Tom Conte chosen to chair both the IEEE Harry Goode Memorial Award and the W. Wallace McDowell Award committees.

February 27, 2006

Dr. Tom Conte, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director, Center for Embedded Systems, has been chosen to chair both the IEEE Harry Goode Memorial Award and the W. Wallace McDowell Award committees.

The Harry Goode Memorial Award is given by the IEEE Computer Society.

Recipients are selected on the basis of achievements in the information processing field which are considered either a single contribution of theory, design, or technique of outstanding significance, or the accumulation of important contributions on theory or practice over an extended time period, the total of which represents an outstanding contribution.

The W. Wallace McDowell award is an IEEE award given for outstanding recent theoretical, design, educational, practical, or other similar innovative contribution that falls within the scope of Computer Society interest. The award may be given for a single contribution of great merit or a series of lesser contributions that have had or are expected to have an important influence on the computer field. The W. Wallace McDowell award is the one of the highest technical award made solely by the Computer Society where selection of the awardee is based on the highest level of outstanding technical accomplishment and achievement.