Awards Committee

The Awards Committee shall be responsible for recommending various forms of recognition for noteworthy contributions to the fields of interest to the Society. This committee shall be responsible for administering the Society’s awards programs and shall also see that deserving members are nominated for awards and prizes administered by the IEEE and other relevant organizations.

At least one-half of the members of the Awards Committee shall hold Fellow or Senior Member grade. The committee Chair may appoint sub-committees for individual Society awards, as well as representatives to committees involved in the selection of other awards in which the Society participates. Nominations for Society awards shall be considered annually, although awards need not be made annually.

The Awards Committee’s decisions are final and need not be ratified by the Board of Governors. The committee shall review the Society’s awards from time-to-time, and may propose modifications to existing society awards, as well as additional Society awards, subject to approval by the Board of Governors and the IEEE TAB.

The Awards Committee Chair shall prepare an annual report covering all of the awards activities. The Chair of this committee shall report to the Vice President for Educational Activities and Awards.


This awards committee is from the previous year. 


Awards Committee Chair


Russ Meier

Milwaukee School of Engineering
United States
4 (Central U.S.)

Award Policy Committee Member


James Sluss

University of Oklahoma
United States

IEEE William E. Sayle II Award for Achievement in Education Award Subcommittee Chair


Elio San Cristobal Ruiz

National University of Distance Education

Chapter Achievement Award Subcommittee Chair

Distinguished Member Award Subcommittee Chair


Ted Batchman

University of Nevada
United States

David A. Conner

University of Alabama
United States

Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award Subcommittee Chair

Edwin C. Jones Jr. Meritorious Service Award Subcommittee Chair


Oscar Bonastre

Miguel Hernández University

Mac Van Valkenburg Award Subcommittee Chair


S. Hossein Mousavinezhad

Idaho State University
United States

Student Leadership Award Chair

Transactions on Education Best Paper Award Subcommittee Chair


John E. Mitchell

University College London
United Kingdom
8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)