The IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee and the IEEE VR
Steering Committee are pleased to introduce a new annual award for the
Best Dissertation in the broad field of Virtual and Augmented Reality.
One award will be given each year, and the recipient will receive a cash
prize of $500 along with a free registration for the IEEE Virtual
Reality Conference, where they will be invited to make a short presentation.
Deadline: December 31, 2015
All dissertations that have been successfully defended during the two
calendar year period prior to the award deadline (e.g. January 1, 2014 –
December 31, 2015 for the 2016 award) are eligible for consideration.
In the future, resubmissions of unsuccessful nominations from prior
years will be welcomed, as long as the dissertation defense date remains
within the period of eligibility.
There is no limit on the number of nominations that can be made from any
single institution or advisor.
Nomination materials should be sent by email to <[hidden email]>
and must include:
• The title and abstract of the dissertation;
• The name of the candidate;
• The name of the candidate’s primary advisor;
• The name of the institution where the dissertation was defended;
• The date of the dissertation defense;
• A 1-2 page summary of the significance of the dissertation research,
including references if applicable;
• An electronic copy of the full dissertation or a pointer to where it
can be obtained
• One letter of recommendation, up to 1 page in length, ideally from the
candidate’s primary advisor.
All nominations will be carefully reviewed by a committee of experts,
selected by the IEEE VR Steering Committee. Factors that will be
considered when choosing the winning entry include: the significance and
impact of the technical contributions of the work, and the clarity with
which these contributions are communicated.