Nambi Seshadri Awarded IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

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The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal was established in 1976 by the IEEE Board of Directors, in commemoration of the centennial of the telephone's invention, to provide recognition for outstanding contributions to telecommunications. The invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 was a major event in electrotechnology. It was instrumental in stimulating the broad telecommunications industry that has dramatically improved life throughout the world. As an individual, Bell himself exemplified the contributions that scientists and engineers have made to the betterment of mankind.

Until January 2016, Nambi Seshadri was Senior Vice President and CTO of the Broadband and Connectivity Group at Broadcom Corporation where he was responsible for many of the wireless initiatives, spearheading the development of technologies such as 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular communications, mobile multimedia, low-power WiFi, and many others. Prior to to joining Broadcom Corporation, he was a Member of Technical Staff at with AT&T Bell Lab Laboratories and Head of Communications Research at AT&T Shannon Labs. 

He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 2000 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (USA) in 2012 and as a Foreign Member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in the year 2013. He holds about 200 patents. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE Information Theory Paper Award in 1999 for his paper with Tarokh and Calderbank on space-time codes and his JSAC paper on space-time coding modems with Naguib, Tarokh, and Calderbank was selected by IEEE Communication Society for publication in “The Best of the Best: Fifty Years of Communications and Networking Research” in 2003.