IEEE OES Presidential Award

2018 Presidential Award

Venugopalan Pallayil is presented the Presidential Award with appreciation and thanks for his outstanding service to the Society.

Venugopalan Pallayil receives the Presidential Award fromOES president Christian de Moustier.

Venugopalan Pallayil is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Head at the Acoustic Research Laboratory, Tropical Marine Science, National University of Singapore. He holds a Master’s degree in Physics and PhD in microwave electronics from Cochin University of Science and Technology. His research interest includes ambient noise measurement and imaging, underwater sensor system development and seabed characterization. In 2004, the project ROMANIS, a second generation ambient noise imaging system, won the Defence Technology Prize for best group project. He has published widely in many international journals and conferences. He has participated, on invitation, in three international research cruises in collaboration with U.S. universities towards understanding acoustic interactions with the seabed. Prior to moving to Singapore, he spent about 11 years at the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory, Cochin, as an R&D Scientist where he worked on airborne ASW sensor systems.

Venu has been a member of IEEE for the past 21 years and is a senior member since 2007. He is also a Member of Acoustical Society of America and Society of Acoustics, Singapore. He serves as a reviewer for many international journals and conferences. He served on the AdCom for IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society in 2016 as a nominated member and was again elected to serve for the period 2018-2020. He was one of the founding members of IEEE OES Singapore Chapter and served it in different capacities such as treasurer and Chair. As a leading member of the committee which initiated The Singapore AUV Challenge, an international student competition, he supported its activities in many capacities including its chairmanship. He has been the Chair for sponsorship for this event since 2013 and generates on an average $35K for running this competition. Venu was associated with the IEEE OES programme sub-committee for OTC Asia since 2014 and served as its Chair in 2018. In 2006 he served as the Chair for Finance for the OCEANS conference held in Singapore. He will be the General Chair for OCEANS 2020 Singapore.

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