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Technical Achievement Award

Deadline for 2016 Nominations: 15 October 2015


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A certificate and $2,000 honorarium are presented for outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology, usually within the past ten, and not more than fifteen years.

Past recipients for Technical Achievement Award

2014 Kevin Bowyer For pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrics.
2014 W. Bruce Croft For outstanding contributions to information retrieval and the development of search engines.
2014 Srinivas Devadas For pioneering work in secure hardware, including the invention of Physical Unclonable Functions and single-chip secure processor architectures.
2014 Pedro F. Felzenszwalb For the deformable parts model method of detecting objects in images and video.
2014 Albert Y. Zomaya For outstanding contributions to the solution of scheduling problems in parallel and distributed computing systems.
2013 Jan Camenisch For pioneering theoretical work on privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols and leadership in their practical realization.
2013 Virgil D. Gligor For pioneering work and leadership in the area of computer and network security.
2013 Kian-Lee Tan For technical achievements in advanced query processing in database systems.
2013 Eva Tardos For contributions to algorithmic game theory, particularly her seminal work on selfish routing.
2013 Philip S. Yu For pioneering and fundamentally innovative contributions to the scalable indexing, querying, searching, mining and anonymization of big data.
2012 Michael Franz For pioneering contributions to just-in-time compilation and optimization, significantly advancing web application technology.
2012 Ling Liu For pioneering contributions to novel internet data management and decentralized trust management.
2012 Klara Nahrstedt For pioneering contributions to end-to-end quality of service and resource management in wired and wireless networks.
2012 Mei-Ling Shyu For pioneering contributions to multimedia data mining, management and retrieval.
2012 Xindong Wu For pioneering contributions to data mining and applications.
2011 Johannes Gehrke For pioneering contributions to novel data mining and distributed query processing techniques.
2011 Ronald Fagin For pioneering contributions to the theory of rank and score aggregation.
2011 Liang-Jie Zhang For pioneering contributions to application design techniques in services computing.
2011 Frederica Darema For pioneering contributions to novel techniques for complex systems modeling and simulation.
2011 Jose Garcia-Luna-Aceves For pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks.
2010 Tyrone Grandison For pioneering contributions to Secure and Private Data Management.
2010 Ashok N. Srivastava For pioneering contributions to Intelligent Information Systems.
2010 Hong-Jiang Zhang For pioneering contributions to Multimedia Content Analysis Systems.
2010 Venu Govindaraju For pioneering contributions to Biometrics Systems.
2010 Eunice Santos For pioneering contributions to Computational Social Network Systems.
2009 Elena Ferrari For pioneering contributions to Secure Data Management.
2009 John S. Bay For pioneering contributions to Embedded Systems.
2009 Sajal K. Das For pioneering contributions to Sensor Networks.
2009 Timothy W. Finin For pioneering contributions to Distributed Intelligence Systems.
2008 Ophir Frieder For pioneering development of Scalable Information Systems.
2008 Rama Chellapa For fundamental and pioneering contributions to face and human motion modeling and recognition from still images and video sequences.
2008 Kishore S. Trivedi For pioneering contributions to the understanding of the phenomena of software aging and software rejuvenation.
2006 Roberto Tamassia For pioneering the field of graph drawing and for outstanding contributions to the design of graph and geometric algorithms.
2006 Michael T. Goodrich For outstanding contributions to the design of parallel and distributed algorithms for fundamental combinatorial and geometric problems.
2006 Shashi Shekhar For technical achievements in spatial databases, spatial data mining, and geographic information systems.
2006 Hsinchun Chen For innovative contributions to digital libraries, medical informatics, and intelligence and security informatics.
2005 Daniel E. Cooke For language research resulting in Sequence L used by NASA's Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineers.
2005 David A. Forsyth For contributions to object recognition, tracking, and image-language analysis yielding deeper understanding of computer vision and its relationship to other disciplines.
2005 Amar Mukherjee For contributions to loss less compression algorithms and compressed domain search-aware pattern matching algorithms for retrieval of text and images.
2005 Vipin Kumar For contributions to the design and analysis of parallel algorithms, graph partitioning, and data mining.
