Awards & Honors

The IEEE Information Theory Society confers awards to recognize members and groups within the information theory community for their excellence in research as well as their dedicated efforts on behalf of the Society.

Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award
The Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in, and provided long-standing, exceptional service to, the Information Theory community.
Claude E. Shannon Award
The Claude E. Shannon Award is the highest honor from the IEEE Information Theory Society. The award has been instituted to honor consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory.
James L. Massey Research & Teaching Award for Young Scholars
The James L. Massey Research & Teaching Award for Young Scholars recognizes outstanding achievement in research and teaching by young scholars in the Information Theory community.
Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award
The IEEE Information Theory Society Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation contributing to the mathematical foundations of any of the information sciences within the purview of the Society.