IEEE Fellow Grade

What do compiler pioneer Frances Allen, MIT professor Arvind, 2014 IEEE Computer Society President Dejan Milojicic, and C++ developer Bjarne Stroustrup have in common? They all hold the distinction of being IEEE Fellows. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any IEEE field of interest. New Fellows receive a citation describing their accomplishments, a congratulatory letter from the president, and a gold Fellow pin.

To be nominated as a Fellow, a recipient must:

  • have accomplishments that have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society;
  • hold Senior Member or Life Senior Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted;
  • have been a member in good standing in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of elevation.

Each year, dozens of outstanding IEEE Computer Society members receive the distinction of becoming an IEEE Fellow. Forty-two Computer Society members and 20 IEEE members evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society Fellows Committee were elevated to IEEE Fellow grade in 2014.

Find out more about nominating a colleague as a Fellow.