Awards and accolades bestowed on Kees A. Schouhamer
Medal of Honor, For pioneering contributions to video, audio, and data recording
technology, including compact disc, DVD, and Blu-ray, Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017.
Faraday Medal, For significant contributions to digital audio, video,
and data storage, Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2015.
European Inventor Award, Lifetime Achievement Category, Coding methods
for CD, DVD and Blu-ray, enabling a revolution in consumer electronics,
European Patent Office, 2015.
Rhein Technology Prize, For
contributions to the theory and practice of channel codes that enable
efficient and reliable optical recording, and creative contributions to
digital recording technology, Eduard Rhein Foundation, 2014.
doctorate, University of Johannesburg, 2014.
Medal, For the central
role played in research and development of audio and video recording
products, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers,
Consumer Electronics Engineering Excellence Award, 2004.
Memorial lecturer, Audio Engineering Society, 2004.
- Personal Technology and Engineering Emmy
Award, For coding
technology of optical recording formats, National Television
Academy (NATAS), 2003.
into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame, Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA), 2003.
Audio Engineering Society, 2002.
in the Order of Oranje-Nassau awarded by Beatrix, Queen of the
Millennium Medal, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000.
- AES Gold
Medal, For significant
contributions to the advancement of consumer audio technology
by the Audio Engineering Society, 1999.
- IEEE Edison Medal, For a career of creative
contributions to the technologies of digital video, audio, and data
recording, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1999.
Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation, For the invention of constrained codes, IEEE
Information Theory Society, 1998.
- AES 50th
Anniversary Commemorative Medal, Audio Engineering Society, 1998.
- Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award,
contributions to consumer digital audio and video recording products,
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1996.
Poniatoff Gold Medal Award for Technical Excellence, For outstanding contributions to
the development of new techniques and/or equipment that have contributed
to the advancement of audio or video magnetic recording and reproduction,
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, 1994.
- Sir J.J.
Thomson Medal, For distinguished
contributions to electronics, Institution of Electrical
- AES Silver
Medal, For major
contributions to the development of digital audio recording systems, Audio
Engineering Society, 1992.
Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der
Wetenschappen, Haarlem, 2014.
member, (US) National Academy of Engineering, (NAE),
For pioneering and
advancing the era of digital audio, video, and data recording, 2004.
- Member, Batavian Society of
Experimental Philosophy (Bataafsch Genootschap der
Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte), Rotterdam.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), 1996.
- Honorary member,
Netherlands Electronics and Radio Society, (NERG).
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, (SMPTE).
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE), For contributions to optical laser
recording and compact disc digital audio systems.
Institution of Engineering and Technology, (IET), 1990.
Audio Engineering Society, (AES), 1986.
Engineer, Engineering Counsel, UK, 1990.
Best Paper Awards
(with Jun Lee) Chester Sall Award for "DC-free
Multimode Code Design Using Novel Selection Criteria for Optical Recording
Systems," IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, May
(with Kui Cai) Best Paper Award for "A
general construction of constrained parity-check codes for optical
recording," 2008 IEEE Communications Society, Data
Storage Technical Committee in Signal Processing and Coding for Data
Awards and accolades bestowed on Kees A.