2005 Nageswara Rao For contributions to the design and analysis of information fusion methods with rigorous performance guarantees and efficient implementations applied to a number of practical problem.
2005 Eugene H. Spafford For contributions to information security and digital forensics.
2004 Sumit Ghosh For fundamental contributions towards a comprehensive engineering measure of network security.
2004 Jiawei Han For contributions in data mining and knowledge discovery, data warehousing, deductive and object-oriented databases.
2004 Shashi Phoha For pioneering developments of distributed automation for hierarchical control of interacting machines into dynamic reasoning systems.
2004 Ravi Sandhu For outstanding and pioneering contributions to information security including innovation of the role-based access control model and usage control.
2003 Wesley Chu For contributions to Intelligent Information Systems.
2003 Anil Jain For contributions to pattern recognition theory and application to biometric authentication.
2003 Hermann Kopetz For outstanding contributions to the field of safety-critical real-time computing.
2003 Carlo H. Sequin For outstanding contributions to design tools for computer architectures, computer graphics, industrial CAD/CAM and artistic expressionism.
2003 Mukesh Singhal For pioneering contributions to distributed computing systems.
2002 Elisa Bertino For outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems.
2002 Ram Chillarege For invention of Orthogonal Defect Classification and contributions to advances in software engineering measurements and analysis.
2000 Arif Ghafoor For significant contributions to the development of multimedia synchronization models and associated algorithms.
2000 Ruud M. Bolle For technical contributions to, and leadership in, building computer vision systems with high scientific and practical value.
1999 L.M. Patnaik For pioneering contributions to parallel, distributed and soft computing, and for novel message passing hierarchical architectures, design of high performance generic algorithms, and study of their dynamics.
1999 Bharat Bhargava For outstanding contributions to foundations of adaptability schemes in distributed systems and communication software.
1999 Wen-Tsuen Chen For contributions to parallel processing and high-speed networking systems design.
1998 Nikolaos G. Bourbakis For outstanding and pioneering contributions to space filling curves for image processing and intelligent visual navigation of autonomous robots in unknown space.
1998 Tadao Ichikawa For contributions to visual/multimedia computing technologies.
1998 S. Sitharama Iyengar For outstanding contributions to data structures and algorithms for image processing and signal/sensor fusion problems.
1998 Kane Kim For outstanding contributions to the scientific foundation for both real-time fault-tolerant computing and real-time object-oriented distributed computing.
1998 Benjamin W. Wah For outstanding and pioneering contributions to search optimization with parallel and neural networks approaches.
1997 Luqi For contributions to the foundation and technology for computer-aided protyping of hard real-time systems and their functions.
1997 Jeffrey J.P. Tsai For contributions to knowledge based engineering.
1997 Bhavani Thuraisingham For contributions to secure distributed database systems.
1996 J.K. Aggarwal For pioneering contributions toward establishing fundamentals of structure extraction and computational motion from image sequences.
1996 Sunil Ranjan Das For pioneering contributions to the fields of switching theory and modern digital design, digital circuits testing, microarchitecture and microprogram optimization, and combinatorics and graph theory.
1995 David Patterson For outstanding contributions to the advancement of computer science and engineering through inspiring teaching, path-breaking research, effective leadership and wide-ranging professional service.
1991 Tse-yun Feng Significant and outstanding technical contribution to the field of parallel processing.
1988 David R. Boggs Local area networks
1987 Robert M. Metcalfe LAN
1987 S. Iwasaki High density magnetic recording.
1985 Algirdas A. Avizienis Fault tolerant computing.
1985 Edward J. McCluskey Testability

 

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2014 Technical Achivement Award Subcommittee Chair

Elisa Bertino
Purdue University

2015 Nominations are closed.

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Deadline for 2016 nominations is 15 OCT 2015

IEEE Computer Society Honors Accomplishments of Five Renowned Technologists

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 3 March 2014 – Five prominent technologists working in areas ranging from computer security and parallel processing to pattern recognition and information retrieval have been named as recipients of IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awards.

