Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award

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2016 Technical Achievement Award Recipient

"For pioneering and outstanding contributions to data security and privacy."

About Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award

Deadline for 2020 Nominations: 1 October 2019

The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements.

A certificate and $2,000 honorarium are presented for outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology, usually within the past ten, and not more than fifteen years.

Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Past Recipients

Edward J. McCluskeyTechnical Achievement Award Recipients

2018 Margaret Martonosi For contributions to power-aware computing and energy-constrained mobile sensor networks.
2017 Baba C. Vemuri For pioneering and sustaining contributions to computer vision and medical image analysis.
2017 Ingrid Verbauwhede For pioneering contributions to design methodologies for tamper-resistant and secure electronic systems.
2017 Rafail Ostrovsky For outstanding contributions to cryptographic protocols and systems, enhancing the scope of cryptographic applications and of assured cryptographic security.
2017 Hui Lei For pioneering contributions to scalable access to real-world data.
2016 Pierangela Samarati For pioneering and outstanding contributions to data security and privacy.
2016 Yong Rui For pioneering contributions to multimedia analysis and retrieval.
2016 Sushil Jajodia For outstanding contributions in network vulnerability analysis and cyber situation awareness, resulting in seminal papers, patents, and a commercial system.
2016 Patrick J. Flynn For pioneering the development of techniques for biometric identification using face, eye and ear attributes and for creating a world class multi-biometric Image database for research and real applications.
2016 Jason Cong For setting the algorithmic foundations for high-level synthesis of field programmable gate arrays.
2015 Josep Torrellas For pioneering contributions to shared-memory multiprocessor architectures and thread-level speculation.
2015 Hong Mei For outstanding contributions to component-based software reuse and standardization.
For foundational contributions to multi-learner systems.
For pioneering and inspirational research on the design automation and testing of complex chips with application to microfluidic biochips.
2014 Kevin Bowyer For pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrics.
2014 W. Bruce Croft For outstanding contributions to information retrieval and the development of search engines.
2014 Srinivas Devadas For pioneering work in secure hardware, including the invention of Physical Unclonable Functions and single-chip secure processor architectures.
2014 Pedro F. Felzenszwalb For the deformable parts model method of detecting objects in images and video.
2014 Albert Y. Zomaya For outstanding contributions to the solution of scheduling problems in parallel and distributed computing systems.
2013 Jan Camenisch For pioneering theoretical work on privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols and leadership in their practical realization.
2013 Virgil D. Gligor For pioneering work and leadership in the area of computer and network security.
2013 Kian-Lee Tan For technical achievements in advanced query processing in database systems.
2013 Eva Tardos For contributions to algorithmic game theory, particularly her seminal work on selfish routing.
2013 Philip S. Yu For pioneering and fundamentally innovative contributions to the scalable indexing, querying, searching, mining and anonymization of big data.
2012 Michael Franz For pioneering contributions to just-in-time compilation and optimization, significantly advancing web application technology.
2012 Ling Liu For pioneering contributions to novel internet data management and decentralized trust management.
2012 Klara Nahrstedt For pioneering contributions to end-to-end quality of service and resource management in wired and wireless networks.
2012 Mei-Ling Shyu For pioneering contributions to multimedia data mining, management and retrieval.
2012 Xindong Wu For pioneering contributions to data mining and applications.
2011 Johannes Gehrke For pioneering contributions to novel data mining and distributed query processing techniques.
2011 Ronald Fagin For pioneering contributions to the theory of rank and score aggregation.
2011 Liang-Jie Zhang For pioneering contributions to application design techniques in services computing.
2011 Frederica Darema For pioneering contributions to novel techniques for complex systems modeling and simulation.
2011 Jose Garcia-Luna-Aceves For pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks.
2010 Tyrone Grandison For pioneering contributions to Secure and Private Data Management.
2010 Ashok N. Srivastava For pioneering contributions to Intelligent Information Systems.
2010 Hong-Jiang Zhang For pioneering contributions to Multimedia Content Analysis Systems.
2010 Venu Govindaraju For pioneering contributions to Biometrics Systems.
2010 Eunice Santos For pioneering contributions to Computational Social Network Systems.
2009 Elena Ferrari For pioneering contributions to Secure Data Management.
2009 John S. Bay For pioneering contributions to Embedded Systems.
2009 Sajal K. Das For pioneering contributions to Sensor Networks.
2009 Timothy W. Finin For pioneering contributions to Distributed Intelligence Systems.
2008 Ophir Frieder For pioneering development of Scalable Information Systems.
2008 Rama Chellapa For fundamental and pioneering contributions to face and human motion modeling and recognition from still images and video sequences.
2008 Kishor S. Trivedi For pioneering contributions to the understanding of the phenomena of software aging and software rejuvenation.
2006 Roberto Tamassia For pioneering the field of graph drawing and for outstanding contributions to the design of graph and geometric algorithms.
2006 Michael T. Goodrich For outstanding contributions to the design of parallel and distributed algorithms for fundamental combinatorial and geometric problems.
2006 Shashi Shekhar For technical achievements in spatial databases, spatial data mining, and geographic information systems.
2006 Hsinchun Chen For innovative contributions to digital libraries, medical informatics, and intelligence and security informatics.
2005 Daniel E. Cooke For language research resulting in Sequence L used by NASA's Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineers.
2005 David A. Forsyth For contributions to object recognition, tracking, and image-language analysis yielding deeper understanding of computer vision and its relationship to other disciplines.
2005 Amar Mukherjee For contributions to loss less compression algorithms and compressed domain search-aware pattern matching algorithms for retrieval of text and images.
2005 Vipin Kumar For contributions to the design and analysis of parallel algorithms, graph partitioning, and data mining.
2005 Nageswara Rao For contributions to the design and analysis of information fusion methods with rigorous performance guarantees and efficient implementations applied to a number of practical problem.
2005 Eugene H. Spafford For contributions to information security and digital forensics.
2004 Sumit Ghosh For fundamental contributions towards a comprehensive engineering measure of network security.
2004 Jiawei Han For contributions in data mining and knowledge discovery, data warehousing, deductive and object-oriented databases.
2004 Shashi Phoha For pioneering developments of distributed automation for hierarchical control of interacting machines into dynamic reasoning systems.
2004 Ravi Sandhu For outstanding and pioneering contributions to information security including innovation of the role-based access control model and usage control.
2003 Wesley Chu For contributions to Intelligent Information Systems.
2003 Anil Jain For contributions to pattern recognition theory and application to biometric authentication.
2003 Hermann Kopetz For outstanding contributions to the field of safety-critical real-time computing.
2003 Carlo H. Sequin For outstanding contributions to design tools for computer architectures, computer graphics, industrial CAD/CAM and artistic expressionism.
2003 Mukesh Singhal For pioneering contributions to distributed computing systems.
2002 Elisa Bertino For outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems.
2002 Ram Chillarege For invention of Orthogonal Defect Classification and contributions to advances in software engineering measurements and analysis.
2000 Arif Ghafoor For significant contributions to the development of multimedia synchronization models and associated algorithms.
2000 Ruud M. Bolle For technical contributions to, and leadership in, building computer vision systems with high scientific and practical value.
1999 L.M. Patnaik For pioneering contributions to parallel, distributed and soft computing, and for novel message passing hierarchical architectures, design of high performance generic algorithms, and study of their dynamics.
1999 Bharat Bhargava For outstanding contributions to foundations of adaptability schemes in distributed systems and communication software.
1999 Wen-Tsuen Chen For contributions to parallel processing and high-speed networking systems design.
1998 Nikolaos G. Bourbakis For outstanding and pioneering contributions to space filling curves for image processing and intelligent visual navigation of autonomous robots in unknown space.
1998 Tadao Ichikawa For contributions to visual/multimedia computing technologies.
1998 S. Sitharama Iyengar For outstanding contributions to data structures and algorithms for image processing and signal/sensor fusion problems.
1998 Kane Kim For outstanding contributions to the scientific foundation for both real-time fault-tolerant computing and real-time object-oriented distributed computing.
1998 Benjamin W. Wah For outstanding and pioneering contributions to search optimization with parallel and neural networks approaches.
1997 Luqi For contributions to the foundation and technology for computer-aided protyping of hard real-time systems and their functions.
1997 Jeffrey J.P. Tsai For contributions to knowledge based engineering.
1997 Bhavani Thuraisingham For contributions to secure distributed database systems.
1996 J.K. Aggarwal For pioneering contributions toward establishing fundamentals of structure extraction and computational motion from image sequences.
1996 Sunil Ranjan Das For pioneering contributions to the fields of switching theory and modern digital design, digital circuits testing, microarchitecture and microprogram optimization, and combinatorics and graph theory.
1995 David Patterson For outstanding contributions to the advancement of computer science and engineering through inspiring teaching, path-breaking research, effective leadership and wide-ranging professional service.
1991 Tse-yun Feng Significant and outstanding technical contribution to the field of parallel processing.
1988 David R. Boggs Local area networks
1987 Robert M. Metcalfe LAN
1987 S. Iwasaki High density magnetic recording.
1985 Algirdas A. Avizienis Fault tolerant computing.
1985 Edward J. McCluskey Testability


Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Subcommittee Chair

2018 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award Subcommittee Chair

Fabrizio Lombardi, Northeastern University

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New Deadline for 2020 nominations: 1 OCT 2019


Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Press Releases

Princeton University’s Margaret Martonosi Named to Receive IEEE Computer Society 2018 Technical Achievement Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 13 February 2018 – IEEE and ACM Fellow Dr. Margaret Martonosi has been selected to receive the IEEE Computer Society 2018 Technical Achievement Award, “for contributions to power-aware computing and energy-constrained mobile sensor networks.”
Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where she is also director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.
Martonosi's research interests are in computer architecture and mobile computing, with particular focus on power-efficient systems. Her work has included the development of the Wattch power modeling tool and the Princeton ZebraNet mobile sensor network project for the design and real-world deployment of zebra tracking collars in Kenya. Her current research focuses on hardware-software interface issues in modern computing systems, including tools for quantum computing.
Among numerous awards, she received the 2010 Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award and the 2013 Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award.  Several of her papers have been honored for their long-term impact, including the 2015 ISCA Long-Term Influential Paper Award, the 2017 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award, and the 2017 ACM SenSys Test-of-Time Paper Award.
The IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award is given for outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology, usually within the past 10, and not more than 15, years. Contributions must have significantly promoted technical progress in the field.
The award consists of a certificate and a $2,000 honorarium, and will be presented at the 2018 Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. The conference will be held from 23 to 27 July 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
Further information about the award, including a list of past recipients, is available at: https://computer.org/web/awards/technical-achievement.
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