The annual SIGEnergy Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of energy systems and informatics, within ten years of receiving her/his highest university degree. Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher’s contributions will be key evaluation criteria. The award winner receives an honorarium of US $1,000, free registration to e-Energy or BuildSys to present an award lecture, and a crystal trophy.

Next deadline: July 31, 2022, AoE

Submission site: https://sigenergyrsa22.hotcrp.com/ (Note: Please combine all nomination material into one PDF file for submission to the HotCRP system.)

Award Criterion
The annual SIGEnergy Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of energy systems and informatics, within ten years of receiving her/his highest university degree. Selection is based on the impact of the nominee’s work in creating promising new ideas, paradigms, and tools, related to energy systems and informatics. Depth, impact, and novelty of the researcher’s contributions will be key criteria upon which the SIGEnergy Rising Star Award Committee evaluates the nominations. We also expect the nominees 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 achievements. An individual may nominate or endorse multiple nominees; self-nominations are not allowed. Per ACM policy, no award committee member may serve as a nominator or endorser.

Nomination Package (in English)

  1. Basic information of the nominator, including name, phone number, organization, job title, and email address.
  2. The nominee’s curriculum vitae, including name, phone number, email address, educational background, professional background, publications, patents, and honors.
  3. A concise citation (20 words or less) naming the most important contribution of the nominee in energy systems and informatics. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, or technical jargon that may not be obvious to committee members.
  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: “within 10 years of receiving her/his highest university degree.” The statement should highlight the nominee’s most significant contributions to the field of energy systems and informatics. 
  5. Supporting letters from three 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 must indicate in their letters 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]).