LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 29 August 2014 – The computing industry relies on major developments and accomplishments by leaders in the field to remain dynamic and vital. IEEE Computer Society's awards program offers a means of awarding those technology leaders for their contributions.
IEEE Computer Society's technical, service, and education 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, with the following major technical awards:
• 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.
Two major awards are handed out to recognize contributions in the education arena. They are the:
• Taylor L. Booth Education Award, for outstanding record in computer science and engineering education; and the
• Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award, for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through teaching and service.
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.
If you know of someone deserving of recognition for their accomplishments, consider nominating them for an award by the 15 October deadline. To find out more, visit http://www.computer.org/awards