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Call for IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Nominations – Extension of the Deadline

Nomination Deadline (Extended and FINAL): August 31, 2019

Nomination for Distinguished Lecturers (DLs) may be made by anyone, with the exception of present members of the AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee. Self-nominations are also allowed and encouraged. In addition to conventional DL positions, consideration will be given to award one DL position to a person who has successfully demonstrated entrepreneurship in an antenna- or propagation-related field and have given presentations on that to encourage others. Nominees who wish to be considered under this category should indicate that in the nomination documents. Decisions will normally be made by October 30th of each year.

The entire nomination package should be sent by email (documents in PDF) to the Chair of the Committee, with the Email Subject of “AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Nomination”, by the deadline in order to ensure consideration for the three-year term beginning in January of the following year. Large video clips can be submitted by other means such as Dropbox. Those who have already submitted a nomination package in this round can make use of this extended deadline to resubmit a revised version if that is desirable.

The nomination package should include the following:

  1. A letter of recommendation from the nominator, or a statement of purpose in the case of self-nomination. This should indicate the feedback received by the nominee after previous external (preferably international) presentations and his/her willingness to travel to chapters around the world as part of the service. All new DLs are required to give at least three distinguished lectures in developing countries during the tenure of three years and this should be agreed to by the nominee in the nomination or self-nomination documents. As a guideline, any country or an area that is not recognized by the United Nations as a Developed Economy is considered “developing” for this purpose (e.g. see Table A. Developed Economies, “Country classification”, ) but the Chair of the DL Committee can consider and approve exceptions.
  2. A vita or resume of the nominee that includes a list of presentations given by the nominee since 2014. In the list, identify each presentation of more general/tutorial/workshop nature with an asterisk.
  3. A set of abstracts for the proposed presentations that the nominee plans on offering. (Please visit the Distinguished Lecturer Program webpage to see abstracts from present DLs.) The number of presentations offered by each DL varies, but 2-3 is typical.
  4. A sample set of viewgraphs from a recent presentation given by the candidate.
  5. 5.A 15-minute recording of one of the proposed presentations. This will be used by the committee for their evaluations.

Candidates will be judged by a Selection Panel on their qualifications and suitability, including

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (30%)
  • Quality and relevance of proposed lectures that are of current or tutorial interest (30%)
  • An outstanding record of accomplishment in the field of Antennas and Propagation (40%)
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurship (mandatory for entrepreneurship category)

Professor Karu Esselle Chair, IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia

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