IEEE OES Presidential Award

2019 Presidential Award

Mohd Rizal Arshad is presented the Presidential Award for developing the IEEE OES Malaysian Chapter, helping with OTC Asia and running USYS (Underwater SYStems Technologies) series of conferences with IEEE and OES and forging collaborations among ocean researchers in the region.

He will receive the award at the OES ExCom meeting in Singapore because of his schedule.

Mohd Rizal Arshad organised USYS conf in 2006 (Penang), 2008 (Bali), 2010 (Cyberjaya), 2012 (Malacca), 2014 (Shah Alam), 2016 (Kuala Lumpur), 2017 (Penang) and 2018 (Wuhan) with his colleagues.  For IEEE USYS2020 it will be organised in Xi’an, China.  Rizal and his colleagues have also organised annual National Technical Seminar on Underwater System and Technology (NUSYS) since 2007 until now. This year NUSYS2020 will be held in Dec 2019. A number of ROV competitions were also organised with the Malaysian Ministry of Education for High School Students. For the past two years, they have initiated the Malaysian AUV (MAUV) Competitions among the undergraduate students.  For the regional collaborations, he has worked closely with friends in ITB, Bandung Indonesia and NUS, Singapore. The most recent one was to assist in the establishment of IEEE OES Wuhan Chapter and forging research cooperation with Indian counterparts. As it is, with his all ongoing activities, we are happy that his efforts have got OES recognition.

IEEE OES Presidential Award

Title:  IEEE OES Presidential Award

Description. The award will be presented to an OES member giving volunteer time on a regular basis. This award allows the Society to recognize the work done by an individual at a more basic level, i.e. not in the Administration of the Society. The purpose is to fill in a gap between a simple “thanks” and a Distinguished Service Award.

Administration. Administered by the Oceanic Engineering Society

Eligibility. The recipient shall be a member of the IEEE in good standing of at least the grade of Graduate Student Member, and a member of the Oceanic Engineering Society. Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.

Prize Items. Medallion plaque

Frequency:  Annual. The award will be given only if a suitable awardee is identified.

Funds.  Potential cost of a conference registration, lodging and travel for the recipient if not already a registrant of the conference where the award is presented. The award itself has no cash prize. The society’s budget includes the expenses for this award and the Society budget is net positive with the inclusion of the award.

Nominee Solicitation. No solicitation outside the Executive Committee. The President would make the selection with recommendations from the Executive Committee (ExCom) and review from the Awards Committee.

Awards Committee. The Panel for the Presidential Award shall be the Junior Past President as Chair, the Senior Past President, and another Past President.

Schedule. This Award is internal to the OES governance. The selection must be made by the end of June.

Selection/Basis for Judging. The President will make the selection based on returns from the Awards Committee and input from the Executive Committee. The selection will be based on the merit and the level of involvement into Society activities.

Presentation. The Award will be presented at the Fall OCEANS conference.

Publicity. There is no call for this Award.


Past IEEE OES Presidential Award Recipients

2018     Venugopalan Pallayil

2017     Philippe Courmontagne

2016     M. A. Atmanand

2015     Franz S. Hover

2014     Harumi Sujimatsu