The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal is awarded for exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology. It is awarded to FRANK KSCISCHANG (FIEEE)—Professor, University of Toronto, Canada, for contributions to the theory and practice of error correcting codes and optical communications.
The IEEE Graduate Teaching Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1990 and renamed in honor of Leon K. Kirchmayer in 2002. Dr. Kirchmayer was well known and revered throughout the world for his commitment to students and education. It is awarded to RÜDIGER URBANKE (FIEEE)—Professor, EPFL, Switzerland, for contributions to graduate education, empowering students and mentorship that advanced the world of wireless and engineering communication.
The purpose of the Information Theory Paper Award is to recognize exceptional publications in the field and to stimulate interest in and encourage contributions to fields of interest of the Society.
- A. B. Wagner, N. V. Shende, and Y. Altug, "A New Method for Employing Feedback to Improve Coding Performance," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 6660-6681, 2020.
Our Past President Aylin Yener has been elected to the next IEEE Division IX Director in the recently concluded 2022 IEEE Elections. Division IX includes the following Societies: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, IEEE Information Theory Society, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation and its founding sponsors – Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Julia and Yuri Milner, and Anne Wojcicki –announced the 2023 Breakthrough Prize laureates, recognized for their game-changing discoveries in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. The Prize in Fundamental Physics is awarded to CHARLES H. BENNETT (FIEEE)—IBM Fellow, USA, for his foundational work in quantum information. It is jointed awarded with Gilles Brassard, David Deutsch and Peter Shor.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the names of the 125 early-career researchers across seven fields who have been selected to receive a 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor extraordinary U.S. and Canadian researchers whose creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of leaders. A fellowship in Computer Science is awarded to RASHIMI K. VINAYAK—Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
2023 Newly Elevated IEEE Fellows:
for contributions to physical-layer security and vehicular networking
for contributions to robust statistics and optimization in high dimensions
for contributions to statistical signal processing with lowdimensional structures
for contributions to multiple access signal processing systems
for fundamental contributions to the theoretical understanding of cognitive, two-way, and relay networks
for contributions to optimization and multi-antenna techniques in heterogeneous wireless networks
for contributions to information theory for interference management, coded caching and computing
for contributions to signal processing for communications in nonstationary environments
for contributions to the design and analysis of large multiantenna and multiple-access systems
for contributions to Bayesian sparse signal recovery and energy harvesting communications
for contributions to power and spectral efficient wireless communication
for contributions to multimodal data processing and foundations of reliable and secure communications
for contributions to the design of error correction and modulation techniques for optical networks
for contributions to optimization in signal processing and communications
for contributions to interference management and distributed storage codes
for contributions in the theory and practice of wireless communications technology and standards
for contributions to the relative-entropy framework and theorems for quantum communications