IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Awards

IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)

AWARD CATEGORIES

Research Achievement Awards

Technical Achievement Award

The IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and DLT’s Technical Achievement Award recognizes a researcher from either academia or industry who has demonstrated significant and sustained contributions to blockchain and DLT, as evidenced by the impact of his/her research throughout the individual’s career. Measures of impact extend beyond number of publications, granted patents, and citations, and should include evidence of real-world impact of the blockchain and DLT community, as well as the broader society.
The nominee must be a member of both this TC and IEEE TEMS at the time of nomination.
Award recipient will receive a plaque and a citation.

Mid-Career Award

The IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and DLT’s Mid-Career Award recognizes a mid-career researcher from either academia or industry who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to blockchain and DLT. Emphasis will be given to the significance and impacts of the research work led by the nominee, for example in terms of publications on blockchain and DLT in premier conferences and/or journals, and/or grant patents relating to blockchain and DLT, consistently for a period of at least ten (10) years.
The nominee must be a member of both this TC and IEEE TEMS at the time of nomination.
Award recipient will receive a plaque and a citation.

Early-Career Award

The IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and DLT’s Mid-Career Award recognizes a mid-career researcher from either academia or industry who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to blockchain and DLT. Emphasis will be given to the significance and impacts of the research work led by the nominee, for example in terms of publications on blockchain and DLT in premier conferences and/or journals, and/or grant patents relating to blockchain and DLT, consistently for a period of at least five (5) years.
The nominee must have received his/her Ph.D. no more than five years from the time of the nomination deadline.
The nominee must be a member of both this TC and IEEE TEMS at the time of nomination.
Award recipient will receive a plaque and a citation.

Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation/Thesis Award

The IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and DLT’s Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation/Thesis Award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. dissertations, which have contributed significantly to the advancement of theory and/or applications in blockchain and DLT. The nominee must have evidence of publications on blockchain and DLT in premier conferences and/or journals, and/or grant patents relating to blockchain and DLT.
The nominee must be IEEE Graduate Member, and an IEEE TEMS Member.
Award recipients will receive a plaque and a citation.

Service Awards

Distinguished Leadership Award

The IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and DLT’s Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes an individual for his/her exemplary and substantive leadership in supporting the IEEE blockchain and DLT community at the local, regional, national, and/or international level(s).
The nominee must be a member of both this TC and IEEE TEMS at the time of nomination.
Award recipients will receive a plaque and a framed certificate.

Most Active Special Interest Group and Subcommittee Chair Award

This award recognizes the contributions of an outstanding committee and subcommittee chair for his/her service to the committee.
The nominee must be an IEEE TEMS Member, and chairing a special interest group or subcommittee in the IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and DLT.
Award recipients will receive a plaque and a framed certificate.

AWARD COMMITTEE

Chair

  • Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Members (In ascending order)

  1. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, NAI, IMA, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  2. Chonggang Wang, IEEE Fellow, Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of IEEE Networks, Associate EiC of IEEE Transactions on Big Data, Educator-in-Chief of IEEE Academy on Internet of Things, InterDigital Communications, USA
  3. Edgar Weippl, SBA Research and University of Vienna, Austria
  4. Keke Gai, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  5. My Thai, IEEE Fellow, Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, EiC of Computational Social Networks, University of Florida, USA
  6. Rongxing Lu, IEEE Fellow, University of New Brunswick, Canada

NOMINATION PROCESS

Each nomination, co-sponsored by three or more individuals, including the nominator, must include the following information:

  • Proposed citation, up to 25 words
  • Information of the nominator and sponsors (name, position, relation to the nominee)
  • Succinct description of no more than 500 words to describe the nominee’s innovation/contribution in the respective category
  • Statement of up to two pages* to support the nomination
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee (no more than ten pages*)

* Single column, of at least font size 10.

All nominations should be submitted via e-mail (with subject “Award Nomination: IEEE TEMS TC Blockchain & DLT”) to Dr. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (raymond.choo@fulbrightmail.org).

Do note that

  • Self-nomination is not accepted
  • A nominator / sponsor can nominate / sponsor at most three individuals
  • Chair and members of the award committee are not eligible to nominate, sponsor, or be nominated for any award in the year they serve

DEADLINE

The nomination deadline is midnight of November 30, 2021 (based on the nominator’s / sponsor’s timezone).

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