Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of the IBS

The International Biometric Society has bestowed Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of the IBS since 2006. In addition to the Recognition Award, recipients of the Award will receive IBS dues for the next calendar year.

Regional Presidents or Network Coordinators may submit nominations of Regular members. Each nomination must be sponsored by at least two Regular members from other Regions. A statement of support of the nomination should be submitted in editable text by the sponsors. The Representative Council will be informed of all valid nominations received. The announcement of the Awards shall be made by the President at the International Biometric Conference.

  • Aim:  To honor the contributions of IBS members to the development to the society, and to promote the participation of members in the development of the society
  • Prize:  Recognition Award, IBS dues for the next calendar year
  • Eligible:  Any IBS member who has made or is making significant contributions to the development of the IBS
  • Application:  Through nomination by a Regional President or Network Coordinator with support from IBS members from at least two other Regions. Full application instructions may be found here.
  • Timetable:  Nomination deadline is 16 March of the year of the IBC

Nominations and letters of support for the award should be sent to Iris Pigeot, Chair,  Representative Council.

If you would like a sample nomination, please contact the International Biometric Office at regions@biometricsociety.org

The Representative Council will make the final decision on all award winners.

Past Awardees:
2016 – Jane Hutton (BIR)
2014 – Linda J. Young (ENAR)
2012 – Marie Davidian (ENAR)
2010 – Geert Molenberghs (RBe)
2008 – Laurence Freedman (EMR)
2006 – Andrew Mead (BIR)

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Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contributions
to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World

The International Biometric Society has bestowed the Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World since 2006. In addition to the Recognition Award, recipients of the Awards will receive IBS dues for the next calendar year.

Regional Presidents or Network Coordinators may submit nomination of Regular members. Each nomination must be sponsored by at least two Regular members from other Regions.  A statement of support of the nomination should be submitted in editable text by the sponsors. The Representative Council will be informed of all valid nominations received. The announcement of the Awards shall be made by the President at the International Biometric Conference.

  • Aim:  To honor the contributions of IBS members to the development of biometry in the developing world
  • Prize:  Recognition Award, IBS dues for the next calendar year (which may be donated to a member of an economically developing nation)
  • Eligible: Any IBS member who has made or is making significant contributions to the development of biometry in the developing world
  • Application:  Through nomination by a Regional President or Network Coordinator with support from IBS members from at least two other Regions. Full application instructions may be found here. 
  • Timetable:  Nomination deadline is 16 March of the year of the IBC

Nominations and letters of support for the award should be sent to Iris Pigeot, Chair,  Representative Council.

If you would like a sample nomination, please contact the International Biometric Office at regions@biometricsociety.org.

Representative Council will make the final decision on all award winners.

Past Awardees:
2016 – Kaye Basford (AR)
2014 – No Award Given
2012 – Paul Janssen (RBe)
2010 – Clarice G.B. Demétrio (RBras)
2008 – Larry Nelson (RCAC)
2006 – Sagary Kaku Nokoe (Group Nigeria)