Systems Council Awards and Recognition

The Systems Council offers several awards, which are typically presented at one of the two flagship conferences:

The Awards Committee has established the following nominations processes for each of its awards. Please refer to the individual awards pages and forms for nomination procedures and requirements.

Nominations for the Outstanding Service Awards and James O. Gray Scholarships close on 1 March 2023.

Awards Chair

Robert C. Rassa

Raytheon (Retired)
United States
2 (Eastern U.S.)

Systems Journal Best Paper Award


The Systems Journal Best Paper Award of the IEEE Systems Council will be given annually to the papers deemed the best among those published in the IEEE Systems Journal during the preceding calendar year.

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James O. Gray Scholarship

Named in memory of James O. Gray, the scholarship recognizes students pursuing studies in process control systems engineering, plant automation or instrumentation & measurement.

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IEEE Fellow

IEEE Fellow is a distinction conferred by the Board of Directors upon select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership.

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