LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 25 March 2014 — IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative Chair Steve Diamond has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award for Distinguished Service.
Diamond, who served as 2003 IEEE Computer Society President, was cited “for distinguished leadership and service to the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and the computing profession.” He served on the IEEE Board of Directors in 2005–2006 and 2009–2010, and chaired its Marketing & Sales and Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committees. Diamond was editor-in-chief of IEEE Micro Magazine from 1995–1998 and was a founding member and Vice Chair of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors in 2001–2002.
Global Standards Officer and General Manager of the Industry Standards Office at EMC Corp., Diamond has more than 30 years of senior management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, business development, industry standards, strategic planning, and engineering management experience in computer hardware, software, and semiconductors.
He was previously Director of Product Management for Intercloud Computing at Cisco Systems, where he built what was at the time the largest AWS-compatible cloud outside of Amazon, and was responsible for Cisco’s cloud computing industry standards program. Before that, he was Vice President of Marketing at Equator Technologies, a very-long-instruction-word signal-processing semiconductor startup; Vice President of Business Development at Tycho Networks; Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at National Semiconductor; Director of SPARC Marketing at Sun Microsystems; Director of Microprocessor Architecture and Applications Engineering at National Semiconductor; General Manager of the Honeywell/Synertek microprocessor division; and Research Associate in biomedical signal processing at the University of California San Francisco Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Diamond is a prolific speaker on cloud computing, the Intercloud, and big data, recently serving as General Co-Chair of IEEE CloudCom, and has authored more than 20 technical publications on cloud computing, memory and microprocessor technology, signal processing, expert systems, and computer graphics. He received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award.
The Merwin Award is given to individuals for outstanding volunteer service to the profession, including significant service to the Computer Society. The Society’s highest award for volunteer service, the award consists of a bronze medal and a $5,000 honorarium. The award will be presented at the Computer Society’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 4 June in Seattle, Washington.