Awards and Nominations

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“For seminal contributions to virtual memory, the Internet infrastructure, and computing education.”
For transformative innovations in “Trust in Computation;” specifically, coinventing “Malicious Cryptography,” and pioneering contributions to “Distributed Cryptosystems.”
"For outstanding contributions to computer science education worldwide spanning four decades, through numerous textbooks, and curriculum development efforts."
"For contributions to cross-layer power-aware architectures leveraging post-CMOS technology."
“For pioneering contributions to subspace clustering and generalized principal component analysis with applications in computer vision and pattern recognition.”
“For exceptional contributions to representation learning and its applications.”
“For contributions and leadership in research, teaching, and technology transfer in the area of empirical software engineering.”
“For his over 40 year dedication towards undergraduate computer science education at Harvard, his authoring of Computer Science introductory textbooks, and his mentoring of many future educators.”
“For contributions to knowledge discovery and data mining.”
“For distinguished service to the IEEE Computer Society, with impactful, innovative, and long-lasting contributions to the profession.”
“For contributions to energy efficient and programmable shared-memory multiprocessor architectures.”
“For contributions to parallel programming, parallel algorithms, and the interface between them.”

Award Nominations

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Technical Award

The IEEE TCSVC Outstanding Leadership Award recognizes one individual for her/his outstanding leadership contributions to the services community and to the field of services computing, and his leadership and visionary contributions to society at large through promotion and applications of services computing concepts to improve global business management, enterprise computing and applications of services computing […]

Nomination Deadline:   31 August 2020
Technical Award

Details: This award is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) and its member Technical Committees: Technical Committee on Parallel Process (TCPP) Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC) Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP) Technical Committee on Cloud Computing (TCCLD) Task Force on Rebooting Computing (TFRC) Technical Committee on […]

Nomination Deadline:   30 August 2021
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Student Awards & Scholarship

The Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) wishes to encourage academic excellence for students in the computing discipline. UPE initiated this award with the IEEE Computer Society, as the largest association of computer professionals, to raise the importance of academic achievement in our future computer professionals. Up to four awards of $1,000 each are […]

Nomination Deadline:   31 October Every Year
Student Awards & Scholarship

Best Student Paper Contest In 1983, the Lance Stafford Larson Award was established by the Larson family in memorial for their son, who died in an electrical accident while an undergraduate at the University of Maryland. The Larson family, which includes IEEE Past President Robert Larson, created this award to encourage students to develop excellence […]

Nomination Deadline:   31 October Every Year
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Service Award

No Endorsement is required. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.   2021 Service Awards and Certificates Subcommittee Chair Mark Allen Weiss Florida International University   Past Recipients 2017 Certificate of Appreciation Recipients – 1st Quarter – JAN-MAR Aanandita Dhawan Abhishek Akash Diggewadi Aditya Mathur Anand P.S. Anusha Thudimilla Bojan Cukic Charles Kamhoua Ee Sin Tan Giedre Sabaliauskaite […]

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2021
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Discontinued Award

This special award was to recognize an individual or individuals responsible for one of the most fundamental and important computer science and engineering contributions over the past century. Consideration was given to the following criteria: originality of contribution significance of achievement impact on computer science and engineering impact on society The award consisted of a […]

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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf)     2021 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award Subcommittee Chair TBD  

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021 - 11:59PM EDT
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Technical Award

Established in memory of B. Ramakrishna Rau, and awarded in recognition of his distinguished career in promoting and expanding the use of innovative computer microarchitecture techniques, including his innovation in compiler technology, his leadership in academic and industrial computer architecture, and his extremely high personal and ethical standards. The nomination deadline is 1 May 2019.

Nomination Deadline:   Extended Deadline is 30 June 2021
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Discontinued Award

A plaque was awarded for furthering the professional and technical goals of the IEEE Computer Society in a pre-college environment.

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Technical Award

No endorsement is required. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf) All members of the profession are invited to nominate a colleague who they consider most eligible to be considered for this award. The recognition is engraved on a silver medal specially struck for the Society.   2021 Women of ENIAC Computer Pioneer Subcommittee Chair Pierangela […]

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021 - 11:59PM EDT
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Service Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.   2021 Service Certificates Subcommittee Chair Mark Allen Weiss Florida International University    

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2021
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Technical Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Download the Harlan Mills Award Flyer (pdf) This technical award was first given in 1999. The award consists of a $3,000 honorarium, museum-quality memento, and a possible invited talk during the week of the annual International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), co-sponsored by […]

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021 - 11:59PM EDT
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Other Award

Next nominations window: March 1 to May 1, 2021 The award committee is selected by the two societies and includes past winners as well as leaders in the field.  The Fellowship includes a $5000 honorarium, recognition on the ACM, IEEE CS, and ACM SIGHPC websites, and travel expenses to attend SC. The recipients will be […]