The awardees are:
  • Kevin Bowyer, the Schubmehl-Prein Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, for "pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrics";
  • W. Bruce Croft, a Distinguished Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, for "outstanding contributions to information retrieval and the development of search engines";
  • Srinivas Devadas, the Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for "pioneering work in secure hardware, including the invention of Physical Unclonable Functions and single-chip secure processor architectures";
  • Pedro Felzenszwalb, associate professor of engineering and computer science at Brown University for "the deformable parts model method of detecting objects in images and video," and
  • Albert Zomaya, the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing and Networking and Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow in the School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney, "for outstanding contributions to the solution of scheduling problems in parallel and distributed computing systems."
Bowyer's research interests touch on computer vision and pattern recognition, including biometrics and data mining. Bowyer is General Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automated Face and Gesture Recognition and on the editorial board of open-access megajournal IEEE Access. He served as editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the IEEE Biometrics Compendium. He was a founding General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Program Chair of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics.
 
Croft is founder of the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR). His research interests are in information retrieval, including retrieval models, representation, Web search, query processing, and search architectures. He has published more than 250 articles on these and other subjects, was editor in chief of ACM Transactions on Information Systems, and is the editor for the Springer Information Retrieval Series.
 
Devadas has taught at MIT since 1988. His research interests span Computer-Aided Design (CAD), computer security, and computer architecture. He received the 1990 IEEE Transactions on CAD best paper award for work on synthesis for testability and the 1996 IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems best paper award for work on power estimation. He received the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC 2013) Top 10 Cited Author Award and the DAC Best-Paper Hat-Trick Award. Devadas and his students in 2002 invented silicon Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), which provided the basis of the founding of Verayo, a company focused on improving the security of computer hardware.
 
Felzenszwalb's research interests include computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and discrete algorithms.  He is a recipient of a US National Science Foundation Early Career Award.  He served as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and as program chair of the 2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.  He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Computer Vision.
 
Zomaya is editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers and Springer's Scalable Computing Journal and associate editor for another 20 journals. He is also the author or coauthor of seven books and more than 450 technical journal and conference articles, and the editor of 16 books and 23 conference volumes. He is founding editor of the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing and coeditor of the Wiley Book Series on Bioinformatics and the Wiley Book Series on Nature Inspired Computing. He is editor in chief of the Parallel and Distributed Computing Handbook. Zomaya's research interests are in the areas of algorithms, complex systems, parallel and distributed systems, green computing, and data centers.
 
To be nominated for a Technical Achievement Award, the contributions must have been made in the past 10-15 years, and have significantly promoted technical progress in the field. The award consists of a certificate and $2,000 honorarium. For more information, visithttp://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/technicalachievement.
 

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IEEE Computer Society Honors Technical Achievement Award Winners

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 19 April, 2012 – The IEEE Computer Society is honoring five prominent technologists for their contributions with 2012 Technical Achievement Awards.
This year's award winners include:
• Michael Franz, "for pioneering contributions to just-in-time compilation and optimization and significantly advancing Web application technology";
• Ling Liu, "for pioneering contributions to novel Internet data management and decentralized trust management";
• Klara Nahrstedt, "for pioneering contributions to end-to-end quality of service and resource management in wired and wireless networks";
• Mei-Ling Shyu, "for pioneering contributions to multimedia data mining, management, and retrieval"; and
• Xindong Wu, "for pioneering contributions to data mining and applications."

Franz is a professor of computer science in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the director of its Secure Systems and Languages Laboratory. Additionally, he holds a courtesy appointment as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science in UCI's Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Franz was one of the pioneers of just-in-time compilation and platform-independent code. The "Trace Tree" compilation technique that originated in his lab became the basis of the "TraceMonkey" JavaScript
engine in the Firefox browser, used by hundreds of millions of people every day.

