About Awards

2017 Awards Ceremony


Awards Presentations

The IEEE Computer Society sponsors the Awards Program to recognize both technical achievement and service to the Society.  In the technical area, recognition may be given for pioneering and current contributions to the field of computer science and engineering.  Service awards are given to both volunteers and staff for well-defined and highly valued contributions to the Society. In addition, the Society encourages nominations of its members for appropriate IEEE awards.

The IEEE Computer Society recognized ten individuals at its 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona.  Learn more about the recipients in the 2017 Awards Brochure and ceremony photos >>

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee selects and recommends recipients for awards administered by the Society, and nominates and recommends candidates for IEEE administered awards. 

The Awards Committee is responsible for preserving the integrity of the evaluation and selection process, assuring that the process is both open and rigorous, and that the process contributes to the prestige of the Society and the award recipients.

The Awards Committee chair is appointed by the Society president.  Committee members, including the immediate past chair, chairs of all the awards subcommittees and one to three at-large members, are appointed by the Awards Committee chair with the concurrence of the society President. 

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2017 Awards Committee

  • Awards Chair:  Paolo Montuschi
  • Vice Chair:  Ming Lin
  • Past Chair: Rich Belgard

Technical Awards

  • B. Ramakrishna Rau Award:  Kemal Ebcioglu
  • Charles Babbage Award:  Viktor Prasanna
  • Computer Entrepreneur:   Lieven Eeckhout
  • Computer Pioneer:   Ming Lin
  • Eckert-Mauchly:  Avi Mendelson, CS Rep.
  • Hans Karlsson:   Francois Coallier
  • Harlan Mills Award: Lionel Briand
  • Harry Goode Memorial:   David Padua
  • IEEE CS / SEI Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement:  Michael Konrad
  • Ken Kennedy Representative: Kathy Yelick, ACM Rep.
  • Seymour Cray Computer Engineering:   Marc Snir
  • Sidney Fernbach:   Marc Snir
  • Technical Achievement:   Phillip A. Laplante
  • W. Wallace McDowell:   Pierangela Samarati

Educational Awards

  • CS&E Undergraduate Teaching:   Ernesto Ocampo Edye
  • Taylor L. Booth:   Cecilia Metra

Service Awards & Certificates

  • Richard E. Merwin:  Christina M. Schober
  • Service Certificates:  Paolo Montuschi


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  • Millie Lovos*
  • Ronny Ronen
  • Natalie Enright Jerger
  • Rob Reilly



Last Updated:  December 2016

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