Awards Programs

SSIT sponsors two major Awards and participates in the IEEE Fellows Program

Managed by the SSIT Awards Committee are two named awards:

The IEEE SSIT Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest

The Barus Award recognizes individuals (and occasionally groups of individuals) who take action to benefit the public interest, often at the risk of their own careers and/or reputations.

  • More information about the award and recipients
  • Barus Award nomination form

The Brian M. O’Connell SSIT Distinguished Service Award

The O’Connell Award is presented to SSIT volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding service for the benefit of SSIT and/or SSIT objectives.

  • More information about the award and recipients
  • Barus Award nomination form

The SSIT Fellows Committee reviews candidates for IEEE Fellow


  • Barus Award & Recipients

    The Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest

    Carl Barus From about 1985 through 1990 Carl Barus chaired SSIT’s Awards Committee. He carefully and thoroughly gathered and evaluatedRead More


  • Brian O’Connell Award

    The Brian M. O’Connell SSIT Distinguished Service Award

    This award was established in 2006, to recognize distinguished service to the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT)Read More


  • IEEE Fellows Program

    IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interestRead More