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Distinguished Lecturer Nominations

Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form


Position Criteria:

Distinguished Lecturer candidates must be a recognized expert in a signal processing area of interest; must hold the IEEE grade of Senior Member or higher and be a member of the Signal Processing Society; and must be an engaging presenter. An engaging presenter is one who is a good presenter who can clearly convey the essence of his/her work to a wider audience, beyond the experts on the specific field, in a way that grasps the attention of the audience and motivates the participants. This can be supported by related evidence from previous lectures of the nominee.

Nomination Schedule:

All Distinguished Lecturers nominations must be submitted through the new online system by 31 May.

  • Nominations Period Opens: 1 April
  • Nomination Period Closes: 31 May

Each year, up to ten (10) technically diverse and geographically dispersed individuals shall serve as Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturers (DLs). The formal term of appointment shall be two calendar years with five (5) individuals appointed each year.

Nominations shall be solicited by the Awards Board from 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.

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 in their fields of endeavor, 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 contribute their lecture(s) to the Resource Center.

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