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Call for Nominations: Nominations and Appointments Committee and Awards Board

Rabab K. Ward
SPS Past President and Chair, Nominations and Appointments Committee


In accordance with the Bylaws of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, I am writing to solicit nominations for the Awards Board and the Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee. This year, the Society will be filling THREE positions on the N&A Committee for the term 2019-20 and TWO positions on the Awards Board for the term 2019-2021. Nominations must be received no later than Friday, 28 September 2018.

The Nominations and Appointments Committee is responsible to: a) stimulate nominations and at the same time, keep track of under-representation of key populations for future nominations. Committee members are not allowed to submit nominations or provide seconds for elections under their purview; b) establish a connection to the major boards and committees in order to generate Member-at-Large, Regional Director-at-Large, Officer and other nominations; c) rank nominations for Member-at-Large, Regional Director-at-Large and Officer elections; d) submit to the Board of Governors a list of candidates recommended for nomination to the positions of Officers; e) submit to the electorate no later than the first working day following 14 August for the annual General Election, at least two candidates for each Member-at-Large and Regional Director-at-Large position becoming vacant; and f) submit to the Board of Governors, a list of candidates recommended by the Society to serve on IEEE/TAB boards and committees and seek and obtain comments from the Board of Governors.

Please note that members of the Nominations and Appointments Committee cannot currently be serving as an Officer or Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors. The term of committee members is two-years, individuals may serve more than one term and such terms can be consecutive up to two consecutive terms. Please review the website for the member terms.

The Awards Board is responsible to: a) solicit candidates for all Society awards and prizes in accordance with the requirements for each award; b) solicit nominations of candidates from among the Society’s members for IEEE Fellow grade; c) solicit nominations and appoint the Society’s Distinguished Lecturers and Distinguished Industry Speakers annually; d) assist the nominations of worthy Society members for awards and recognitions that may be available from other sources outside the Society and the IEEE; e) review and select best paper awards from the nominations; and f) vet the major award nominations. Awards Board members are not allowed to submit nominations or be nominated for awards under their purview.

Please provide nominations for both committees to Theresa Argiropoulos ( and include the following information:

  • name,
  • member number
  • TC area of coverage
  • Affiliation and address
  • phone, fax, and e-mail or other contact information of the nominee
  • brief biography of the individual including any information about the individual’s current activities in the Signal Processing Society, the IEEE, or other professional societies

Nominations must be received no later than Friday, 28 September 2018.


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