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2016 Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award - Call for Nominations

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Due August 1, 2016

The Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award is an annual IEEE AESS award to recognize candidates that have recently received a Ph.D. degree and have written an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation that has made particularly noteworthy contributions in a field of interest of the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. Its purpose is to grant international recognition for the most outstanding Ph.D. dissertation by an AESS member in the year she/he is nominated. The winner of this distinguished award receives a commemorative plaque and a $1000 honorarium.

Robert (Bob) Tyler Hill (1935 – 2014) was an electrical engineer and Life Fellow of the IEEE who pioneered the development of ship-borne phased array radar systems and championed international cooperation between radar engineers. After his retirement, Bob worked with great enthusiasm, energy and success as an educator and proponent of the radar art, showing particular dedication to nurturing and inspiring the next generation of young engineers. This AESS award was dedicated to rising young engineers, established and named after Robert Tyler Hill to honor his remarkable legacy in technical excellence, international collaboration, and professional education.

The AESS is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Robert T. Hill award intended to recognize an AES society member who was awarded the PhD degree based upon a required dissertation in the past 12 months. To be eligible, a candidate must be a recent graduate of an accredited university that requires a dissertation to receive a Ph.D. degree.  The nominee should have been an IEEE AESS member or student member in good standing for at least one year at the time of nomination. Preferentially, the nominee should have been awarded the Ph.D. degree in the last 12 months prior to the nomination. Nominations are typically made by a dissertation advisor and are submitted using the nomination form found at AESS Awards ( A 200-word summary of the significance of the dissertation and two additional endorsing references will be required.

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Kathleen Kramer

Chair, 2016 Robert T. Hill Award Committee

AESS Vice President for Education

e-mail: [email protected]

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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