Call for Nominations - Shannon award and Wyner Award
The information theory seeks nominations for the Claude E. Shannon award and the Aaron D. Wyner distinguished service award.
Shannon award call for nominations.
The purpose of the Claude E. Shannon Award is to honor consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory. The selection is governed by Article V, Section 4.
An honorarium of $10,000 and a suitable memento are awarded to the Claude E. Shannon Award winners. Each Shannon Award winner is expected to present a Shannon Lecture at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory of the year of the award. In addition to the honorarium, the Information Theory Society will pay the winner's travel expenses.
The Shannon Lecturers in the years preceding the institution of the Shannon Lecturer Award (1973-1994) shall be considered to be Claude E. Shannon Award winners for the years their respective Shannon Lectures were delivered.
Nominations for the Claude E. Shannon Award can be made by anyone and are made by completing a nomination form (available here) and sending it and all supporting materials to the Society President by March 1st. The committee may consider all possible candidates, not only those for whom nominations have been received.
The 2012 C. E. Shannon Award Selection Committee, whose task is to decide whether to name a C. E. Shannon Award winner for 2013, will consist of the following members:
- Muriel Medard (Chair)
- Gerhard Kramer (ex officio)
- Abbas El Gamal (ex officio)
- Richard E. Blahut
- Sergio Verdu
- Raymond W. Yeung
- Jacob Ziv
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award call for nominations.
The purpose of the Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award is to honor individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in---and provided long-standing exceptional service to---the Information Theory Community. The selection is governed by Article V, Section 9.
Nominations for the Wyner Distinguished Service Award can be made by anyone and are made by completing a nomination form (available here) and sending it and all supporting materials to the Society President by March 1st. The individual or individuals making the nomination have the primary responsibility for justifying why the nominee should receive this award. The committee may consider all possible candidates, not only those for whom nominations have been received. Current officers and members of the Society Board of Governors are ineligible.
The prize shall be an ISIT or ITW participation fee waiver, a specially engraved plaque and a certificate, and shall be presented at the ISIT meeting held during the Summer following selection of the winner or at an appropriate IEEE IT society activity selected by the recipient.
The 2012 A. D. Wyner Award Selection Committee will consist of the following members:
- Muriel Medard (Chair, ex officio)
- Giuseppe Caire (ex officio)
- Anthony Ephremides
- Rolf Johannesson
- H. Vincent Poor