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Call for Nominations: Awards Board Chair and Fellow Evaluation Committee - Chair and Vice Chair Positions

The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) invites nominations for the positions of Awards Board Chair and Fellow Evaluation Committee - Chair and Vice Chair. The term for the Awards Board Chair position will be three years (1 January 2022-31 December 2024) and the term for Fellow Evaluation Committee Chair and Vice Chair positions are one year, renewable (1 January 2022-31 December 2022) .

The Awards Board Chair is a non-voting member of the Society’s Board of Governors, chairs the Society’s Awards Board and acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors for all award, fellow and distinguished lecturer activities. The duties of the Awards Board Chair include the oversight of Society award activities and Distinguished Lecturer/ Distinguished Industry Speaker nominations; presentation of Society awards at the Society’s annual Awards Ceremony usually held in conjunction with ICASSP; solicitation of nominations for IEEE Technical Field Awards, Best Paper Awards, Major Medals, or other awards given by IEEE or any of its organizational units in the areas of signal processing; solicitation of nominations for awards in the area of signal processing given by non-IEEE entities; solicitation of SPS Senior Members as candidates for nomination to IEEE Fellow grade; drafting strategic and long-term plans regarding the Society’s awards activities for recommendation to the Board of Governors; assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and representing the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations on award matters or as requested by the Society’s President or Board.

NOTE: The Awards Board Chair must be an IEEE Fellow, must be an SPS Member in good standing, and must have received one or more major Society awards, which excludes the paper awards. The profile of the Awards Board Chair should bring positive attention to the awards program.

The Fellow Evaluation Committee Chair is responsible for chairing the Fellow Evaluation Committee, which is responsible for evaluating nominations for IEEE Fellow that are referred for review by the IEEE Fellow Committee. The Fellow Evaluation Committee Chair is also a member of the SPS Awards Board. 

The Fellow Evaluation Committee Vice Chair position assists the Chair in performing his/her duties and will act on behalf of the Chair in the event of his/her incapacity.

NOTE: The Fellow Evaluation Committee - Chair and Vice Chair must be an IEEE Fellow and must be an SPS Member in good standing.

All nominations should be sent to Theresa Argiropoulos at, who will collect the nominations on behalf of SPS President, Ahmed Tewfik.

Nominations should be received no later than 30 July 2021. Please provide the following information with the nomination:

  • Name of Candidate
  • IEEE Member Number
  • Grade
  • Contact information of the nominee
  • Individual’s biographical information (no more than 100 words, please)
  • Information about the individual’s current activities in the Signal Processing Society, the IEEE, or other professional societies.


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