New in 2021, the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor Recognition Program is open to all IEEE Computer Society members, including Affiliates, and is designed to recognize members’ contributions to the IEEE Computer Society as well as other accomplishments and achievements in the computing profession. This is a recognition program and is not an IEEE member grade.
The application period for the 2021 Class of Distinguished Contributors was between 16 August and 15 October 2021. 2022 applications will open on 16 August 2022.
Key Dates for 2022 Submission:
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Minimum of 10 cumulative years of IEEE Computer Society membership, with at least 5 being consecutive at the time of submission. Student membership years excluded.
Evaluation of contributions made in the following areas:*
Members who meet the minimum length of membership requirement, and have achieved the IEEE member grade of Fellow or received a major CS technical award, will automatically be made a Distinguished Contributor (no separate application necessary).
*Proper documentation is required, such as URLs to pages documenting awards or publications.
To apply, applicants must score at least 100 points with a minimum 50 points coming from contributions within the IEEE Computer Society (conferences, publications, standards, etc.).
Note: These points are not a guarantee of recognition, as applications are still evaluated by a volunteer committee. The number of members recognized in a calendar year is limited.
All awards must be explicit awards granted by conferences and documented by the conference presenting the award. Citation counts must be verifiable by a site such as Google Scholar.
Thank you to the IEEE Computer Society Volunteers who are contributing to the review process.