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Sajjad (Saj) Durrani Technology Achievement Award

April 18 @ 08:00 - June 9 @ 17:00 EDT

Sajjad (Saj) Durrani Technology Achievement Award

Description

The award is given in memory of Dr. Sajjad (Saj) Durrani, an IEEE Fellow, a former Chair of the Washington Section and longstanding IEEE volunteer who exhibited the qualities of outstanding leadership in the field of global and satellite communications while mentoring his colleagues, promoting diversity in the workplace and exhibiting peaceful scientific pursuits.

This distinguished IEEE award is to be jointly presented annually by the Washington (WASH) and Northern Virginia (NOVA) Sections. The award is to recognize an IEEE member who has made notable contributions to the profession in the area of communications. These may include, but not be limited to: global and/or satellite, fiber optic, copper, landline, or microwave communications. The award further recognizes the IEEE member for mentoring and advising others, for promoting diversity, and for pursuing peaceful scientific initiatives for the benefit of humanity.
The award is given primarily for technical achievement, but it also carries evidence that the nominee has the same personal qualities that were displayed by Dr. Durrani.

Award
Plaque

Eligibility
The recipient must be a member of IEEE, Washington or Northern Virginia Section, in good standing, at time of nomination.

Basis for Judging
Nominees will be judged in accordance with the following criteria:
Evidence of significant contribution(s) to the design and development of communication hardware and/or software.
Evidence of mentoring in IEEE and/or among colleagues.
Evidence of promoting diversity among colleagues.
Evidence of peaceful scientific pursuits in the workplace as documented by nomination and/or endorsement letters submitted by IEEE members.
Presentation
Award to be presented at the annual IEEE WASH and NOVA Joint Section Awards
Banquet.

Nomination/Endorsement Form
Nominations are to be sent to durraniaward@ieee.org email address.

Directions for nominations and endorsements are at (URL needs to go here). Deadline for submissions for 2022 is June 30. Questions should be addressed to durraniaward@ieee.org.

Award Recipients
All Sajjad (Saj) Durrani Technology Achievement Award recipients will be listed on the awardees page of the WASH and NOVA websites.
IEEE Award Policy
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NOMINATORS AND ENDORSERS
IEEE Policy 4.4 (Limitations of Awards) states the following:
“No person shall receive an award, or be the nominator or reference for a nomination for a candidate for an award, who, at any stage of the recipient-selection process for that award, is eligible to vote on who shall receive that award. This conflict-of-interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units.”
With reference to the WASH-NOVA Sections, this Policy affects Members of the respective Awards Committee*, and voting members of the WASH and NOVA Administrative Committees* *
* The Awards Committee prepares a slate of candidates for the IEEE WASH and NOVA annual awards.
** The Administrative Committee approves the award slate proposed by the Awards Committee.

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Nomination and Endorsement Form

Joint IEEE WASH and NOVA Sections Sajjad (Saj) Durrani Technology Achievement Award

Revised: March 2022
The award is to recognize an IEEE member who has made notable contributions to the profession in the area of communications. These may include, but not be limited to: global and/or satellite, fiber optic, copper, landline, or microwave communications. The award further recognizes the IEEE member for mentoring and advising others, for promoting diversity, and, for pursuing peaceful scientific initiatives for the benefit of humanity.
The award is given primarily for technical achievement, but it also carries evidence that the nominee has the same personal qualities that were displayed by Dr. Durrani.
Guidelines
⦁ General Guidelines:
⦁ Additional space may be used for elaboration of any item used below to describe the candidate.
⦁ Nominator should prepare this form and select endorsers based on their knowledge of the nominee’s suitability for the award.
⦁ Nominator should share contents of nomination form with endorsers, but endorsers are requested to communicate their views only to durraniaward@ieee.org email address. Deadline for receipt of all material for 2022, is June 30.
⦁ Nominator: Although preferable, does not have to be an IEEE member.

Name, Address (city, state, postal code, country), Telephone (mobile)/e-mail

How long have you known the candidate and in what capacity?

 

Nominee: Must be an IEEE member at time of nomination.

 

  • Name:
  • Home address:
  • Email:
  • IEEE Member number:
  • Current professional affiliation and title – or last title if retired:
  • Education: Denote honorary degrees received with an H:
  • Institution Degree Year Honors

 

Principal Employment, Years, Description:

Basis of Nomination: This distinguished IEEE award recognizes an IEEE member who has made notable contributions to the profession in the communications field, including but not limited to the areas stated above, and who has been recognized for mentoring and advising colleagues, for promoting diversity and for pursuing peaceful scientific initiatives for the benefit of humanity.
Evidence of a nominee’s outstanding technical contributions that advance communication design and development may include novelty, timeliness, impact, significance, duration and extent of concept design and application. These contributions may also include development of a new theory, device, component and/or technique. Please provide this evidence below. Include information of salient contributions that may be found in referenced papers, design notebooks, or in hardware and software manuals or marketing brochures. In addition to citing the nominee’s technical contributions, provide evidence of the nominee embracing mentoring within IEEE, initiatives taken to achieve diversity and initiatives taken to pursue peaceful uses of technology for the benefit of humanity. These latter attributes should be discussed and documented. Limit to 500 words maximum.

4. Endorsers: Although preferable, endorsers do not have to be IEEE members. Endorsers shall be advised by nominator to include in their support letters a statement indicating how long they have known the candidate and in what capacity. The support letters need to be submitted directly to durraniaward@ieee.org.

Name/affiliation Address (city, postal code, state, country) Telephone/Email

 

Details

Start:
April 18 @ 08:00 EDT
End:
June 9 @ 17:00 EDT