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Awards

Welcome to the Reliability Society Awards page.  As you will see from the information below, the RS sponsors a rich and diverse set of awards.  If you have any questions pertaining to any of our awards, please contact our Nomination and Awards Chair, Jeffrey Voas.


IEEE Fellow

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for selected IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. Click on the links to the left for additional information

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Annual Reliability Society "Engineer of the Year" Award

Description: To recognize outstanding contributions to the Reliability discipline within the last few years.

Prize: $1,500 and Plaque, plus up to $1,000 for travel expenses for recipient to attend the January IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Awards Banquet.

Eligibility: RS Members are eligible.

Nomination: An administrative superior of the nominee (e.g. department head, supervisor, or chapter chair) should make and submit the nomination. The nomination package should consist of a one-half page biography of the nominee plus up to four pages of concise descriptions of the accomplishments. For technical contributions, please concisely describe why the contribution is unique. For managerial and educational contributions, please concisely explain the obtained benefits. Please limit identified publications to only those in which the nominee was the sole or principal author. The accomplishments should be organized according to the above-described criteria, as applicable. The award is given at the RS Meeting in January, and nominations may be submitted until 15 October of the preceeding year. Send the nominations to Jeff Voas, your Society's Jr. Past President, at j.voas@ieee.org.

Basis for Judging: Primary consideration: impact of contribution on the advancement of reliability theory, education, engineering or its management. Nominees will be considered according to the following prime criteria:

Reliability Contributions:

  • Reliability Technical Contributions
  • Reliability Management Contributions
  • Reliability Publications
  • Contributions to Reliability Education

Professional Services to IEEE:

  • Reliability Society Service
  • Other IEEE service positions

Presentation: Annually, at an IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Meeting with an Awards Ceremony.

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Chapters Award

Description: Recognition of Reliability Society Chapter activities.
Prize: $800 and Citation for 1st place, $500 and Citation for 2nd place, $400 and Citation for 3rd place; and $200 for all other Chapters submitting complete entries.

Eligibility: IEEE Reliability Society Chapters in operation December 31st of award period (January 1 - December 31).

Nominations: Based upon evaluation by the AdCom Chapters Chairperson from input provided by individual chapters

Basis for Judging: Membership; meeting attendance; number of meetings, workshops or conferences; training sessions; written papers; technical tours; and other pertinent activities.

Presentation: Annually, at the IEEE Reliability Society Fall AdCom meeting.

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Education Award

Description: To recognize outstanding contributions in the area of reliability education. (Note: this includes areas such as availability, maintainability, system safety and quality).

Prize: $250 and Plaque

Eligibility: Open to all members of the IEEE Reliability Society.

Nominations: The Vice President - Membership along with the Chairpersons of the Professional Development and Education Committees recommend candidates (e.g., new text books; new courses or programs developed by universities, industry or government; new short courses or tutorials developed).

Basis for Judging: The AdCom votes on the proposed candidates. No more than one award may be given in a year; unsuccessful candidates may be resubmitted in a following year. The AdCom may elect not to give an award in this area in a particular year.

Presentation: At any IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Meeting with an Awards Ceremony.

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Best Paper Award - IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Description: To recognize the best paper as published in the IEEE Transactions on Reliability.

Prize: $250 (to be shared equally among all authors) and framed Certificate for each author

Eligibility: All authors with papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Reliability in the calendar year for which the award is being made.

Nominations: Each editor and associate editor may nominate one paper for the award each year.

Basis for Judging: Each editor and associate editor votes for three papers from the list (scored 4, 2, and 1). The paper with the highest score is the winner if it is four points (one first place vote) higher than the next paper. Otherwise a second vote is taken among all papers within six points of the leader. Each editor and associate editor votes for one paper from the list. The highest score wins; in the event of a tie, the editor may select a winner or divide the prize money and issue certificates to each winner.

Presentation: At any IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Meeting with an Awards Ceremony

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Certificate of Achievement - Chapter Chairperson

Description: To recognize the Chapter Chairperson’s effort and to enhance the Chapter’s relationship with the AdCom.

Prize: Framed Certificate and token gift such as a pen and pencil set with the IEEE Reliability Society logo and/or the IEEE logo on it.

Eligibility and Nomination: All IEEE Reliability Society Chapter Chairpersons for the year in question who conducted programs acceptable to the Vice President - Membership and the AdCom Chapter Chairperson and submit a completed entry for the Reliability Chapters Award.

Basis for Judging: AdCom Chapter Chair and Vice President ‚Äď Membership evaluation.

Presentation: At any IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Meeting with an Awards Ceremony

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Company Recognition Award

Description: To recognize a Company’s support to an IEEE Reliability Society Chapter during the year.

Prize: Plaque

Eligibility: All Companies nominated to AdCom for the award by the IEEE Reliability Society Chapters (no more than one nomination per year per Chapter).

Nomination: Any Chapter may nominate a Company that has performed an outstanding service for them during the year for this award.

Basis for Judging: The AdCom may present several awards in a year but the maximum number per Chapter is one per year.

Presentation: The AdCom will make the plaque available to the Chapter to present to the Company at either a Chapter Meeting or at a Chapter Tour of the Company’s facility.

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IEEE Reliability Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Description: To recognize sustained outstanding contributions to the field of Reliability Engineering. Typically the contributions will span the career of the individual, usually in excess of 25 years.

Prize: $1,500 and suitably engraved brass Plaque, plus up to $1,000 for travel expenses for recipient to attend the January IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Awards Banquet.

Eligibility: Open to all members of the IEEE Reliability Society.

Nominations: Nominations must be submitted by a peer or supervisor of the nominee. Self nominations will not be accepted. The nomination package should consist of a one-half page biography of the nominee plus up to four pages of concise descriptions of the nominee's lifetime accomplishments / achievements. The award is given at the RS Meeting in January, and nominations may be submitted until 15 October of the preceeding year. Send the nominations to Jeff Voas, your Society's Jr. Past President, at j.voas@ieee.org.

Basis for Judging: The contributions meriting this award must clearly be within the area of Reliability Engineering or a closely related field; The Nominations and Awards Committee will make a recommendation for endorsement by the full voting ADCOM; No more than one award may be given in a calendar year; Unsuccessful candidates may be resubmitted in a following year; The ADCOM may elect not to give an award in a particular year.

Presentation: Annually, at the IEEE Reliability Society Awards Dinner at the RAMS Symposium. 

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Nominees will be considered according to the following prime criteria:

 

  • Reliability Contributions
    • Reliability Technical Contributions
    • Reliability Management Contributions
    • Reliability Publications
    • Contributions to Reliability Education
  • Professional Services to IEEE
    • ¬†Reliability Society Service
    • Other IEEE service positions¬†
Last Updated on 13 August 2013