Former InterDigital Chief Scientist Honored for Engineering Excellence

March 28, 2016 / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

Brian G. Kiernan, former vice president and chief scientist of InterDigital, has been recognized for engineering excellence by Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Brian’s alma mater recognized him with the Outstanding Alumnus Award at the 2016 NCE Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 9, 2016. Kiernan worked at InterDigital, or its predecessor companies, for close to thirty years in various roles.  As former vice president and chief scientist at InterDigital, Kiernan was responsible for worldwide industry standards activities and aided in the development of new market, product and technology initiatives.
Brian’s career was filled with contributions to major wireless standards organizations around the world. In 2013, he was honored with 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.”

Presently, Brian remains an active NJIT alumnus as chair of the University’s Undergraduate Research and Innovation External Advisory Board, a member of the ECE Department’s Industry Advisory Board, and a member of the Highlander Angel network.
Take a look at the announcement by NJIT here – Congrats, Brian!