To honor a person or persons with outstanding and pioneering contributions to academic and/or industrial research in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics. (Established in 2014)
$5,000 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.
The award will be administered by the IEEE Foundation and funded by a donation of $100K from Norm Zadeh managed by the IEEE Foundation.
No restriction. An awardee may be a non-IEEE member. The Award may be granted only to nominee(s) who has, or have, pioneered and developed innovative research, executed in either academe or industry, and has resulted in major scientific advances that are widely recognized in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics. Contributions must have been made at least 15 years prior to the award date.
Basis for Judging
Quality, originality, and significance of contribution in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and/or cybernetics.
At the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
- Stephen Grossberg
For seminal contributions to understanding brain cognition and behavior and their emulation by technology
- Jerry Mendel
For developing and promoting Type 2 Fuzzy Logic
- Ronald Yager
- Michio Sugeno
- Lotfi Zadeh (Honorary)