Among the recipients of 2016 IEEE Technical Field Awards were several members of the Information Theory community.
The IEEE Eric. E. Sumner Award recognizes outstanding contributions to communications technology. The 2016 co-recipients are SHUO-YEN ROBERT LI, Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, RAYMOND W. YEUNG, P rofessor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and NING CAI, Professor, Xidian University, “for pioneering contributions to the field of network coding.”
The IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communication Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the integration of computers and communications. The 2016 recipient is LEANDROS TASSIULAS, Professor, Yale University, "f or contributions to the scheduling and stability analysis of networks.”
The IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the advancement of speech and/or audio signal processing. The 2016 recipient is TAKEHIRO MORIYA, Head of Moriya Research Lab, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan, "for contributions to speech and audio coding algorithms and standardization.”
Congratulations to the 2016 award recipients!
The full list of IEEE Technical Field Award recipients is available on the IEEE website: