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Service Awards

Since 2002, Distinguished Service Awards have been given to members of the IOI community for their outstanding service.
Here is a list of all awards winners:

2017 Recipients:
(special awards for long term service)

  • Teng Lam
  • Jørgen E. G. Nielsen

2016 Recipients:

  • Richard Forster
  • Jari Koivisto

2015 Recipient:

  • Donald Theodore Piele (Post Mortem)

2014 Recipient:

  • Michal Forišek

2012 Recipient:

  • Prof. Blagovest Sendov

2011 Recipient:

  • Wolfgang Pohl

2010 Recipient:

  • Zide Du

2009 Recipient:

  • Rob Kolstad

2008 Recipients:

  • Michael Cotter
  • Vladimir Kiryukhin

2007 Recipient:

  • Tom Verhoeff

2006 Recipient:

  • Lionel Hartmann (Post Mortem)

2005 Recipients:

  • Clara Ionescu
  • Péter Hanák
  • Krassimir Manev

2004 Recipients:

  • Pavel Azalov

2003 Recipients:

  • Ries Kock
  • Håkan Stromberg
  • Vladimir Kiryukhin

2002 Recipients:

  • Stanisław Waligórski
  • Peter Heyderhoff
  • Emilia Ratobylskaya
  • Wenhu Wu

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