Awards

The AIS Leadership Excellence Award is given annually to a single person for leadership and innovation in the use and development of information systems. Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh is the recipient of the 2023 AIS Leadership Excellence Award.

The AIS LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement in information systems, named after one of the world’s first commercial applications of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office), recognizes truly outstanding individuals in the information systems community, both academics and practitioners, who have made exceptional contributions to research in and/or the practice of information systems. 2022 LEO Award winners include: Soon Ang, Chrisanthi Avgerou, Yolande Chan, F. and Warren McFarlan.

The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching and service. 2023 AIS Fellows include: Ravi Bapna, Michael Barrett, Wai Fong Boh, Traci Carte, Ola Henfridsson, James Jiang, Shaila Miranda, Sunil Mithas, Emma Vaast, Merrill Warkentin, and Han Zhang.

The AIS Doctoral Student Service Award recognizes volunteer contributions made by doctoral students toward the success of AIS conferences, journals and programs. 2023 AIS Doctoral Student Service Award winners are: Jenny Elo, Lucia Castro Herrera, Quanchen Liu, Harsh Parekh, Saima Qutab, and Laura Watkowski.

The AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award recognizes longstanding members who have provided leadership within the Association, particularly through such activities as participating in the SIGs/chapters/colleges, strengthening the conferences, and participating in AIS-sponsored journals. The 2023 Sandra Slaughter Service Award winners are: Wai Fong Boh, Denis Dennehy, Monica Garfield, Atreyi Kankanhalli, Mohammad Merhi, Choon Ling Sia, and Sam Zaza.

The AIS Early Career Award recognizes individuals in the early stages of their careers who have already made outstanding research, teaching, and/or service contributions to the field of information systems. The 2023 AIS Early Career Award winners are: Carolina Alves de Lima Salge, Yue Katherine Feng, Dongwon Lee, Chen Liang, Warut Khern-am-nuai, Jingchuan Pu, Van-Hau Trieu, Melody Zou 

The AIS Mid-Career Award was introduced in 2023 and recognizes individuals in the middle stages of their careers who have already made outstanding research, teaching, and/or service contributions to the field of information systems. the 2023 AIS Mid-Career Award winners are: Panagiotis Adamopoulos, Abayomi Baiyere, Qi John Dong, J.J. Po-An Hsieh, Silvia Masiero, and Ling Xue.

The AIS Impact Award recognizes the impact of information systems research beyond academia. Impactful research can be a powerful individual motivator. Seeing that one’s own research delivers societal value and helps business succeed is rewarding in its own right. Winners include: Kristin Braa, Jørn Anders Braa, Manoj A. Thomas, Yan Li, and Balasubramaniam Ramesh. 

The AIS Leadership Team Recognition Award is special recognition for an elected council member’s dedication to the mission of the association. This award was conferred upon Eleanor Loiacono as AIS AVP of DEI and Alex Barsi Lopes as AVP of Student Chapters.

The AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching recognizes innovation in teaching approaches/techniques (pedagogy) as well as in delivering courses and programs. This award specifically focuses on the uniqueness/innovativeness that increases student interest and drives achievement. The 2023 AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching award winners are Kai R. Larsen and Tilo Böhmann.

The Ting Peng Liang PACIS Young Scholar Award was established in 2021 in memory of Professor Ting Peng Liang who founded PACIS and PAJAIS, served AIS President, and received AIS Fellow and LEO Award. This award recognizes the outstanding young scholar who contributed a best paper at PACIS each year.  The 2023 Ting Peng Liang PACIS Young Scholar Award goes to Shiyi Wang.

The AIS Technology ATLAS Award is given to those individuals who have made the most significant contributions toward the intellectual infrastructure of the association. The ATLAS stands for the AIS Technology Legacy Award and recognizes those who have, through their lifetime, served the community in a significant way. Th 2023 e AIS Technology ATLAS Award goes to Ron Freeze.

The AIS Award for Best Conference Paper on Education recognizes the importance of pedagogy research in the Information Systems field. Papers that focus on IS education-related topics at any AIS sponsored or affiliated conference are eligible for the award. 

The Senior Scholars have annually recognized up to five papers with a Best Information Systems (IS) Publications Award. This award was established to recognize the breadth of high-quality work that is being published in the information systems discipline and was designed to bring outstanding papers across a range of journals to the attention of the IS community, and to give due credit to the journals in which they are published. 2023 winners are:

  • Priyanga Gunarathne, Huaxia Rui and Abraham Seidman – Racial bias in customer service: evidence from Twitter, Information Systems Research
  • Elena Parmiggiani, Thomas Østerlie and Petter Grytten Almklov – In the backrooms of data science, Journal of the Association for Information Systems
  • Tapani Rinta-Kahila, Ida Someh, Nicole Gillespie, Marta Indulska and Shirley Gregor – Algorithmic decision-making and system destructiveness: A case of automatic debt recovery, European Journal of Information Systems
  • Carolina Alves de Lima Salge, Elena Karahanna and Jason Bennett Thatcher – Algorithmic Processes of Social Alertness and Social Transmission: How Bots Disseminate Information on Twitter, MIS Quarterly
  • Arisa Shollo, Konstantin Hopf, Tiemo Thiess, Oliver Müller – Shifting ML value creation mechanisms: A process model of ML value creation, Journal of Strategic Information Systems

The ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award has been awarded annually to at least one outstanding MIS dissertation.

The rest of the Paper Awards can be viewed here.