IEEE Fellows

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred on members with extraordinary records of professional accomplishments in computing.

About IEEE Fellows

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any IEEE field of interest.

The nomination cycle is opened every year. Check back to this page periodically for updates. The IEEE Fellow Nomination cycle for the Fellow Class of 2024 is now closed.

IEEE Fellow Eligibility

To be nominated as a Fellow, a recipient must:

  • Have accomplishments that have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society;
  • Hold Senior Member or Life Senior Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted; and
  • Have been a member in good standing in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of elevation.

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Nomination Process

Any person, including non-IEEE members, is eligible to serve as a nominator. The following are exceptions: members of the IEEE Board of Directors, members of the IEEE Fellow Committee, IEEE Society/Technical Council Fellow Evaluating Committee Chairs, members of IEEE Society/Technical Council Fellow Evaluating Committee reviewing the nomination, or IEEE Staff. Self-nomination is not permitted.

Nominators, please complete the following tasks:

  • Preparing the IEEE Fellow Grade Nomination Form. See the Guides below.
  • The nominator is responsible for soliciting at least three, but no more than five, references capable of assessing the nominee’s contributions.
    (NOTE: A reference must be an IEEE Fellow in good standing. The following individuals are ineligible to serve as IEEE Fellow references: members of the IEEE Board of Directors, members of the Fellow Committee, members of the IEEE Society/Technical Council Fellow Evaluating Committee reviewing the nomination or IEEE Staff. In addition, a nominator may not serve as a reference for a nomination he/she is submitting.
    Exception: References will be accepted if a reference is an IEEE Senior or Life Senior member from Region 9, in good standing and the nominee they are serving as a reference resides in Region 9).
  • There is the option of soliciting no more than three endorsements capable of supporting the nomination. Any person, including non-IEEE members, may submit an endorsement.
  • Identify an IEEE Society/Technical Council whose evaluating committee will assess the nominee’s technical qualifications and contributions.

Find out more about the IEEE Fellows Program and evaluation process.

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IEEE Fellows Resources



Some changes to the Nomination Form have been made but are not yet reflected in any of the handbooks or guidelines.

It is essential that a nominator reads the How to Write an Effective Nomination document (PDF, 820 KB)



Fellows Committee

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The Fellows Committee assists the IEEE Fellows Committee in recognizing IEEE members who, in its opinion, meet the qualifications for the grade of Fellow because of contributions to the areas of interest to the Society. The committee members must determine whether the work of each candidate is recognized and considered outstanding in the Society’s field of interest. The committee provides a succinct statement of the candidate’s qualifications for a Fellow grade. The members rate the candidate’s contributions relative to the contributions of IEEE Fellows.  The Fellows Committee chair is responsible for merging the evaluators’ input into a coherent whole, for reaching consensus with the committee on ranking the candidates, and for making the final decision on the content of the evaluation forms.

The Fellows Committee chair and vice chair are appointed by the president-elect.  The chair recruits committee members who are Society members chosen from among those of fellow grade within the IEEE.

Evaluating Committee


  • Bhavani Thuraisingham, Chair
    University of Texas at Dallas

Vice Chairs

  • Athman Bouguettaya
  • Kerstin Dautenhahn
  • Elena Ferrari
  • Johannes Gehrke
  • Hai Jin
  • Jaejin Lee
  • Ling Liu
  • Timothy M. Pinkston
  • Mukesh Singhal

Staff Support

  • Anne Marie Kelly
  • Millie Lovos

Evaluating Committee Members

The 2023 IEEE-CS Fellow Evaluating Committee work begins in April until all evaluations are due per the Society’s timeline.

“Serving committee members cannot serve as nominators, endorsers, or references for any nominee being evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society.”

Hussein Abbass
Divyakant Agrawal
Gail-Joon Ahn
Kemal Akkaya
Gustavo Alonso
Murali Annavaram
Grigoris Antoniou
Ronald Arkin
Anish Arora
Vijayalakshmi Atluri
Michael Backes
Boualem Benatallah
Kirk Cameron
Srdjan Capkun
Edward Chang
Ramalingam Chellappa
Yingying Chen
Haibo Chen
Yixin Chen
Xiuzhen Cheng
Yiu-ming Cheung
Jong Choi
Thomas Conte
George Cybenko
Sajal Das
Andre DeHon
Wei Ding
Josep Domingo Ferrer
Wenliang Du
Stephen Dukes
Edmund Durfee
Schahram Dustdar
Dimitrios Fotiadis
Michael Franz
Xiaoming Fu
Minos Garofalakis
Maya Gokhale
Forouzan Golshani
Manimaran Govindarasu
Rajiv Gupta
Amar Gupta
Soonhoi Ha

Gerhard Hancke
Haibo He
James Hendler
Sun-yuan Hsieh
Jenq-Neng Hwang
Ravi Jain
Pankaj Jalote
Christian Jensen
Deog-Kyoon Jeong
Shuiwang Ji
Zhi Jin
Gunnar Johannsen
James Joshi
Ahmed Kamal
Shin-Ichi Kawamura
Stephen Keckler
Latifur Khan
Roberta Klatzky
Xenofon Koutsoukos
Thomas La Porta
Carl Landwehr
Baochun Li
Feifei Li
Keqiu Li
Xuemin Lin
David Lomet
Wenjing Lou
Michael Rung-Tsong Lyu
Scott Mahlke
Rajit Manohar
Jose Martinez
Larry Matthies
Sharad Mehrotra
Tim Menzies
James Moulic
Matt Mutka
Suman Nath
Sam Noh
Mohammad Obaidat
Partha Pande
Panagiotis Papadimitratos
Danilo Pau
Li-Shiuan Peh


Adrian Perrig
Hoang Pham
Vir Phoha
Radha Poovendran
Fatih Porikli
Nageswara Rao
Lawrence Rauchwerger
Sherief Reda
Eunice Santos
Eugene, Jr. Santos
Michael Scott
Cyrus Shahabi
Weisong Shi
Kyuseok Shim
Pradeep Sinha
Houbing Song
Ankur Srivastava
Guy Steele
Salvatore Stolfo
Qibin Sun
Zhendong Su
Katia Sycara
Jie Tang
Anand Tripathi
Nian-Feng Tzeng
Jeffrey Vetter
Steven Wallach
Wei Wang
Jianping Wang
Jun Wang
Tilman Wolf
Dongrui Wu
Yang Xiang
Hui Xiong
Jingling Xue
Danfeng Yao
John Yen
Shui Yu
Jiguo Yu
Mengjie Zhang
Lidong Zhou
Gang Zhou
Xingquan Zhu

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Meet our IEEE Fellows

Each year, dozens of outstanding IEEE Computer Society members receive the distinction of becoming an IEEE Fellow.

The selection of the 2023 IEEE Fellow Class has been announced.

Looking for the new Class?

Newly elevated IEEE Fellows are announced shortly after the fourth quarter IEEE Board of Directors meeting, normally scheduled in late-November/mid-December.

Fellow Class Archives

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