Awards and Nominations
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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 each 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 each year
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Service Award

No Endorsement is required. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.   2019 Service Awards and Certificates Subcommittee Chair Paolo Montuschi   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 Guan Hong Tan J. […]

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2019
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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)   2019 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award Subcommittee Chair Hong Jiang University of Texas at Arlington  

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2019 at 11:59 pm 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:   1 May 2020 11:59 PM EDT
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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.   2019 Computer Pioneer Subcommittee Chair Ming C. Lin University […]

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2019 - 11:59 p.m. EDT
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Service Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.   2019 Service Certificates Subcommittee Chair Paolo Montuschi Politechnico di Torino, Italy    

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2019
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Technical Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (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 IEEE Computer Society Technical […]

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2019 - 11:59 p.m. EDT
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Other Award

Next nominations window: March 1 to May 1, 2020 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 honored […]

Nomination Deadline:   1 May 2020
Technical Award

Award nominations require a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf) 2019 Richard E. Merwin Subcommittee Chair Susan K. (Kathy) Land U.S. Department of Defense

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2019 - 11:59 p.m. EDT
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Service Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.     2019 Service Certificates Subcommittee Chair Paolo Montuschi Politecnico di Torino, Italy     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:   12/31/2019
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Technical Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf)     2019 W. Wallace McDowell Award Subcommittee Chair Pierangela Samarati Università degli Studi di Milano  

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2019 - 11:59 p.m. EDT
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf)   2019 Ken Kennedy Subcommittee Chair William D. Gropp University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign  

Nomination Deadline:   1 June 2020 - 11:59 PM EDT
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations – Now Extended until 30 October 2019(pdf)   2019 Hans Karlsson Award Committee Chair Jon Rosdahl Qualcomm

Nomination Deadline:   30 October 2019 at 11:59 p.m. 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:   1 June 2020 - 11:59 PM EDT
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 2019
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf)   2019 Harry H. Goode Award Subcommittee Chair David Padua University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT
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Technical Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf) 2019 Sidney Fernbach Award Subcommittee Chair David E. Keyes King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Nomination Deadline:   1 June 2020 - 11:59 PM EDT
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Technical Award

This award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (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:   1 October 2019 for 2020 Nominations at 11:59 pm 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:   30 March 2020
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Service Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 2019 Service Certificates Subcommittee Chair Paolo Montuschi Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Nomination Deadline:   31 December 2019
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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 2020
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Education Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (pdf)   2019 CS&E Undergraduate Teaching Award Subcommittee Chair Ernesto Ocampo Edye Universidad Catolica del Uruguay  

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2019 - 11:59 p.m. EDT
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Technical Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. Award Nomination Flyer (pdf)   2019 Seymour Cray Subcommittee Chair David E. Keyes King Abdullah University of Science and Technology  

Nomination Deadline:   1 June 2020 - 11:59 PM EDT
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Service Award

No endorsement is required. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 2019 Service Awards and Certificates Subcommittee Chair Paolo Montuschi Politecnico di Torino, Italy   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 […]

Nomination Deadline:   12/31/2019
Most Recent Recipient
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:   1 October 2019 - 11:59 pm EDT
Most Recent Recipient
Education Award

The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. Nomination Questions (pdf)  |  Open Nominations (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 the creation of […]

Nomination Deadline:   1 October 2019 - 11:59 p.m. EDT
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Student Awards & Scholarship

IEEE Computer Society is offering $40,000 in student scholarships, from $1,000 and up, to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or 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 the IEEE Computer Society, to recognize […]

Nomination Deadline:   30 April and 30 September

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