Each year, up to ten (10) technically diverse and geographically dispersed individuals shall serve as Signal Processing Society Distinguished Industry Speaker (DIS). The formal term of appointment shall be two calendar years with five (5) individuals appointed each year.
There will be an open solicitation for all Distinguished Industry Speakers nominations reaching all Society members, as well as a direct solicitaton from the Awards Board to the Society’s Technical Committees, Editorial Boards, Chapters and other boards and committees no later than 1 June of each year. All nominations will be considered by the Awards Board and a list of nominees and alternates, along with a list of their lecture topics, will be provided to the Board of Governors at least three weeks prior to its Fall meeting. The Board will consider this list at its Fall meeting and provide its advice and consent for the final selections, which shall be announced by the Awards Board Chair. Please review Policy 3.9 for full details and nomination restrictions.
The list of nominees and alternates shall comprise individuals of distinction who are members of the IEEE and of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, who are recognized experts with a background in industrial applications in the signal processing area and are well versed in the ongoing issues/activities in industry, and who are capable of delivering a message of importance to the technical community as well as to the Society’s members organized in chapters around the world.
Following identification of the top five (5) candidates and alternates by the Board, the Society staff, on behalf of the Awards Board Chair, will reconfirm in writing the candidates’ willingness to serve as an SPS Distinguished Lecturer.
The Society has created a new open access portal called SPS Resource Center, an online library of tutorials in established and emerging signal processing fields. It is required that the Distinguished Lecturers and Distinguished Industry Speakers contribute their lecture(s) to the Resource Center.