the Karlsson Award due to her "harmonization and development of novel approaches to the system and software engineering standards for vocabulary, life-cycle information, and user documentation."

Reilly, holder of an IEEE Computer Society Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) credential, has received four Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Awards for her leadership and development work in systems and software engineering standards.

Working diplomatically as a leader in US and international standards groups, including the Computer Society's Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee Management Board (S2ESC-MB) and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC7, Reilly achieved difficult standardization challenges—including some that had been considered impossible. She was instrumental in fulfilling a strategic plan for software documentation standards, carried out through a series of five audience-oriented standards (ISO/IEC/IEEE 26511 to 26515), including IEEE's first standard for agile projects.

Reilly developed the schema and produced a highly adaptable standard for the content of information items in systems, software, and service delivery (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15289). She developed a ground-breaking vocabulary standard for software and systems engineering (ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765) to update definitions from IEEE's 25-year-old vocabulary standard with ISO's even older one. She leads a large international working group to revise the pioneering IEEE and ISO standard (2001/23026) on website engineering and management.

At Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Reilly is responsible for IT enterprise management and technical solutions development for US and international proposals. In over 30 years with Lockheed Martin, she has held a variety of roles for proposal management, engineering management, systems engineering, information management, and technical documentation. She received a B.A. from Rice University, a PhD from Brandeis University, and an MIS from The George Washington University.

Established by the Computer Society in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards, the award comes with a plaque and $2,000 honorarium. It is presented in recognition of outstanding skills and diplomacy, team facilitation and joint achievement, in the promotion of computer standards where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to society's benefit.

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IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferencespublications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinarsprofessional training, and the TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise, as well as the personalized information tool myComputer. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.

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Retired InterDigital Vice President and Chief Scientist Brian Kiernan Named Recipient of IEEE Computer Society Hans Karlsson Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 12 February, 2013 – Brian G. Kiernan, recently retired vice president and chief scientist of InterDigital, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Hans Karlsson Award, which commemorates achievement in computer standards development.

Kiernan was directly responsible for InterDigital's worldwide industry standards activities and assisted in the development of new market, product, and technology initiatives. In this capacity, he provided strategic technical and marketing support to InterDigital's sales, marketing, and business development efforts as well as the company's worldwide patent and licensing programs.

Previously, Kiernan was president of USTC World Trade Corp., an international sales and marketing subsidiary of InterDigital's predecessor company, International Mobile Machines (IMM). Prior to his sales position, Kiernan was IMM's vice president of Engineering and Operations. Before joining IMM, he served as a senior staff engineer at GTE Products Corp., where he generated and evaluated military communications systems concepts.

Kiernan's prior program and technical management experience encompassed TDMA and CDMA voice and data systems, digital and analog switching, and VHF/UHF, and microwave radio. He was also active in communications and non-communications electronic warfare systems development.

Kiernan holds a BSEE from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MS in management science/operations research from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has been a speaker at numerous industry conferences, published numerous papers and articles, and holds over a dozen patents.

He was vice chair of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access, past chair of the IEEE 802.16a Task Group on Broadband Wireless Access for Bands from 2-11 GHz, past chair of the IEEE 802.16e Task Group on Mobile Broadband Wireless Access and chair of the IEEE 802.16m Task Group on Mobile Broadband Wireless Access-Advanced Air Interface. Kiernan also served as vice chair of the ATIS Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee Radio Access Networks (WTSC-RAN) subcommittee.  He is also an active member of several university industry advisory boards.

Established by the Computer Society in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards, the award comes with a plaque and $2,000 honorarium. It is presented in recognition of outstanding skills and diplomacy, team facilitation and joint achievement, in the promotion of computer standards where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to society's benefit.

Previous recipients include communications engineer Arthur Astrin; James W. Moore, executive editor of the Computer Society's 2004 Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK); John L. (Jack) Cole of the US Army Research Laboratory, and Paul R. Kroll, IEEE Computer Society Vice President of Technical and Conference Activities.

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Paul Croll Awarded 2012 Hans Karlsson Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 20 December, 2011 – IEEE Computer Society Vice President for Technical and Conference Activities Paul Croll has been named the 2012 recipient of the Hans Karlsson Award, which commemorates achievement in computer standards.

Croll was recognized "for dedicated leadership of the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee, and for his diplomacy and collaboration in facilitating the development of a collection of high-quality standards."

Croll is a Fellow in CSC's Defense Group, where he is responsible for researching, developing, and deploying systems and software engineering practices, including those for cybersecurity. He also serves as chief scientist for CSC's Defense & Maritime Enterprise Technology Center.

