Help Recognize Computing's Most Prestigious with an IEEE-CS Award Nomination

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 6 September, 2013 – The deadline is rapidly approaching to nominate a computer science or engineering professor or researcher for one of the IEEE Computer Society's technical, service, and education awards.

Computer Society awards recognize outstanding achievements and highlight significant contributors in the teaching and R&D computing communities. All members of the profession are invited to nominate individuals who they consider most eligible to receive international recognition of an appropriate society award. The deadline to make a nomination is 15 October.

IEEE Computer Society recognizes outstanding work by computer professionals who advance the field through exceptional technical achievement and service to the profession and to society. Major technical awards include the: 
• Computer Entrepreneur Award, which recognizes the technical managers and entrepreneurial leaders who are responsible for the growth of some segment of the computer industry;
• Computer Pioneer Award, which honors outstanding individuals whose main contribution to the concepts and development of the computer field was made at least 15 years ago;
• Harry H. Goode Award, for achievements in the information processing field;
• Hans Karlsson Standards Award, for development or promotion of standards;
• W. Wallace McDowell Award, which is presented for outstanding recent theoretical, design, educational, practical, or other similar innovative contributions;
• Harlan D. Mills Award, for outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of the information sciences;
• Technical Achievement Awards, for outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology.

The Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the Distinguished Service in a Pre-College Environment Award are handed out to recognize contributions in the education arena.

• Taylor L. Booth Education Award, for outstanding record in computer science and engineering education;
• Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award, for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through teaching and service;
• Distinguished Service in a Pre-College Environment Award, for furthering the professional and technical goals of the IEEE Computer Society in a pre-college environment.

Seven different types of service awards are given out to recognize volunteer and staff contributions. The Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award is the highest level volunteer service award and is given for outstanding service to the profession at large, including significant service to the Computer Society.

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About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferencespublications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars,professional training, and the TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. The Computer Society is the producer of Rock Stars of Big Data, the must-attend big data event of the year. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit

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