Robert G. Gallager Receives 2020 Japan Prize
Robert G. Gallager will be awarded the 2020 Japan Prize for his contributions to information theory, including the development of error-correcting codes that are used in 5G systems.
Feb 10, 2020

The award recognizes Gallager's pioneering contribution to information and coding theory and the citation mentions the wide impact that low-density parity-check codes have had on digital communications and digital storage systems.   The award ceremony will be held in Tokyo on April 15. Each winner will receive a prize of ¥50 million.

Gallager received the Shannon Award from the Information Theory Society in 1983, and was the Society president in 1971.  He is professor emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology .

Read more about the award at the Japan Prize site and The Japan Times .