Croll has more than 35 years of experience in mission-critical systems and software engineering, including requirements specification, architecture, design, development, verification, validation, test and evaluation, and sustainment for complex systems and systems-of-systems. He has worked in surface warfare, air-traffic control, computerized adaptive testing, and nuclear power generation.

As vice president for Technical and Conference Activities, Croll oversees the work of over 40 Technical Committees and more than 200 hundred conferences. He chairs the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee and is vice chair of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7, which covers software and systems engineering.

Croll has been active in the development of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15026, the benchmark standard for system and software assurance in the lifecycle processes, and ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 and ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207, the framework standards for system and software lifecycle processes, as well as several other ISO/IEC/IEEE standards. In addition, through an INCITS/CS1 Ad Hoc committee, he is active in the ISO/IEC SC 27 effort to develop new standards for cybersecurity in supply-chain risk management.

An IEEE Senior Member and Computer Society Golden Core member, Croll is one of three cosponsors of the recently released National Defense Industry Association/US Department of Defense (DoD) guidebook, Engineering for System Assurance. He co-chairs the US Department of Homeland Security/DoD/National Institute for Standards and Technology Software Assurance Forum Processes and Practices Working Group.

Established by the Computer Society in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards, the award comes with a plaque and $2,000 honorarium. It is presented in recognition of outstanding skills and diplomacy, team facilitation and joint achievement, in the promotion of computer standards where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to society's benefit.

Previous recipients include communications engineer Arthur Astrin; James W. Moore, executive editor of the Computer Society's 2004 Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK); and John L. (Jack) Cole of the US Army Research Laboratory.

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Nomination Deadline Approaching for Hans Karlsson Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 21 September, 2011 – Know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the development or promotion of computing standards? Consider nominating them for the Hans Karlsson Standards Award.

Established in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, chairman and father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards, the Karlsson is one of the Computer Society's highest honors. The award recognizes outstanding skills and dedication to diplomacy, team facilitation, and joint achievement, in the development or promotion of standards in the computer industry where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to the benefit of society.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 15 October. To make a nomination, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/karlsson.

Communication engineer Arthur W. Astrin, whose innovations and efforts contributed to the birth and development of the Wi-Fi industry, was the 2011 recipient of the Hans Karlsson award.

Astrin received the award "for leadership and diplomatic skills applied to LAN/MAN wireless personal area network standards; mediating rivalry of competing corporate entities and personal aspirations by promoting the value of IEEE wireless standards-based approaches."

James W. Moore, CSDP, received the Hans Karlsson Award in 2009 "for charting the road maps and leading the harmonization of IEEE and ISO systems and software engineering standards." Moore is 2011 IEEE Division V Director-Elect. He served as an executive editor of the Society's 2004 Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), and was a member of the editorial board of the recent revision of "The Encyclopedia of Software Engineering."

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Wi-Fi Innovator Arthur Astrin Honored with Hans Karlsson Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 21 March, 2011 – Communication engineer Arthur W. Astrin, whose innovations and efforts contributed to the birth and development of the Wi-Fi industry, is the 2011 recipient of the Hans Karlsson award.

Established in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, chairman and father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards, the Karlsson is one of the Computer Society's highest honors. The award recognizes outstanding skills and dedication to diplomacy, team facilitation, and joint achievement, in the development or promotion of standards in the computer industry where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to the benefit of society.

Astrin received the award "for leadership and diplomatic skills applied to LAN/MAN wireless personal area network standards; mediating rivalry of competing corporate entities and personal aspirations by promoting the value of IEEE wireless standards-based approaches."

Astrin has held technical and management positions and developed computer and communication systems at Apple Computer, IBM, Siemens, ROLM, Memorex, and Citicorp. At Apple, he assisted in birthing the Wi-Fi industry by developing the AirPort, the first consumer oriented, wireless solution for PCs. He also worked toward creating industry compatibility with testing compliance for the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard.

In 1967, he built the first "bit-slice" architecture computer using transistor-transistor logic (TTL) technology and received an award from US Navy Captain Grace Hopper. In 1969, he built the world's first digital signal processing (DSP) and hardware Fast-Fourier Transform (FFT) processor with sufficient speed to allow for orthogonal frequency-division-multiplexing (OFDM) modulation.

He also has taught communication and computer engineering at San Jose State University and University of California Berkeley. Keeping one foot in academic world has allowed him to work on theoretical engineering problems, such as coexistence of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless communications, as well as mentoring many students into the Silicon Valley industry.