Ling Liu is a computer science professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and a co-editor-in-chief of the five-volume "Encyclopedia of Database Systems." Currently, Ling serves on the editorial board of eight international journals, including Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (TSC), ACM Transactions on Web (TWEB), and Distributed and Parallel Databases (Springer).

Klara Nahrstedt, a computer science professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an IEEE Fellow, is the recipient of a US National Science Foundation Career Award, the Junior Xerox Award, and the Humboldt Research Award, among others. She is the co-author of the widely used textbooks "Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications" and "Multimedia Systems."

Mei-Ling Shyu is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Miami and serves as an associate editor or editorial board member for several journals. She is the vice chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing (TCMC), and a steering committee member of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo.

Xindong Wu is a professor of computer science at the University of Vermont, a Yangtze River Scholar in the School of Computer Science and Information Engineering at the Hefei University of Technology, and an IEEE Fellow. He has published extensively in various journals, including IEEE Transactions in Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKKDE) and IEEE Transactions in Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI). He is a former TKDE editor in chief and founding chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII).

To be nominated for a Technical Achievement Award, the contributions must have been made in the past 10-15 years, and have significantly promoted technical progress in the field. The award consists of a certificate and $2,000 honorarium. The 2012 TAA Subcommittee Chair is Bhavani Thuraisingham from University at Texas at Dallas. The next nomination deadline is 15 October, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/technicalachievement.

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IEEE Computer Society Names Technical Achievement Winners

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 8 March, 2011 – Five technologists who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology will be recipients of 2011 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awards.

The recipients are:
• Frederica Darema, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
• Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center
• Jose Garcia-Luna-Aceves, University of California, Santa Cruz/Palo Alto Research Center
• Johannes Gehrke, Cornell University
• Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Darema is director of mathematics, information, and life sciences at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. She is a graduate of the University of Athens, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Davis, where she attended as a Fulbright Scholar and a Distinguished Scholar.

After physics research associate positions at the University of Pittsburgh and Brookhaven National Laboratory, she became a technical staff member in the Nuclear Sciences Department at Schlumberger-Doll Research. She joined the T.J. Watson IBM Research Center as a research staff member and group manager and also served in the IBM Corporate Strategy Group.

From 1996 to 1998, she completed a two-year interagency assignment at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Prior to her current assignment, Darema was senior science and technology adviser and senior science analyst at the US National Science Foundation.

Fagin is manager of the Foundations of Computer Science group at the IBM Almaden Research Center, and is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He received his B.A. in mathematics from Dartmouth College, and his PhD in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ACM, and IEEE.

Garcia-Luna-Aceves received a BS in electrical engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City in 1977, and an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1980 and 1983, respectively. He holds the Jack Baskin Endowed Chair of Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is chair of the Computer Engineering Department, and is a principal scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center. Prior to joining UCSC, he was a center director at SRI International. He has been a visiting professor at Sun Laboratories and a principal of protocol design at Nokia. His research focuses on computer communication.

Garcia-Luna-Aceves is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, and ACM, and is listed in "Marquis Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in The World." He holds 35 US patents, has published three books, and more than 400 journal and conference papers, and has supervised more than 30 PhD dissertations.

Gehrke is a computer science professor at Cornell University. His research interests are in the areas of database systems, data mining, and data privacy. Gehrke has received a National Science Foundation Career Award, an Arthur P. Sloan Fellowship, an IBM Faculty Award, the Cornell College of Engineering James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, the Cornell University Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, a Faculty Development Award from the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation, and a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

With Raghu Ramakrishnan, he co-authored the undergraduate textbook "Database Management Systems" (McGraw-Hill, 2002), used at universities all over the world. Gehrke is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tromsø in Norway, and he is a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. From 2007 to 2008, he was chief scientist at FAST, a Microsoft subsidiary.

