USC Viterbi alumnus Neil Siegel, the IBM Professor of Engineering Administration in the Epstein Department of Industrial and Programs Engineering and the Thomas Lord Section of Laptop Science, has been awarded the National Medal of Engineering and Innovation. The honor, bestowed on Professor Siegel by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, at a White Dwelling ceremony on Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023, is the nation’s greatest recognition of technological achievement of America’s foremost innovators.
The National Medal of Technological innovation and Innovation is “awarded to men and women or teams for their fantastic contributions to America’s economic, environmental and social perfectly-currently being and recognizes these who have produced long lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness, typical of dwelling, and high-quality of life by way of technological innovation, and recognizes those people who have created significant contributions to strengthening the nation’s technological workforce.”
Siegel, who holds virtually 50 patents, was recognized for contributing technologies that “bolstered our nationwide protection, economic system, and connectivity.” His award was presented for his pioneering operate in command-and-management, situational awareness, and the wireless online. Siegel has experienced a distinguished job as a units engineer, leading the generation of a big quantity of effective navy and civil govt devices. These devices have gained quite a few awards as model packages and vital countrywide capabilities.
In addition to his contributions to nationwide protection Siegel’s operate has led to major advances in buyer electronics, health care, and enjoyment. Furthermore, technologies Professor Siegel invented are located in clever phones almost everywhere.
On being notified of this award, Siegel said, “The get the job done for which I am being honored was executed by a huge crew, of which I experienced the honor of forming and main. But I usually bear in mind that significantly of the get the job done was performed by my colleagues, the other associates of our group.”
USC Viterbi Faculty of Engineering Dean Yannis C. Yortsos explained, “We are delighted and happy of the award of the Nationwide Medal for Technologies and Innovation to Professor Neil Siegel. He joins a remarkably distinguished record of technological know-how innovators over the additional than 40 many years the award was recognized. A pioneer in Programs Engineering and happy USC alumnus, Neil has created fundamental contributions to a large selection of technological techniques with significant programs and profound affect on protection, aerospace, and protection. We are thrilled with his countrywide recognition and honor.”
Professor Siegel is the fourth Trojan to obtain the Nationwide Medal of Technologies and Innovation and the fourth USC Viterbi school member to get a Countrywide Medal in the past 15 several years. He joins Allen E. Puckett (1985), George Lucas (2004), and Mark Humayun (2014), who have been recipients of the National Medal of Technological innovation and Innovation and Simon Ramo, (1979), Andrew J. Viterbi (2007) and Solomon Golomb (2011), who received the Countrywide Medal of Science, also bestowed by the President of the United States.
Professor Siegel joined the USC school in 2016 right after a lengthy occupation as an executive in the aerospace sector, which include nearly 18 years as a vice president of Northrop Grumman / TRW, retiring as sector vice president & chief know-how officer at the end of 2015. His prior positions at the firm included vice-president and division typical manager of the company’s Tactical Methods Division, vice-president and director of their Uk subsidiary, and sector vice-president & main engineer.
He has gained several other awards and honors, like election to the U.S. Nationwide Academy of Engineering, range as a Fellow of the Countrywide Academy of Inventors, choice as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), winner of the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal for Techniques Engineering and Units Science, assortment as a Fellow of the Worldwide Congress on Devices Engineering (INCOSE), choice as a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association, the iCMG award for technique architecture, the Northern Virginia Engineering Council CTO-of-the-year award, the Albert Nelson Marquis Life time Accomplishment Award, membership in the U.S. Army’s Purchase of Saint Barbara, and numerous some others.
He has served on the Defense Science Board, the Military Science Board, and other U.S. government scientific advisory panels and is also the creator of modern textbooks on Engineering Venture Management, the Economics of Engineering Administration, and the Ideas of Devices Engineering.
In addition to currently being a member of the USC engineering school, he is also a USC alumnus: all 3 of his levels are from USC, alongside with his PhD in Systems Engineering, he acquired his BA in ’74 and MS in ’76, both equally in math, at USC Dornsife.
Beyond next the legacy of his Trojan household, he follows in the footsteps of his Trojan biological relatives –in terms of innovation and accomplishment. Siegel’s mom, Judith Enjoy Cohen, who has obtained her engineering degree from USC, is credited with operating on the Abort-Assistance Procedure in the Lunar Excursion Module for the Apollo house software, which brought the Apollo 13 group household properly.
Printed on October 24th, 2023
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