Astrin is chair of the IEEE Information Theory Group in Santa Clara, a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and has been a member of the IEEE 802.11/15 standards committee since 1997. He currently chairs the Body Area Network Task Group 6 of IEEE 802.15.

Astrin holds seven patents, with another one forthcoming. He holds a master's degree in mathematics from University of California San Diego and a PhD in communication engineering from University of California Los Angeles.

The award will be presented on Wednesday, 25 May at an awards dinner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Karlsson Award Selection Committee is chaired by David J. Schultz of Computer Sciences Corp.

James W. Moore, CSDP, received the Hans Karlsson Award in 2009 "for charting the road maps and leading the harmonization of IEEE and ISO systems and software engineering standards." Moore is 2011 IEEE Division V Director-Elect. He served as an executive editor of the Society's 2004 Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), and was a member of the editorial board of the recent revision of "The Encyclopedia of Software Engineering."

Katherine L. Morse was recognized with a Karlssson in 2008 for her leadership in developing modeling and simulation standards and her collaboration in establishing the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization Standards Activity Committee as an IEEE standards sponsor.

John L. (Jack) Cole received the award in 2006 for bringing together diverse interests with leadership, dedication, and vision in producing five storage system standards and forming the first information assurance standards committee. In 1994, Computer Society 2010 President James D. Isaak received the first Karlsson award for his leadership and achievement in collaboration.
 

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Jim Moore Named Recipient of Karlsson Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 November, 2009 – James W. Moore, the IEEE Computer Society's Vice-President for Professional Activities, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Hans Karlsson Award. 

Established in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, chairman and father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards, the Karlsson is one of the Computer Society's highest honors. The award recognizes outstanding skills and dedication to diplomacy, team facilitation and joint achievement, in the development or promotion of standards in the computer industry where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to the benefit of society. 

Moore's award, which is accompanied by a plaque and a $2,000 honorarium, will be presented at a luncheon on Tuesday, 17 November in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His citation reads: "For charting the road maps and leading the harmonization of IEEE and ISO systems and software engineering standards."

Moore is a 40-year veteran of software engineering at IBM and, now, at the MITRE Corp. He was an executive editor of the Society's 2004 Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) and a member of the editorial board of the recent revision of "The Encyclopedia of Software Engineering." 

Moore performs software and systems engineering standardization for the IEEE, serving as its liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 and as a member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee.

He is a Charter Member of the Computer Society's Golden Core, the recipient of the IEEE's Third Millennium Award, and was recently named an IEEE Fellow. In 2007, he received the IEEE Standards Association's International Award for his "considerable contribution to the IEEE Computer Society Software and Systems Engineering Standards Collection (S2ESC) and the international collection of software engineering standards supported by ISO/IEC." 

In 23 years of service to the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Standards Association, Moore has pursued the application of engineering principles to modern information technology and software problems, providing key contributions to the standards for POSIX and Ada. In 1995, he began working on the craft-based techniques of software development, taking on the job of "harmonizing" the inconsistent standards of ISO/IEC and IEEE on the subject—a program which is close to completion. 

In 1997, he began working with others in developing an engineering-based codification of software development, resulting in the SWEBOK Guide. As Chair of the Professional Practices Committee, he led efforts to align the SWEBOK Guide with the model curriculum for software engineering and with the Computer Society's two certification programs, resulting in a single statement of the content and boundaries of the software engineering discipline—a baseline which has been largely accepted by external groups developing a master's-level curriculum in software engineering and providing a path to US software engineers' licensure. 

Moore's latest book on software engineering standards, "The Road Map to Software Engineering: A Standards-Based Guide," was published in 2006 by John Wiley & Son. He holds two US patents and, dating to times when software was not regarded as patentable, two "defensive publications." Moore holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina and a master of science degree in Systems and Information Science from Syracuse University. 

The Karlsson Award Selection Committee is chaired by David J. Schultz of the Computer Sciences Corp. 

Past recipients include Katherine L. Morse, for her leadership in developing modeling and simulation standards and her collaboration in establishing the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization Standards Activity Committee as an IEEE standards sponsor. John L. (Jack) Cole received the award in 2006 for bringing together diverse interests with leadership, dedication, and vision in producing five storage system standards and forming the first information assurance standards committee. In 1994, Computer Society 2010 President-elect James D. Isaak received the first Karlsson award for his leadership and achievement in collaboration. 

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IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferences, publications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars,professional training, and the TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.

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