The annual SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the field of energy systems and informatics. The key evaluation criteria are the depth, impact, and novelty of the thesis’ contributions. The award winner receives an honorarium of US $500, free registration to e-Energy or BuildSys, and a crystal trophy.

Next deadline: Aug 31, 2022, AoE (theses accepted by the corresponding institute between Sept. 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2022, are eligible)

Submission site: https://sigenergydda22.hotcrp.com/  (Note: Please combine all nomination material into one pdf file for submission to the HotCRP system.)

Award Criterion
The annual SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the field of energy systems and informatics. Selection is based on the thesis quality in creating promising new ideas, paradigms, and tools, related to energy systems and informatics. Depth, impact, and novelty of the thesis’s contributions will be key criteria upon which the SIGEnergy Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee evaluates the nominations. A thesis can be nominated at most once. We also expect the thesis writer to comply with the ACM Code of Ethics (https://www.acm.org/code-of-ethics).  

Nomination Process
The nominator should solicit recommendations from colleagues in the field who are most familiar with the nominee’s thesis contributions. An individual may nominate or endorse multiple nominees; self-nominations are not allowed. Per ACM policy, no award committee member may serve as nominator or endorser.

Nomination Package (in English)

  1. Basic information of the nominator, including name, phone number, organization, job title, and email address.
  2. Curriculum vitae of the nominee, including name, phone number, email address, educational background, professional background (if any), publications, patents, and honors.
  3. A PDF version of the nominee’s Ph.D. thesis, with the acceptance proof by the corresponding institute. 
  4. A statement, no more than 500 words long (excluding references), on why the nominee deserves the award. The statement should confirm that the nominee meets the criterion: “theses accepted by the corresponding institute between Sept. 1, 2021 and Aug. 31, 2022.” 
  5. Supporting letters from two endorsers. Each endorser should identify the rationale for the nomination and by what means they know of the nominee’s work. Endorsement letters can be sent in the form of emails.
  6. The nominator and endorsers are required to indicate whether they are aware of any actions committed by the nominee that violates the ACM Code of Ethics (https://www.acm.org/code-of-ethics).

Award Committee (to be added)

Contact: Please direct questions to Award Chair Minghua Chen ([email protected]).