The Advanced Television Systems Committee today presented Madeleine Noland, LG Electronics senior director of standards and technology, with its Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award during the 2016 ATSC Broadcast Television Conference in Washington, D.C.
The award, the highest technical honor presented by ATSC, is presented to a recipient chosen by the ATSC board of directors.
“Madeleine is a natural leader with remarkable management skills. She uses these skills to forge agreements on challenging technical issues within the collaborative standards development process,” said ATSC President Mark Richer. “Her outstanding leadership in the development of ATSC 3.0 is a key factor in the rapid advancement of the next-generation broadcast standard.”
Noland serves as chairman of the Specialists Group on Applications and Presentation (TG3/S34) for ATSC 3.0. The specialists group is devoted to the new standard’s user experience, as well as support for video and audio codecs, linear TV services, interactive applications and accessibility including closed captioning.
She also serves as vice chair of the S31 Specialist Group.
The award is named for the late Bernard Lechner, the first to receive the honor for is outstanding service to ATSC.
More information is available on the ATSC website.