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Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award

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The Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award is an annual AESS 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.

Chair of the Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award:

BoG (2016-2018); VP Education; Distinguished Lecturers Chair; AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2017-2018); Online Tutorials Chair; Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award Chair; Cyber Security Panel Chair

Call for Nominations Extended to September 30 - 2016 Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award
The Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award is an annual IEEE AESS award to recognize candidates who 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 US$1000 honorarium. Read more.
 
Nominations due 30 September 2016​

Please use this Nomination Form to nominate a candidate for the Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award. 

Prize: 
$1,000 Honorarium and a Plaque
Funding: 
Funded by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
Eligibility: 
Graduate of an accredited university which requires a dissertation to receive a Ph.D. degree
Presentation: 
At an AESS or IEEE Conference
2015 - "Robust Covariance Matrix Estimation for Radar Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP)"

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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