College of Computing Annual Awards and Honors

The 24th Annual College of Computing Awards Celebration will be held April 21st at 11:30 a.m. in the Klaus Atrium.

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 using form links to 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."

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.

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: $1000

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: $1000

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

The Raytheon Faculty Fellowship
The James C. Edenfield Fellowship

The College is seeking applications for the Raytheon E-Systems and James C. Edenfield Faculty Fellowship interdisciplinary seed grant awards. These awards will be made to provide support for one half-time Graduate Research Assistant for the academic year, co-advised by two College Faculty from different Schools. The purpose of these awards is to foster innovative research and inter-School collaboration within the College. The nomination should include the following: 

  • The names of the individuals and their units.
  • A brief description (no more than 2 pages) of a project or initiative that can be carried out in one year that demonstrates collaboration between at least two of the three CoC schools/divisions (CS, IC, CSE).
  • An impact statement (no more than 1 page) that indicates how successful completion of the project or initiative demonstrates college-wide leadership in interdisciplinary research.

The Raytheon Faculty Fellowship and the James C. Edenfield Faculty Fellowship are two separate awards. They have the same criteria for recipients, so they share one nomination form, but are two different funds.

Nominees may want to consider describing in general terms how the Fellowship funds will be used to foster cross-college collaboration. Nominations are due to the Associate Dean for Research no later than February 15, 2015. Results will be announced at the College's Spring Awards Ceremony.

Selected by: the Dean and Associate Dean for Research

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: $2500
  • 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 tudents 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: $2500
  • 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

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: $1,000
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty

Winner selected by MS Coordinators

Marshall D. Williamson Fellowship

Established by Billie L. 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: $2,500
  • Who Can Nominate: Faculty

Winner selected by MS Coordinators

UPDATE: Submissions for this year's CoC Dissertation Awards are closed. Thank you for your submission!

 

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 
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)