Ezio Biglieri has been selected as the recipient of the IEEE Information Theory Society Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award. This award is given annually to an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in - and provided long-standing exceptional service to - the Information Theory community.
Ezio Biglieri was born in Aosta, Italy. He received the Dr. Engr. degree in 1967 in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy.
He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an honorary Professor with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Previously, he was a Professor with the University of Napoli, Napoli, Italy, with the Politecnico di Torino, and with UCLA. He has held visiting positions with the Department of System Science, UCLA; the Mathematical Research Center, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ; Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ; the Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA; the Telecommunication Department of The Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Telcommunications, Paris, France; the University of Sydney, Australia; the Yokohama National University, Japan; the Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; the University of South Australia, Adelaide; the University of Melbourne, Australia; the Institute for Communications Engineering, Munich Institute of Technology, Germany; the Institute for Infocomm Research, National University of Singapore; the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.; the University of Cambridge, U.K.; and ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Prof. Biglieri was elected three times to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and he served as its President in 1999. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Communications and Networks. Among other honors, in 2000, he received the IEEE Third-Millennium Medal and the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize PaperAward, in 2001 the IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, and a Best Paper Award from WPMC01, Aalborg, Denmark, and in 2004, the Journal of Communications and Networks Best Paper Award.