Deadlines Coming Up for Major Computer Society Awards
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 4 August, 2009 – The IEEE Computer Society is currently accepting nominations for four of its highest awards. The deadline to submit a nomination for the Computer Entrepreneur Award, Computer Pioneer Award, Harry H. Goode Memorial Award, and W. Wallace McDowell Award is 15 September.
The IEEE Computer Society awards program honors outstanding technical achievements, innovation, and service to the computer profession and to the society. Nomination forms are available at http://awards.computer.org/ana. For more information, contact Thomas M. Conte, 2009 Awards Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Computer Entrepreneur Award is given to managers and leaders who are responsible for the growth of some segment of the computer industry, or technical managers whose entrepreneurial leadership built the computer industry. The efforts must have taken place over 15 years earlier, and the industry effects must be generally and openly visible.
The Computer Pioneer Award recognizes the vision of those whose efforts result in the creation and continued vitality of the computing industry. A bronze medal is presented for significant contributions to concepts and developments in the electronic computer field that have clearly advanced the state of the art in computing. The contributions must also have taken place 15 or more years earlier.
The Computer Entrepreneur and Computer Pioneer Award Selection Committee ischaired by Cecilia Aragon, staff scientist in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Research Division. Past recipients of both the Computer Pioneer and Computer Entrepreneur awards read like a who’s who of computing.
The Computer Society awards the Harry H. Goode Memorial Award on the basis of achievements in the information processing field, either a single contribution of theory, design, or technique of outstanding significance, or the accumulation of important contributions on theory or practice over an extended time period, the total of which represent an outstanding contribution. Past Goode Award winners can be viewed here.
The W. Wallace McDowell Award is presented for outstanding recent theoretical, design, educational, practical, or other similar innovative contributions that fall within the scope of Computer Society interest. Past McDowell Award recipients can be viewed here.
The Goode and McDowell Awards Selection Committee is chaired by Sanjay Patel of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
About the IEEE Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.