Awards of the IACRThe IACR recognizes outstanding technical and professional achievements and contributions through multiple kinds of awards. The primary award is the IACR Fellows Program, but this is supplemented by the IACR Distinguished Lecture series, Best Paper Awards at IACR and Invited Talks at IACR conferences and workshops.
IACR Fellows Program
This program recognizes outstanding IACR members for technical and professional contributions to cryptologic research. Each year a set of Fellows is appointed, chosen by the IACR Fellows committee.
IACR Distinguished Lecture
The annual IACR Distinguised Lecture is given each year by someone who has made important contributions to cryptologic research. The choice of the Distinguished Lecturer is made by the Board of Directors.
Test-of-time awards recognize papers that have had a lasting impact on the field. There are currently test-of-time awards for the IACR General Conferences, and for the area conferences of CHES, PKC, and TCC.
Best Paper Awards
The Best Paper (or Best Papers) Awards are chosen by the Program Committees of IACR conferences and workshops.
Most IACR-organized conferences and workshops select invited presentations by the leaders of the field. The corresponding program chair and program committee are responsible for their choice. Being invited to talk at an IACR conference or workshop is a prestigious honor for the speaker.
RSA Conference Award for Excellence in Mathematics
This is now co-sponsored by the IACR.