College of Computing Annual Awards and Honors

The 26th Annual College of Computing Awards Celebration will be held in April of 2017.

Nominations for the CoC Awards are solicited via email (but you do not need the email to nominate). During the nomination period, nominations are submitted to awards@cc.gatech.edu for each of the nomination descriptions below. Nomination endorsements are not accepted. Instead, endorsers should simply submit a nomination, using their endorsement statement as the "reason for nominating."

Nomination Process

Each nomination MUST include the following information via email to awards@cc.gatech.edu.

Information about you, the nominator:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • How do you know the nominee?
Information about the nominee
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Why are you nominating this person for this particular award?
  • Please include facts as well as opinion.

We encourage you to consult with your school and college award committee chairs for advice and support in making GT nominations. For a list of this year's school and college award committee chairs, please click HERE.

Nomination Deadlines

Most award nominations are due on the 2nd Friday in February with the exception of the Williamson and Jackson Fellowship awards, where nominations must be received no later than the first Friday in January.

Please email the awards committee mailbox with any questions.

Dean's Office Awards

The Dean’s Award

This annual award is given to the person (or persons) in the College who, in the Dean’s opinion, represents the best of the College recognizing outstanding dedication to the College.

  • Award Amount: Determined by the fund

Selected by the Dean

The Lester Endowment Award

Established by Faye R. and James D. Lester III, this annual award is to recognize faculty members in the College of Computing whose research in Internet phenomena is deemed noteworthy.

  • Award Amount: Determined by the fund

Selected at the discretion of the Dean or his/her appointed designee(s).

The Edenfield Faculty Fellowship Award

The College is seeking applications for the James C. Edenfield Faculty Fellowship Award. This award will be made in one half-time Graduate Research Assistant for the following academic year or the equivalent. The purpose of this award is to recognize Faculty who have made particular strides in their area of research and to enable that outstanding individual to further strengthen their scholarly activities in the College of Computing.

Selected by: the Dean and/or his appointed designee.

Faculty Awards

The William A “gus” Baird Faculty Teaching Award

Associate and Full Professors are eligible. Nominees should have taught at least two courses for a minimum of six credits during the previous calendar year, with at least one being an undergraduate course. An individual may receive this award not more than once every four years.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Students, Staff

Similar Institute Awards to consider in addition - 

We encourage you to also consider an Institute nomination for the:

  • Class of 1940 Outstanding Teacher
Outstanding Senior Faculty Research

Associate and Full Professors are eligible. Criteria for this award include the quality of publications and the significance and impact of research. An individual may receive this award not more than once every four years.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty

Similar Institute Awards to consider in addition - 

We encourage you to also consider an Institute nomination for the:

  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor
  • Outstanding Achievement in Research Program Development
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Author
  • Outstanding Achievement in Research Innovation
  • Senior faculty outstanding undergraduate research mentor
  • Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award
  • Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award
Outstanding Junior Faculty Research

Only Assistant Professors are eligible. Criteria for this award include the quality of publications and the significance and impact of research. An individual may receive this award not more than once every four years.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty

Similar Institute Awards to consider in addition - 

We encourage you to also consider an Institute nomination for the:

  • Junior faculty Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor
  • Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award
  • Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award

Assistant Professors are eligible. The award recognizes outstanding untenured educators. Recipients are selected for extraordinary effectiveness in classroom teaching, educational innovations, inspiration transmitted to students, direct impact and involvement with students, and impact on the postgraduate success of students.

  • Award amount: Determined by the fund
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty and Students
The Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award

Assistant Professors are eligible. The award recognizes inspirational untenured professors and mentors. Recipients are selected based upon contributions that inspire, recruit, develop, and uplift students to reach for their dreams and to excel. Many types of contributions can be considered inspirational, such as K-12 outreach, recruitment and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups, successful advising and research activities that result in extraordinary student accomplishments, and receipt of awards based on student votes.

  • Award amount: Determined by the fund
  • Who can nominate: Faculty and Students
Faculty Mentor Award

The Faculty Mentor Award is given annually to a tenure-track Faculty member. The award recognizes the time and the effort that tenure-track Faculty members spend in mentoring Faculty and to appreciate Mentors' service to the College and computing communities. Award selected jointly by the CoC Awards Committee and the ADVANCE Professor.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Tenure-Track Faculty
Outstanding Instructor

For non-tenure track Faculty. Some qualities to consider when making a nomination: enthusiastic about teaching, thorough knowledge of subject being taught, genuine interest in making an impact, excellent communication skills, responsive to students, available and accessible to students

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Students

Similar Institute Awards to consider in addition - 

We encourage you to also consider an Institute nomination for the:

  • CETL Undergraduate Educator Award
  • CETL innovation in laboratory instruction Award
Outstanding Research Scientist

For outstanding research by a research scientist (all ranks). Criteria for this award include the quality of publications and the significance and impact of research. An individual may receive this award not more than once every four years.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty
Outstanding Post Doctorate Research

This award is given for outstanding research by a postdoc nominated by the faculty. Criteria for this award include the quality of publications and the significance and impact of research.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty

Graduate Student Awards​

​Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

An individual Teaching Assistant may not receive this award more than once. Some qualities to consider when making a nomination: enthusiastic about teaching, thorough knowledge of subject being taught, genuine interest in making an impact, excellent communication skills, responsive to students, available and accessible to students

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty
Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant

This student must be a Graduate Research Assistant.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty
MS Research Award

This award recognizes outstanding research conducted by a master’s student, which often results in publication, technical reports, invention disclosures, useful software tools, or other tangible research deliverables.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty
CS 7001 Research Award
Recipients nominated by CS 7001 Instructors for outstanding research in CS 7001.
 
