Early Career Award


To recognize outstanding scientists or engineers who, early in their career, contributed to major advancements of theory, technologies, and/or applications of systems science & engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics. (Established in 2014)


$1,000 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.


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


Any scientist or engineer in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics who is an IEEE Young Professional member, or who is not over 35 years old in the calendar year when the recipient of the award is selected, is eligible.

Basis for Judging

Quality, originality, and significance of research and/or industrial contributions. Contributions to either the theory or applications of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics will be considered equally. The impact of the nominee(s) on the field as evidenced by publications, patents, products, or other tangible items will also be evaluated and must be highly significant and widely recognized.


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

Past Awardees


  • Chao Shen
    For significant contributions to theory and industrial applications of intelligent system control and security


  • Xiaojie Su
    For significant contributions to the theory and industrial applications of fuzzy control


  • Dongrui Wu