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Nominate a Candidate for the Career and Service Awards

Do you know an IEEE ComSoc member or ICT engineering professional making an impact in our industry or society? Are you making a significant contribution to our field or society? Nominate a peer for an IEEE ComSoc Award now.

Deadline 1 September extended to 24 September

Submit a Nomination

This award is present annually by the IEEE Communications Society and The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS) for exemplary and distinguished service in globalization.

Plaque, certificate, and an honorarium of US$2,000 and up to US$1,500 for travel to receive the award.

Recipient must be a member of ComSoc or KICS at the time of nomination.

Basis for Judging
Outstanding and long-term service fostering and advancing globalization within the communications arena.

Nomination/Selection Process
ComSoc Awards Committee will handle the evaluation and selection process. Nominations will be solicited each year, up to the nominations deadline decided by the Awards Committee.

The award will be presented annually (as appropriate) by the presidents of both societies during IEEE GLOBECOM. The award will not be conferred in any given year if a suitable candidate is not identified.

Administration and Funding
KICS will provide the honorarium and partial travel support; ComSoc will provide the plaque and certificate.

Nominations due 1 September unless otherwise noted.


2022 Award Recipient

Ana Garcia Armada

For exemplary and distinguished service to foster globalization in IEEE Communications Society and improve its online presence

Ana Garcia Armada
Ana Garcia Armada, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Ana Garcia Armada is a Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain. She has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Bell Labs, and University of Southampton. Her research mainly focuses on signal processing applied to wireless communications. She has published more than 200 papers in conferences and journals and she holds five patents. She serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society and ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies. She has been a member of the organizing committee of several conferences, including IEEE Globecom 2021 as the General Chair.  She has been Member at Large of the Board of Governors and Director of Online Content and is now (2022-23) Vice President of Member and Global Activities of IEEE ComSoc. She has received several awards from UC3M, the third place Bell Labs Prize 2014, the outstanding service award from the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics technical committee and the outstanding service award from the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering standing committee.


2021 - No Award
2020 - No Award
2019 - Stefano Bregni
2018 - No Award
2017 - Byeong Gi Lee
2015-2016 - No Award
2014 - Lin-shan Lee

2012-2013 - No Award
2011 - J. Roberto Boisson de Marca
2010 - Roberto Saracco
2009 - Tomonori Aoyama
2008 - Maurizio Decina
2007 - Stephen B. Weinstein