Award information

Activities for this award are currently on hold, for more information, contact awards@ieee.org. The IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1992.

It is named in honor of Reynold B. Johnson, who is renowned as a pioneer of magnetic disk technology and was founding manager of the IBM San Jose Research and Engineering Laboratory, San Jose, California in 1952, where IBM research and development in the field was centered.
 
Recipient selection is administered by the Awards Board through its Technical Field Awards Council.
 
Presented to: To an individual, multiple recipients or team up to three in number.
 
Sponsor: IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award Fund
 
Scope: For outstanding contributions to information storage systems, with emphasis on computer storage systems.
 
Prize: The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate and honorarium.
 
Basis for judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: computer storage is emphasized, achievement may relate to materials, concepts, design, hardware or software, may be theoretical or experimental, but will be judged on the impact and the historical significance on the evolution of computer storage systems, and the quality of the nomination.
 
Nomination deadline: Activities for this award are currently on hold, for more information, contact awards@ieee.org.
 
Presentation: IEEE policy requires that its awards be presented at major IEEE events that are in keeping with the nature of the award and the cited achievement. Identify one IEEE sponsored or co-sponsored conference, society meeting, symposium, etc. within the field of interest of the award.