IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation
About the Award
Description: This award will recognize outstanding contributions of an individual for his/her exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication that benefit the Robotics and Automation community. The award is named in honor of Professor George Saridis, the Founding President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Council, which later became the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, who exemplified the characteristics sought in nominees for this award. Up to two awards will be given each year.
Administration: The award will be administered by the Awards Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Awards Committee: The Awards Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society is established according to the RAS Bylaws, and is chaired or co-chaired by the Senior Past President. The seeking of nominations and selection of winners will be conducted in accordance with the Society Bylaws and Standing Rules.
Prize: $1,000 and a plaque.
Funding: Sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Eligibility: Only IEEE Robotics and Automation Society members are eligible.
Basis for Judging: Exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication that result in the professional growth of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Quality and significance of leadership that benefits the Robotics and Automation community.
Presentation: At the next IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society after a recipient has been selected.
Winners of this Award
"For his leadership in building institutions and in creating national and international programs to promote robotics and automation"
Peter B. Luh
"For exceptional vision and leadership in strengthening and promoting the field of automation science and engineering"
"For his exceptional leadership, innovations and contributions to advancing automation science and engineering, particularly public outreach and archival publications"
"For his leadership, innovation, and dedication in RAS conference activities"
"For his outstanding leadership in the robotics and automation community as a research innovator, an inspired educator, a dedicated contributor of professional service, an ambassador of science and technology"
"For pioneering and consolidating robotics as pervasive technology, with interdisciplinary and visionary ideas, extending RAS leadership through inclusiveness towards other communities"
"In recognition of his vision and leadership in introducing and nurturing important innovations in conferences in robotics and automation"
Award Not Presented
"For his leadership in the robotics and automation community, realized through innovative research, education, and service contributions"
"For exceptional leadership in RAS governance, publications and society procedures"
C.S. George Lee
"For leadership and contributions in RAS technical activities and conferences"
"For leadership in initiation of the Robotics and Automation Society, establishment of original awards, and promotion of world-wide conference activities"
"For leadership in expanding RAS technical activities to Japan and his contributions to RAS technical activities"