Nomination Deadline:   1 May 2021
Technical Award

Award nominations require a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Download the Richard Merwin flyer (pdf) 2021 Richard E. Merwin Subcommittee Chair Jill I. Gostin, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021 - 11:59PM EDT
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Service Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.     2021 Service Certificates Subcommittee Chair Mark Allen Weiss Florida International University     2016 Recipients 2016 Jalel Ben-Othman For sustained outstanding service contributions in the area of wireless networks 2016 Jeffrey Hollingsworth For service as Program Chair for the […]

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2021
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Technical Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Download Wallace McDowell Award flyer (pdf)     2021 W. Wallace McDowell Award Subcommittee Chair Arie E.Kaufman, Stony Brook University  

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf)   2021 Ken Kennedy Subcommittee Chair Jeff Hollingsworth, University of Maryland  

Nomination Deadline:   Deadline: 1 June 2021 - 11:59pm EDT
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf)   2021 Hans Karlsson Award Committee Chair Jon Rosdahl, Qualcomm

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021 - 11:59PM EDT
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Discontinued Award

The Kanai Award recognized major contributions to the state-of-the art distributed computing systems and their applications.  This award was discontinued after 2012.

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Technical Award

Nominate an Individual or Group The award nomination requires a minimum of 1 endorsement. The IEEE Computer Society/Software Engineering Institute Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement (SPA) Award is presented to recognize outstanding achievements in improving the ability of a target organization to create and evolve software-dependent systems. The award need not be made each […]

Nomination Deadline:   Deadline: 1 September 2021
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Service Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Call for Harry Hayman Nominations (pdf)  

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2021
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Download Harry Goode Award Flyer (pdf)   2021 Harry H. Goode Award Subcommittee Chair Arie Kaufman, Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021
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Technical Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open hpNominations (pdf) 2021 Sidney Fernbach Award Subcommittee Chair David E. Keyes King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Nomination Deadline:   Deadline: 1 June 2021 - 11:59pm EDT
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Download flyer (pdf) The award is a museum-quality sterling silver chalice commissioned from Washington DC artist Michael Schwartz. The gold-plated crown below the cup displays the alternating symbols of the IEEE and the Computer Society, supported by clusters of laurel leaves, an ancient […]

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021 - 11:59PM EDT
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Technical Award

The Eckert-Mauchly Award recognizes outstanding contributions to computer and digital systems architecture. The nomination deadline is 30 March 2019.

Nomination Deadline:   (Nominations portal is closed) Next Deadline: 30 March 2022
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Service Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 2021 Service Certificates Subcommittee Chair Mark Allen Weiss Florida International University

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2021
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Other Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. The contributions can be at undergraduate or graduate teaching (BTech/BCA/ MCA,MTech or PhD).  Contributions may include writing influential texts, course materials, and papers on Research or education; inspirational teaching; and innovative teaching and/or development of curriculum or methodology. Eligibility Nominees should be teaching in India, preferably […]

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2021
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Education Award

A certificate and $2,000 honorarium are awarded for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through teaching and service, and for helping to maintain interest in the field and make a statement about the importance with which the IEEE Computer Society views undergraduate education.     The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions […]

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021
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Technical Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Award Nomination Flyer (pdf)   2021 Seymour Cray Subcommittee Chair David E. Keyes King Abdullah University of Science and Technology  

Nomination Deadline:   Deadline: 1 June 2021 - 11:59pm EDT
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Service Award

No endorsement is required. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 2021 Service Awards and Certificates Subcommittee Chair Mark Allen Weiss Florida International University Past recipients for Continuous Service Adel S. Elmaghraby Anne Gattiker Anthony Ambler Benoit Nadeau-Dostie Burnell G. West Carey Kornfeld Cecilia Metra Cheng-Wen Wu Christain Landrault Daniel J. Graham David Keezer Dilip K. […]

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2021
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf) Established in memory of Charles Babbage in recognition of significant contributions in the field of parallel computation. The candidate would have made an outstanding, innovative contribution or contributions to parallel computation. It is hoped, but not required, that the winner […]

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021 - 11:59PM EDT
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Education Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Download CS Education Award flyer (pdf) The individual must meet two or more of the following criteria in the computer science and engineering field: Achieving recognition as a teacher of renown. Writing an influential text. Leading, inspiring, or providing significant education content during […]

Nomination Deadline:   Open and Close Dates: 1 January 2021 - 1 October 2021 - 11:59PM EDT
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Student Awards & Scholarship

IEEE Computer Society is offering $36,000 in student scholarships, of $1,000 and up, to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in IEEE Student Branches or IEEE Computer Society Student Branch Chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts. This scholarship was created in honor of the late Richard E. Merwin, past president of […]

Nomination Deadline:   30 April and 30 September

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