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Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award
The highest level volunteer service award of the Computer Society. A bronze medal and $5,000 are given for outstanding service to the profession at large, including significant service to the Computer Society or its predecessor organizations.
Learn more about Richard E. Merwin.
Past recipients for Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award
|2012||Carl K. Chang||For outstanding contributions and exemplary leadership and service to the IEEE Computer Society and the computing profession.|
|2009||Willis K. King||For exemplary service to the IEEE Computer Society and the computing profession at large.|
|2006||Benjamin W. Wah||For outstanding achievements, sustained leadership, and dedicated service to the IEEE Computer Society.|
|2005||Mario R. Barbacci||For outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the IEEE Computer Society.|
|2004||Murali R. Varanasi||For sustained contributions and leadership in Computer Science and Computer Engineering education and accreditation.|
|2003||Doris. L. Carver||For dedicated and sustained leadership to the computing profession and to the IEEE Computer Society.|
|2002||Bruce D. Shriver||For outstanding service to both the Computer Society and the computing profession that continues to have enormous impact on responsible governance, high quality publications, conferences, and the international community.|
|2001||Ronald G. Hoelzeman||For dedication and sustained leadership resulting in improvements in Computer Society products and services through improved infrastructure.|
|2000||Gerald L. Engel||For continuing and significant contributions to the educational activities in the computer field and the profession.|
|1999||James H. Aylor||For dedication and sustained long-term leadership resulting in the development of significant innovations in Computer Society products and services, especially in the area of printed and electronic publications.|
|1998||Edward A. Parrish||For continuing leadership to the society and the institute, particularly in the areas of education and publications.|
|1997||Duncan H. Lawrie||For your creativity, insight, and leadership of the society in many areas, but particularly for guiding the development of the Computer Society strategy for electronic publishing.|
|1996||Ming T. (Mike) Liu||For dedicated and outstanding services to the profession and to the IEEE Computer Society.|
|1995||James T. Cain||For outstanding sustained contributions and leadership in education and the computer profession.|
|1994||Helen M. Wood||For outstanding and sustained contributions and leadership to the society and the institute, particularly in the area of standards, publications, and information services.|
|1993||C. V. Ramamoorthy||For contributions to the publications, conferences, and education activities of the computer profession.|
|1992||Roy L. Russo||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
|1990||Martha Sloan||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
|1989||Stanley Winkler||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
|1987||Oscar N. Garcia||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
|1986||Theodore H. Bonn||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
|1985||Tse-yun Feng||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
|1984||Rex Rice||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
|1983||Merlin G. Smith||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
|1982||Sidney Fernbach||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession.|
|1981||Stephen S. Yau||In recognition of outstanding contributions to the computer profession.|
2013 RICHARD E. MERWIN SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR
The University of South Florida
Nominations are under review. Any pending endorserments will be accepted after deadline at the Chair's discretion.
DEADLINE 15 OCT. 2014
Sixteen Students Receive IEEE-CS Merwin Awards
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 28 August 2012 – Sixteen students from around the world will receive IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Awards in recognition of their academic achievement and involvement in a student chapter.
Up to 20 scholarships of $1,000 and up are available for one academic year for winners of the Merwin award. Winners also have the opportunity to serve as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassadors for their particular IEEE region, collecting and disseminating information to student chapters and serving as a liaison between students in their region and the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB).
This year's winners are:
- Josip Balen; J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
- David Miguel dos Santos Dia; Instituto Superior Técnico, Tagus Park Campus, Portugal
- C.V. Farish; KMCT College of Engineering, Calicut, India
- Sneh Khathuria; Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai, India
- Davor Karlovic; University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
- Teng Long; University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
- Shawn Nainan Mathew; Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai, India
- Akshay Menon; KMCT College of Engineering, Calicut, India
- Zachary John Miller; University of Maryland, College Park, US
- Ajay Mohan; Rajiv Gandhi Inst. Of Technology, Kerala, India
- Michael Nachtigal; University of South Florida, Tampa, US
- Ramesh N. Nair; Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kerala, India
- Visakh Krishnan Nair; Thadomal Shahani Engineering College (TSEC), Mumbai, India
- Debdoot Sheet; Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
- Yi Song; Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, and
- Cathy Wu; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, US.
