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.
Awards & Honors
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.
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.
The Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award recognizes outstanding papers that lie at the intersection of communications and information theory.
The Goldsmith Lecturer Program was established with a generous gift of Dr. Andrea Goldsmith in 2019. The Goldsmith Lecture will be delivered by an early-career woman researcher at one of the ITSoc’s Schools of Information Theory, held for the benefit of students and postdoctoral researchers.
The Information Theory Society Paper Award is given annually for an outstanding publication in the fields of interest to the Society appearing anywhere during the preceding four calendar years.
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.
The Padovani Lecturer Program was established with a generous gift of Dr. Roberto Padovani in 2009. The Padovani Lecture will be delivered by an outstanding member of the Information Theory community at one of the ITSoc’s Schools of Information Theory, held for the benefit of students and postdoctoral researchers.
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.