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Nomination Process


The Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award recognizes an individual who has made innovative and substantial technical contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation in the early stages of her or his career. Full members of the IEEE at any level (regular, senior, or fellow grades), whose highest educational degree has been awarded no more than eight years prior to the date of the award, shall be considered based on contributions to the field of EDA. Contributions will be measured based on technical merit, and creativity in performing research, and will be assessed based on the published record of the individual and the references accompanying the nomination. The award is intended to be equally available to contributors from academic and industrial institutions. Some of the specific criteria used will be the current and potential impact of the individual's contributions, as well as contributions to the profession at large.

The nomination can be made by anyone who is familiar with the individual’s work. 

Before you complete the online form you must have the following information and supporting documents to complete the nomination:

  • Name, affiliation, and contact information of the nominating individual
  • Nominee biographical information, including education and employment history
  • Proposed citation (which IEEE CEDA may adjust)
  • At least three professional reference/endorsement letters need to be provided at the time of the nomination
  • Up to 3 Significant Papers and/or a Project file (pdf format)

Additionally, you must provide one or both of the following:

  • A selection of no more than three papers published by the nominee, with comments by the nominator limited to 100 words per paper.
  • A description of projects led by or contributed to by the nominee, with clear articulation of the role the nominee played and the relevant contributions.
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