To view the full list, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/studentactivities/2012AprMerwinWinners.
The Merwin award was created in honor of the late Richard E. Merwin, past president of the IEEE Computer Society, to recognize and reward active leaders in student branch chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts.
Applicants must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 over 4.0, and be a full-time student. Evaluation criteria include involvement in chapter activities (40 percent), academic achievement (30 percent), other extracurricular activities in college (10 percent), and a letter of evaluation by his or her branch chapter advisor (20 percent).
For further details on how to apply, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/studentactivities/merwin.
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Chang Named IEEE Computer Society Merwin Award Winner
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 17 April, 2012 – Former Computer Editor in Chief Carl K. Chang has been named the 2012 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award for Distinguished Service.
Carl K. ChangChang, professor and chair of the Iowa State University Department of Computer Science, was cited "for outstanding contributions and exemplary leadership and service to the IEEE Computer Society and the computing profession."
He served as IEEE Computer Society president in 2004, Computer's editor in chief from 2007-2010, and chairs many conferences, including the IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMSPAC).
Credited with helping create the Computer Society Industry Advisory Board during his tenure as Computer's EIC, Chang also previously served as IEEE Software editor in chief (1991-94), Magazine Operations Committee chair, Board of Governors member, vice president for Press Activities, vice president and first vice president for Educational Activities, and chair of the IEEE Meetings and Services Committee.
Chang received a PhD in computer science from Northwestern University in 1982, and worked for GTE Automatic Electric and Bell Laboratories before joining the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984 and Iowa State University in 2002. He has published extensively about software engineering, net-centric computing and successful aging.
Chang, an IEEE and AAAS Fellow, is the recipient of the Computer Society's Meritorious Service Award, Outstanding Contribution Award, and Golden Core Award; and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. In 2006, he received the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences' Marin Drinov Medal, and the IBM Faculty Award in 2006, 2007, and 2009.
The Merwin Award is given to individuals for outstanding volunteer service to the profession, including significant service to the Computer Society. The Society's highest award for volunteer service, the award consists of a bronze medal and a $5,000 honorarium. The award will be presented at the Computer Society's annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 13 June in Seattle, Washington.
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Willis King Receives Top Volunteer Award
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 2 June, 2010 – Willis K. King, chair of the IEEE Computer Society's History Committee and Election Committee, has won the organization's highest volunteer award, the Richard E. Merwin Award for Distinguished Service. The recognition caps a four-decade-long record of active volunteer service for the Computer Society.
King served as president of the Computer Society in 2002. Prior to his presidency, he served as vice president for area activities (1987, 1988), vice president for educational activities (1997,1998), and as the second and first vice president he chaired the conferences and tutorials board (1999, 2000).
He was appointed IEEE Houston chapter chair from 1970-1975, the general chair of the second International Symposium on Computer Architecture in 1975, the IEEE Computer Society Southwestern Regional chair from 1976 to 1982, and the chair of the Distinguished Visitor's Program from 1980 to 1986.
An active volunteer in accreditation activities since the early 1980s, King participated in the establishment of an accreditation program for computer science and the formation of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB). From 1985 to 1991 he served as a founding member of the executive committee of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Commission, including as its chair in 1991. He was a member of the CSAB board from 1991-1997 and its president from 1993 to 1995. He received several distinguished services awards from CSAB and CSAC and was elected a fellow of CSAB.
King received the Dipl-Ing degree from the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany (1963), and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (1969), both in electrical engineering. He worked at the IBM Laboratorien, Germany, in 1963 and 1964.
Since 1969, King has been a computer science professor at the University of Houston, and served as its chair from 1979 to 1992. He is a professor emeritus of the University of Houston and a Fellow of both IEEE and the CSAB.
The Richard E. Merwin Award for Distinguished Service is given for outstanding volunteer service to the profession at large, including significant service to the IEEE Computer Society or its predecessor organizations. The award is for service as opposed to technical achievement.
The Merwin Award is the Computer Society's highest-level volunteer service award, and the highest selection criteria are maintained. Anyone can nominate. The next nomination deadline is 15 October, 2010.
The award consists of a bronze medal and US $5,000 honorarium. No current or past society president is eligible until four years after completion of presidential service.