Zhang is a senior vice president, chief scientist, and director of research at Kingdee International Software Group. Prior to this position, he was a research staff member and program manager of application architectures and realization at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he led the R&D of the custom solution engagement cloud. He was also the worldwide leader of IBM's SOMA Modeling Environment.

Zhang, editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the World Academy of Sciences, and an Innovation Leadership Award from Chinese Institute of Electronics. He holds 40 patents and more than 20 pending patent applications. Zhang received his PhD in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University. He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

The awards will be handed out Wednesday, 25 May at a dinner held in the recipients' honor.

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IEEE Computer Society Names Technical Achievement Winners

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 25 March, 2010 – Five technologists who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology will be recipients of 2010 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awards.

The recipients are:
• Venu Govindaraju, for pioneering contributions to handwriting recognition systems;
• Tyrone Grandison, for pioneering contributions to secure and private data management;
• Eunice Santos, for pioneering contributions to computational social network systems;
• Ashok N. Srivastava, for pioneering contributions to intelligent information systems; and
• Hongjiang Zhang, for pioneering contributions to multimedia content analysis systems.

Govindaraju is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at State University of New York, Buffalo. He received his B-Tech (Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and his PhD from SUNY-Buffalo. Govindaraju has authored more than 300 scientific papers and supervised the dissertation of 20 doctoral students. His seminal work in handwriting recognition was at the core of the first handwritten address interpretation system used by the US Postal Service. He is an IEEE, ACM, and International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Fellow.

Grandison is the program manager for Core Healthcare Services in the Healthcare Transformation team of IBM's Services Research organization. He was formerly the manager of the Intelligent Information Systems team at IBM Almaden Research Center. The team has pioneered research in data privacy and security coherence, RFID data management, privacy-preserving mobile data management, and text analytics. The team has explored novel concepts in content management, storage systems, and healthcare management systems. Grandison received his PhD from Imperial College, London, his master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and has published extensively in the area of secure data management.

Santos is a leading expert and researcher in the areas of large-scale distributed processing, computational modeling, complex adaptive systems, and human modeling with applications to the biological, physical, and social sciences. She was named chair of the University of Texas at El Paso Department of Computer Science after serving as a Senior Research Fellow at the US Department of Defense's Center for Technology and National Security Policy. She is also the Director of the National Center for Border Security and Immigration and the Director of the Center for Defense Systems Research.

She was a faculty member at Virginia Tech and Lehigh University. She earned her PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley. Santos has received numerous awards, including a National Science Foundation Career Award, the Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Robinson Faculty Award. She is a past member of the IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group, and a member of several DoD senior technical advisory committees. She has served as a member of the NATO Research & Technology Organization Task Group on Psycho-Social Models and Methods in NATO's Effects Based Approach to Operations.

Srivastava is the principal investigator for NASA's Integrated Vehicle Health Management research project. The project's goal is to develop technologies to detect, diagnose, predict, and mitigate adverse events during flight. Ashok is also the leader of the Intelligent Data Understanding group at NASA Ames Research Center.

He previously served as senior director of Blue Martini Software and as an IBM senior consultant. He has the recipient of the 2007 NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the NASA Distinguished Performance Award, several NASA Group Achievement Awards, the IBM Golden Circle Award, and the Department of Education Merit Fellowship.

Zhang is the managing director of Microsoft's Advanced Technology Center in Beijing and CTO of the Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group. Zhang was the assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a research manager at Hewlett-Packard Labs. He also worked at the National University of Singapore's Institute of Systems Science.

Zhang has authored four books, more than 350 scientific papers, and holds more than 60 US patents. As an IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow, he is well recognized for his leadership in media computing and his pioneering work in video and image content analysis, search and browsing. He is also the winner of the 2008 Asian American Engineers of the Year and Program Magazine's 2007 China Software Men of the Year awards. Zhang received his PhD in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.

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