ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award

ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award

Information Systems Society Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award – 2018


Call for Nominations

The Information Systems Society (ISS) invites nominations for the ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award. The spirit of the award is to honor the memory of the late Professor Sandy Slaughter who was tireless in her pursuit of recognizing the potential leaders of the "next generation" of information systems academics. The award will recognize and honor early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.


To be eligible for these awards, individuals must have a) either received their doctorate or started a tenure-track position no earlier than 10 years from this call (Fall 2008) and, b) must not be full professors.  The awards committee recognizes the multi-dimensional nature of intellectual contributions and will pay attention to a variety of scholarly contributions, including, but not limited to:

  1. Emerging body of thematic and high impact research in the form of publications that are likely to make a significant impact on theory, research, and practice.
  2. Evidence of growing intellectual leadership in the discipline as reflected in editorial appointments, particularly of INFORMS journals.
  3. Other evidence of intellectual contributions that provide a platform for future success

Nominators are encouraged to provide the awards committee with specific indicators of the nominee's contributions in these and other categories.

An Awards Committee has been formed to recommend candidates for the award for 2018.  The committee members are Ravi Bapna, Ramnath Chellappa (ex-officio, President-ISS), Mike Smith and D.J. Wu. (Chair).  At this stage, nominations for the award are invited from the information systems community at large.  Though self-nominations are discouraged, anyone can submit a nomination to the President of ISS by email at: (please state the subject as "Nomination for ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award - 2018").  The deadline for submission of nominations is August 22, 2018.

Submission Instructions

The nomination should include a brief (not to exceed two pages) description of the candidate's achievements and eligibility for the award, and should be accompanied with a CV and/or a bio. Members of the awards committee may add other candidates at their discretion and judgment.

The awards committee will deliberate upon the pool of nominees and make recommendations to the Chair of the Information Systems Society.  Winners of the award will be informed during September, 2018.  The 2018 ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award winner will be announced during the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) to be held in conjunction with the INFORMS annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.  A plaque from the society will be presented, followed by a reception and felicitation of the award winners.

It is a condition of the award that the ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career be a member of the Information Systems Society, and, except for unusual circumstances approved by the President of ISS, remain a member of the Society until they retire from full-time work.

2018 Awardees

Ashish Agarwal
Pedro Ferreira
Brad Greenwood
Hong Guo
Peng Huang
Anuj Kumar
Mohammad Rahman
Huaxia Rui

2017 Awardees

Gordon Burtch
Mingfeng Lin
Marius Florin Niculescu
Sam Ransbotham

2016 Awardees

Terrence W. August
Jianqing Chen
Prasanna (Sonny) Tambe

2015 Awardees

Param Vir Singh
Eric Overby
Gal Oestreicher-Singer