IEEE Italy Section 2018 PhD Thesis Award

Rules for Participants

The IEEE Italy Section 2018 PhD Thesis Award consists in an honorarium of 2000 Euro and a Certificate.

For the year 2018 three awards will be presented. At least one of the awardees shall be a woman. If no woman is selected, two awards will be presented.

Only candidates with the following requisites are eligible for the award:

  • be a Member or Student Member of IEEE
  • have completed the PhD Course in an Italian University, and defended the Thesis in 2017 or 2018 (XXIX or XXX cycle)
  • the thesis shall be on the following main field of interest: Smart Energy Systems, Smart Grids, Smart Industrial Systems. Focus of this Award are innovative applications which use data obtained
  • from electrical, environmental, and/or process measurements with the purpose of improving efficiency, reliability, safety, security, fault tolerance, or other performance indexes
  • thesis will be evaluated according to the following criteria: degree of innovation in the proposed methodology or technology, potential for application in real-world situations, potential effectiveness.

Candidates must send their application by May 15, 2018 (23.59 GMT) together with:

  • Name and email address of the candidate
  • Self-certification of IEEE membership with member number
  • Title of the PhD Thesis
  • Name of the PhD Thesis Advisor and his/her contact email address
  • Name of the University where the PhD has been acquired
  • Date of final defense
  • Electronic copy in pdf format of the PhD Thesis
  • Electronic copy in pdf format of a 1-page Summary of the contribution of the PhD Thesis
  • List of the publications co-authored by the candidate resulting from the thesis, if any
  • Curriculum Vitae listing educational background of the candidate
  • A presentation letter by the PhD Thesis Advisor

All documents must be sent in electronic format by e-mail to the Secretary of IEEE Italy Section (e-mail: with subject “Application for 2018 PhD Thesis <family name of the candidate>”

The thesis will be evaluated by a Board of four Experts in Electrical Engineering: three of them designated by the IEEE Italy Section and one of them designated by ABB. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by June 15, 2018. The award will be presented during the Award Ceremony to be held at the 4th International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry (RTSI 2018).

All the decisions of the Board are final.

Candidates shall authorize to the treatment of the personal information provided according to the European Community Law 95/46/CE regarding the protection of privacy (Italy Law 675/96).
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