Call for Nominations

IEEE Technical Field Awards and Teaching Awards (Deadline: January 31, 1998)


IEEE has many awards, ranging from prizes for technical achievement to recognition of service to IEEE. The Information Theory Society has many distinguished members, many of whom would be strong candidates for IEEE Awards. In the past, when the Society has submitted completed nominations, it has been quite successful. Please help in identifying candidates and, equally importantly, helping us find people who know the candidates and their work, so that nomination forms can be completed in a substantial way.

Below you will find a partial list of IEEE Technical Field Awards and Teaching Awards with a short description of each. All of the awards listed have a nomination deadline of January 31, 1998. suggestions and or nominations are strongly encouraged. Suggestions can be directed to Ezio Biglieri, the Chairman of the IT Society Awards Committee, at biglieri@polito.it. More information on awards and the nomination procedure is also available directly from the IEEE Awards Department at awards@ieee.org.

1998 IEEE Technical Field Awards


Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of information storage with emphasis on computer storage and is given to an individual or a team of not more than three. The award is sponsored by IBM Corp. and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $5,000.

Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award

This award recognizes outstanding technical contributions in the integration of computers and communications within the past 10 years and is given to an individual or a team of not more than three. The award is sponsored by NEC Corp. and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $2,000.

Daniel E. Noble Award

This award recognizes an important contribution to emerging technologies recognized within recent years. The award is sponsored by Motorola Inc. and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $5,000.

Frederik Philips Award

This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the management of R&D resulting in effective innovation and is given to an individual or team of not more than three. The award is sponsored by NV Phillips and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $5,000.

Emanuel R. Piore Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in information processing in relation to computer science and is given to an individual or team of two. The award is sponsored by IBM Corp. and includes a certificate, a gold-plated bronze medal, and $5,000.

Judith A. Resnik Award

This award recognizes contributions to space engineering within the fields of interest to the IEEE. The award is sponsored by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Control Systems, and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Societies and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $3,000.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award

This award recognizes major contributions to the development of standards in electrical and electronics engineering and is given to an individual. The award is sponsored by the IEEE Standards Board and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $5,000.

Eric E. Sumner Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to communications technology and is given to an individual or team of not more than three. The award is sponsored by Lucent Technologies and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $5,000.

Teaching Awards


Graduate Teaching

This award recognizes inspirational teaching of graduate students. The award is sponsored by the IEEE Foundation and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $2,000.

Undergraduate Teaching

This award recognizes inspirational teaching of undergraduate students. The award is sponsored by the IEEE Foundation and includes a certificate, a bronze medal, and $2,000.