The Society Award honors outstanding technical contributions in a field within the scope of the Signal Processing Society and outstanding leadership within that field. The prize shall be $2500, a plaque and a certificate, and shall be presented at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies, normally held during ICASSP in the Spring following selection of the winner. 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 officers and members of the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and Awards Board are ineligible. Previous recipients of the SP Society Award are ineligible. Nominees shall be judged on the basis of outstanding technical contributions and leadership in a field within the scope of the Society as evidenced by publications, patents, books, lectures, etc. 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: