Award Committees

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Paper Awards Committee, Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee, Aaron D. Wyner Award Selection Committee, James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Committee, Thomas M. Dissertation Award Committee
Paper Awards Committee
The Paper Awards Committee shall consist of at least nine members representing all major technical areas in the Society. At least four members shall have served as Associate Editors, Senior Editors or Guest Editors of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory or the Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory within the past three years. The 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents of the Society shall serve as ex-officio voting members of this Committee, with the 1st Vice President serving as Chair. At least two members of the Committee (in addition to the two Officers) shall be members of the Board. The Committee shall be appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee no later than January 31st. The Committee shall be responsible for submitting a recommendation to the Board for the Information Theory Society Paper Award. It is also responsible for selecting the recipient(s) of the Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award, and for contributing members to serve on the IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award selection committee.
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee
The Claude E. Shannon Award Committee shall consist of the President (who shall serve as Chair), the 1st Vice-President, the 2nd Vice-President, and four other members appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee before January 15th. At least three of the appointed members shall be former Claude E. Shannon Award winners, and at least one of the appointed members shall be the current, or a former, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory or the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory. Typically the appointed members of the Committee will serve for two years, in staggered terms. The Committee is charged with deciding whether to name a Claude E. Shannon Award winner for the following year and with selecting a winner.
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee
The Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Committee shall consist of the President (who shall serve as Chair), the Junior Past-President, and three additional members appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee before January 15th. At least two members shall be former Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award winners. Typically the appointed members of the Committee will serve for two years, in staggered terms. The Committee is charged with deciding whether to name an Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award winner for the year and with selecting a winner.
James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Committee
The James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Committee shall consist of a Chair (appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee), the 2nd Vice President, and three additional Society members (at least one of whom must be a member of the Board) appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee before January 15th. Typically the Chair and members of the Committee will serve for three years, with members serving in staggered terms.  The Committee is charged with deciding whether to name a James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars winner for the year and with selecting a winner.
Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Committee
The Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Committee shall consist of a Chair (appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee), the 1st Vice-President, and at least three other Society members (at least one of whom must be a member of the Board) appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee before January 15th. Typically the Chair and members of the Committee will serve for three years, with members serving in staggered terms. The Committee is charged with deciding whether to name a Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award winner for the year and with selecting a winner.