  • Award Amount: $250
  • Who Can Nominate: CS 7001 Instructors

Selected by: Recipients can be nominated by CS 7001 Instructors

CoC Dissertation Award

The College of Computing Dissertation Award recognizes and encourages superior research and writing by College of Computing Ph.D. students. Eligible dissertations should have been successfully defended between October of last year and September of this year. You may also choose to nominate a dissertation for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Nominations for this award are collected in August and voted on shortly after, due to the ACM Awards Deadline. Winners will be a part of the annual ceremony.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Ph.D. Advisors

Submissions for this award is accepted in August. Please contact the CoC Awards Committee with questions.

Similar Institute Awards to consider in addition - 

We encourage you to also consider an Institute nomination for the:

  • Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award
The Donald V. Jackson Fellowship

Established by Jeannie Jackson in memory of her husband, Don Jackson, a 1971 master’s graduate of IS and a 1965 bachelor’s graduate of the math department. This award supports the Master’s program and is awarded to a well-rounded, first-year Master's student (typically 3 recipients - 1 from each school within the College of Computing) who best embodies Don’s values of academic excellence and leadership. 

  • Award Amount: Determined by the fund
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty
  • Awards nominations must be received no later than Friday, January 8, 2016 via awards@cc.gatech.edu.

Winner selected by MS Coordinators

Marshall D. Williamson Fellowship

Established by Billie I. Williamson in memory of her husband, Marshall Williamson, a 1969 master’s graduate of IS. This award will support the Master’s program and be awarded to a well-rounded, second-year Master's student who best embodies Marshall’s values of academic excellence and leadership (typically 4 recipients - 1 each for CS, CSE, HCI and Info Sec).

  • Award Amount: Determined by the fund
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty
  • Awards nominations must be received no later than Friday, January 8, 2016 via awards@cc.gatech.edu.

Winner selected by MS Coordinators

Undergraduate Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

An individual Teaching Assistant may not receive this award more than once. Criteria to consider include: enthusiastic about teaching, thorough knowledge of subject being taught, genuine interest in making an impact, excellent communication skills, responsive to students, available and accessible to students, this student must be an undergraduate

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty 
Outstanding Undergraduate Research

This student must be an undergraduate.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty
Outstanding Freshman

Based on GPA and demonstration of leadership through extracurricular activities.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Staff, Students
Outstanding Sophomore

Based on GPA and demonstration of leadership through extracurricular activities.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Staff, Students 
EDS Rising Senior Award / Outstanding Junior
Based on GPA and demonstration of leadership through extracurricular activities.
 
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Staff, Students 
Outstanding Senior

Based on GPA and demonstration of leadership through extracurricular activities.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Staff, Students 

Staff Awards

Outstanding Staff in a Supervisory Position

Nominee should have made significant achievements contributing to the fulfillment of the mission of the College and of Georgia Tech. An individual may receive this award not more than once every four years. Criteria may include: helping implement new procedures & programs, making improvements on existing programs, demonstrating soundness of decisions, providing leadership within the College or throughout the Institute.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Students, Staff

Similar Institute Awards to consider in addition - 

We encourage you to also consider an Institute nomination for the:

  • Staff Recognition Awards (both)
Outstanding Staff in a Non-Supervisory Position

Nominee should have made significant achievements contributing to the fulfillment of the mission of the College and of Georgia Tech. An individual may receive this award not more than once every four years. Criteria may include: helping implement new procedures & programs, making improvements on existing programs, demonstrating soundness of decisions, providing leadership within the College or throughout the Institute.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Students, Staff

Similar Institute Awards to consider in addition - 

We encourage you to also consider an Institute nomination for the:

  • Staff Recognition Awards (both)
Outstanding Staff for Community Leadership Award

Nominee should have experience in working as a team or in an effort to mobilize or motivate others. They should not have fixed a problem or created a new endeavor alone, but rather have worked within the entire College community towards a solution that impacts the long-term health of the college community and its people. Criteria may include leadership within the College or throughout the Institute. Through stewardship, accountability to their community, involvement or inclusion of colleagues, or sharing ideas to a part of a group that is a significant achievement contributing to the fulfillment of the mission of the College and of Georgia Tech. An individual may receive any staff award not more than once every four years.

  • Award Amount: $500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty, Students, Staff

Similar Institute Awards to consider in addition - 

We encourage you to also consider an Institute nomination for the:

  • Staff Recognition Awards (both)

 

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