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AIS Fellow Award

About the Award

The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching and service. A Fellow need not have excelled in all three categories. Nonetheless, she or he is expected to have made exceptional contributions in at least one of these categories and to have made significant contributions in the other two categories. A Fellow is also expected to have made significant global contributions to the information systems discipline as well as outstanding local contributions in the context of their country and region.

The AIS Fellow Award was established in 1999 by the AIS Council and the ICIS Executive Committee.

AIS Fellows are expected to act a role model and an inspiration to colleagues and students within the information systems discipline. In addition, they should be capable of garnering the respect of individuals from outside the discipline who from time to time have an interest in the discipline. AIS Fellows should be esteemed for their high levels of professional and personal integrity.

Learn more about the 2015 Fellow Award Winners!

Alan Hevner, University of South Florida

Alan R. Hevner is a Professor and Eminent Scholar in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. He has focused on three research fields. 1) Distributed Database Systems – Hevner proposed an original model of distributed query processing and was the first to prove the problem to be NP-hard. He developed one of the first feasible distributed query optimization algorithms to be implemented in a functioning distributed system. 2) Cleanroom Software Engineering - Cleanroom software engineering applies fundamental ideas in mathematics, statistics, and engineering to the development of software. It is a theory-based, team-oriented process for the efficient production of high-quality information systems. Hevner has moved the Cleanroom research agenda to challenging research directions in the areas of complex systems-of-systems design, rigorous techniques for analysis of program behaviors, and cybersecurity testing of software systems. 3) Design Science Research - The design science research paradigm seeks to extend the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by creating innovative artifacts. Hevner has been a leader in bringing DSR methods into Information Systems research.

Ho Geun Lee, Yonsei University

Ho Geun Lee received his BS from Seoul National University, MS from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and PhD from University of Texas at Austin. Lee is currently a faculty member of Information Systems at Yonsei School of Business (YSB). Prior to joining Yonsei University, he worked for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University.

Suzanne Rivard, HEC Montréal

Suzanne Rivard is Professor of Information Technology at HEC Montreal, where she is the Endowed Chair in Strategic Management of Information Technology. A Fellow of the Canadian Royal Society, she received her Ph.D. from the Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario.

Frantz Rowe, Université de Nantes

Prior to joining the Université de Nantes in 1995, Frantz Rowe was a professor at Telecom Paris. He has been a visiting professor at Bentley University, Cape Town University, and Georgia State University and is a founding and honorary member of the Association Information and Management. He has been the first EiC of Systèmes d’Information et Management for 13 years and the EiC of The European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), which he currently serves as a co-Editor. In Nantes he is leading the PhD program in Consulting and Research at IEMN-IAE and has an appointment with SKEMA Business School.

Choon Ling Sia, City University of Hong Kong

Choon Ling Sia is Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong where he is Director of the Center of Social Media Marketing and Business Intelligence. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Management, and Senior Editor of the Journal of Association for Information Systems.

Qualifications for the Award

An AIS Fellow is expected to have made significant global contributions to the discipline as well as outstanding local contributions in the context of their country and region. Furthermore, AIS Fellows are expected to be role models to colleagues and students within the discipline. In addition, they should garner the respect of individuals from outside the discipline and should be esteemed for their high levels of professional and personal integrity. AIS Fellows must be current members of AIS and must remain members until they retire from full-time work.

AIS Fellows Award Committee

The AIS Fellows Committee is comprised of AIS members as established in the Bylaws. Current committee members include:

  • Jae Kyu Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Past President, committee term ends June 30, 2017)
  • Jason Thatcher, Clemson University (President, committee term ends June 30, 2018)
  • Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Business (President-elect, committee term ends June 30, 2019)
  • Joey George, Iowa State University
  • Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne
  • Choon Ling Sia, City University of Honk Kong

The Selection Process

Nominations for AIS Fellows will be open from August 1st through October 1st each year. A description of the nomination and selection process can be found in Council Policy.

Previous AIS Fellow Recipients

2014: Yolande E. Chan, Prabuddha De, Alain Pinsonneault, Henk G. Sol, Hock-Hai Teo, Leslie Wilcocks
2013: Richard Boland, Wynne Chin, Guy Fitzgerald, Patrick Chau, Christina Soh
2012: Soon Ang, Roger Clarke, Alan Dennis, Elena Karahanna, Claudia Loebbecke, Ann Majchrzak
2011: Ritu Agarwal, Juhani Iivari, Jae Kyu Lee, Dorothy Leidner, Barnard Tan
2010: David Avison, Shirley Gregor, Arun Rai, Marco de Marco, Varun Grover
2009: Michael D. Myers, Joseph Valacich, Vallabh Sambamurthy, Sid Huff
2008: Dov Te'eni, Omar A. El Sawy, Rajiv Sabherwal, Joey F. George
2007: Rudy Hirscheim, Malcolm Carlyle Munro, E. Burton Swanson, Ilze Zigurs
2006: Cynthia Beath, Jane Fedorowicz, Ralph H. Sprague, Richard Thomas Watson
2005: Michael J. Ginzberg, John Leslie King, Allen S. Lee, Detmar Straub, Kwok Kee Wei
2004: Kalle Lyytinen, M. Lynne Markus, Dan Robey, Doug Vogel, Hugh Watson
2003: Robert Galliers, Rob Kling, Ken Kraemer, T. P. Liang, Carol Saunders, Robert Zmud
2002: Izak Benbasat, Dennis F. Galletta, Seev Neumann, Michael Vitale
2001: Sirkka Jarvenpaa, Jim McKenney
2000: Maryam Alavi, Gordon B. Davis, Phillip Ein-Dor, Frank Land, Henry C. Lucas, Jr., Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr., Ronald Arthur, Gerard Weber
1999: Chrisanthi Avgerou, Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Paul Gray, Blake Ives, William R. King, Iris Vessey, Ephraim R. McLean


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