Awards

In addition to awards made by the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE SENSORS Conference Series for Best Poster and Best Student Papers, the IEEE Sensors Council sponsors several annual awards:

  • IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award – 4 Awards:
    Awards are available in two fields: Sensors and Sensor Systems or Networks; within each field, an Early Career and an Advanced Career award will be given.
  • IEEE Sensors Council Meritorious Service Award
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Runner-Up Award
  • IEEE Sensors Council Early Career (Young Professionals) Award

ANNUAL NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 29th


The IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award (4 Awards given) honors a person with outstanding technical contributions within the scope of the IEEE Sensors Council, as documented by publications and patents. It is based on the general quality and originality of contributions. The winner of this Award is presented with a plaque and $2,000 check. Awards are available in two fields: Sensors and Sensor Systems or Networks; within each field, an Early Career and an Advanced Career award will be given. Early career awards are for individuals within 15 years of receiving the first degree. Advanced career awards are for individuals beyond 15 years of the first degree. The same application form should be used for both Early Career and Advanced Career awards and applications should be directed to the respective field award committee chairs:

2018 Committee Chairs:


The IEEE Sensors Council Meritorious Service Award honors a person with outstanding long-term service to the IEEE Sensors Council. It is based on dedication, effort, and contributions. The winner of this Award is presented with a plaque and $2,000 check. Please send nominations to the meritorious service award committee chair.

2018 Committee Chair:


The IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper and Runner Up Award recognizes the best paper(s) published in the IEEE Sensors Journal during the past calendar year preceding the award. It is based on general quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness. The winners of the Award are presented with a certificate and $2,000 split equally among the authors. The Runner Up winners receive a certificate. Please send nominations to the best paper award committee chair.

2018 Committee Chair:


The IEEE Sensors Council Early Career (Young Professionals) Award is given annually to promote, recognize and support contributions from young professional members within the fields of interest of the IEEE Sensors Council. This award is not limited to recognizing technical achievements; it also recognizes leadership in service, education, innovation, entrepreneurship or in furthering the goals of the IEEE Young Professionals program in the fields of interested of the Council.
Eligible candidates must be IEEE Young Professionals by the time of the deadline.
The winner of this Sensors Council Award is presented with a plaque and $1,000 check and up to $1,000 for expenses to travel to the conference. Please send nominations to the YP award committee chair.

2018 Committee Chair:


Sensors Council Award Procedures:

The detailed procedures are available in the official Sensors Council Award Procedures

The annual awards are presented at the Banquet of the  IEEE SENSORS Conference (held typically in October or November each year).

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