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Call for Nominations: IEEE AESS Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award

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Call for Nominations
IEEE AESS Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award

The Robert T. Hill Memorial Award for “Best Ph.D. Dissertation” is an annual award to recognize candidates that have recently received a Ph.D. degree and have written an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in the 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. 

An eligible candidate must be a graduate of an accredited university which requires a dissertation to receive a Ph.D. degree.  The nominee should be an IEEE/AESS member for more than 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. The Ph.D. dissertation has to be deemed to have made a particularly noteworthy contribution in the AESS Field of Interest. Prize Items consist of an honorarium of $1,000 and a plaque. Nominations are due by 1 September, if the award is to be presented in the following year.  

Submit nominations and any questions to the IEEE/AESS VP for Education, Dr Joe Fabrizio, or IEEE/AESS Awards Chairman, Erwin Gangl, at .  See for the AESS Field of Interest and for more details on the award.


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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