Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS) Professional Achievement Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an exceptional individual working in a field (either academia or industry) who has made significant contributions to the field of data analytics and information systems over a period of at least 10 years of professional experience after the highest degree, with the cumulative impact of those contributions on data analytics and information systems being the deciding factor. 

Individuals may make contributions to any or all of the following categories:

  • Efforts and contribution to data analytics and information systems education
  • Dissemination of knowledge,
  • Contributions to advance research,
  • Commitment to mentoring, and
  • Improvement of the field's position or visibility,
  • Contributions to practice.

Application Process

  • The candidate must be an IISE and a DAIS member.
  • The candidate must be nominated by the supervisor or director of the candidate.
  • Nominations may be made anonymously or by anybody including self-nominations.
  • The onus of demonstrating merit is on the nominator.

The nomination package must include the following elements

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae of the nominee
  • A detailed description of the nominee's main achievements to the profession, supported by the necessary documents
  • At least two, but no more than four, letters of recommendation attesting to the nominee's relevance and extent of professional accomplishments. Each letter of recommendation must be written by a single individual.

Evaluation Process

The nominee will be evaluated on the following criteria (weighting in parenthesis) on a five-point scale (1 being the minimum and 5 being the maximum):

  • Contributions to advance research and practice (30 percent)
  • Dissemination of knowledge, improvement of the field's standing, or increased visibility (30 percent)
  • Mentorship commitment (20 percent)
  • Efforts and contribution to data analytics education (20 percent)


  • Recognition at the Annual Conference:
    • at the DAIS Town Hall Meeting
    • in Honors and Awards program
  • Certificate provided by IISE (either mailed or given at the town hall meeting) for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
  • 1st Place winner receives a complimentary ticket to the Honors and Awards banquet.
  • Recognition in ISE magazine
  • Recognition on DAIS webpage and in the newsletter


All supporting documents in the nomination package must be submitted in a single PDF format. Please email applications to the committee chair, Xiao Liu, president of the IISE- DAIS.

  • Nominations deadline: March 15, 2023
  • Winner will be notified: March 31, 2023

For questions, please contact Amy Straub at IISE.