Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Description: The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer award recognizes significant contributions to early concepts and sustained developments in the field of fuzzy systems. This award recognizes two types of pioneering contributions: (1) fundamental understanding and (2) engineering application. This award is considered annually, and may be given to an individual or a group not exceeding three persons who contributed to the advancement of theory, technologies, and/or applications of fuzzy systems by inventing new technologies, creating innovative technical developments, implementing new products, or managing innovative product design or production processes. Up to three separate awards can be made in a single year.
Prize: Plaque plus US$2,500 honorarium, plus travel support for each recipient and one companion to attend award presentation in the year of the award.
Eligibility: Open to all.
Basis for Judging: Significance of contribution made at least 15 years prior to award date.
Presentation: The award should be received by the recipient(s) or his/her designate(s) at a major IEEE CIS conference (specifically IJCNN, FUZZ-IEEE, IEEE-CEC, or IEEE SSCI and IEEE WCCI in even years) in the same year the awards are conferred. If any award recipient or his/her designate cannot be present to receive the award, the award will be announced and the plaque, medal, and honorarium will be mailed immediately afterward.