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Greg Leptoukh Lecture

Information on the Lecture

The Greg Leptoukh Lecture is presented annually and recognizes significant contributions to informatics, computational, or data sciences through research, education, and related activities. It is given to a mid-career or senior scientist. The Leptoukh Lecture aims to raise awareness of computational and data advances that enable scientific discoveries and to foster continued contributions in informatics and data science.

It honors the life of Greg Leptoukh, an Earth scientist who was active in the informatics community and worked on projects related to both data quality and data provenance.

This lecture is presented at the Earth and Space Science Informatics section reception during the AGU Fall Meeting.

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Lecturer Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Leptoukh Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:

  • 1

    Lecture plaque

  • 2

    Recognition in Eos

  • 3

    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

  • 4

    An invitation to present the Leptoukh Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

  • 5

    Complimentary ticket to the Earth and Space Science Informatics section reception at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • The nominee is required to be an active AGU member.
  • The nominee must be primarily or secondarily affiliated with the AGU Earth and Space Science Informatics section.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Past Leptoukh Lecture honorees are not eligible.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Earth and Space Science Informatics section leadership
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Leptoukh Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Members of the general public can submit nominations for the Leptoukh Lecture.
  • Multiple nominators for a single candidate are encouraged to collaborate on the nomination package.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Earth and Space Science Informatics section leadership
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Leptoukh Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Members of the general public can write letters supporting nominees for the Leptoukh Lecture.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Earth and Space Science Informatics section leadership
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Leptoukh Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Lecture Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:

  • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee);
  • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; and/or
  • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.

Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the lecture nomination process as a nominator or supporter:

  • Family member, spouse, or partner.
  • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
  • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

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Nomination Package

Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document.

  • A nomination letter that states how the nominee meets the selection criteria. It should include details about significant contributions to informatics, computational, or data sciences through research, education, or other related activities. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required and letterhead is preferred.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • Two to three additional letters of support. Supporter’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required and letterhead is preferred. We encourage two letters from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of graduate education or employment.
  • An optional selected bibliography stating the total number, the types of publications and the number published by AGU.

Submissions

Nominations for all AGU honors are now closed. Please check back in January 2020 for our next cycle.

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Past recipients

Name

Year of honor

Benjamin J.K. Evans

2018

Kirk Martinez

2017

Cynthia Chandler

2016

Dawn Wright

2015

Bryan Lawrence

2014

Simon Cox

2013


Honors Contacts

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