The Meritorious Service Award honors contributions to the Signal Processing Society. Up to two Meritorious Service Awards may be presented annually, provided nominations meet the specific criteria. It shall consist of a plaque and a certificate. The current President of the Signal Processing Society is ineligible. Previous recipients of the Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award are ineligible. A board or committee cannot nominate one of its members for the award. However, a member of a board or committee can be nominated by another board or committee. Current members of the Awards Board and the Board of Governors are ineligible. Judging shall be based on dedication, effort, and contributions. Presentation shall be made at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring following selection of the winner. Self-nominations are not accepted or considered. Members of the Awards Board and Board of Governors are not permitted to submit nominations. There shall be an open call for nominations reaching all Society members. Nominations will also be solicited from specific boards/committees of the Society, which are the technical committees, editorial boards and the major boards of the Society. Nominations may arise from any individual or committee/board. Nominations shall be submitted directly to the Society’s Awards Board, who is responsible for vetting all the nominations and ensuring that there are no more than three nominations per award. The Awards Board will manage the balloting by the Board of Governors.
Nominations must be received by the SPS Vice President-Awards and Membership as follows: