Brian Kiernan Honored by IEEE Computer Society
Brian Kiernan, a longtime senior engineer of InterDigital – dating back to our International Mobile Machines days! – who recently stepped down as Chief Scientist of the company has been recognized by the IEEE with one of its top awards. Brian has been awarded the IEEE Computer Society Hans Karlsson Award, which recognizes 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. The award was established by the Computer Society in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards.
Brian’s career of contribution to standards organizations is tremendous. With regard to the IEEE alone, 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.
The announcement by the IEEE is here – congratulations Brian!