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Outstanding Service to Humanity Award

Description

To recognize technical and professional achievements or endeavors of an engineer or scientist in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics that have resulted in a significant impact on humanity. (Established in 2014)

Prize

$2,000 and a Plaque. Up to two (2) awards made annually. No award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified. Multiple recipients will each receive a Plaque and equally share the award prize.

Funding

Funded by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.

Eligibility

Any engineer or scientist in the field of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics is eligible.

Basis for Judging

Conferred upon an engineer or scientist in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics who has made significant humanitarian contributions to the advancement of the well-being of humanity. Factors include: the nature, value, and importance of the contribution, the accumulated impact of the candidate's contribution, and how much the contribution increases the overall quality of life in society. Consideration will also be given as to the particulars of the application of the engineer's or scientist's expertise and skills in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics to their contribution. External letters of recommendations will be required.

Presentation

At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.