Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee

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Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee

The Claude E. Shannon Award Committee shall consist of the President (who shall serve as Chair), the 1st Vice-President, the 2nd Vice-President, and four other members appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee before January 15th. At least three of the appointed members shall be former Claude E. Shannon Award winners, and at least one of the appointed members shall be the current, or a former, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory or the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory. Typically the appointed members of the Committee will serve for two years, in staggered terms.

The Committee is charged with deciding whether to name a Claude E. Shannon Award winner for the following year and with selecting a winner.

2020 Members
Aylin Yener
Ex-officio and Chair (01/01/20 until 12/31/20)

Roy and Lois Chope Chair in Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Integrated Systems Engineering
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

The Ohio State University
720 Dreese Labs, 2015 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Christina Fragouli
Ex-officio (01/01/20 until 12/31/21)

Department of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles 

Wei Yu
Ex-officio (01/01/19 until 12/31/20)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Toronto
10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G4

Erdal Arıkan
Member (01/01/19 until 12/31/20)

Electrical Engineering Department, Bilkent University, 06800, Ankara, Turkey

Member (01/01/20 until 12/31/21)

Department of ECE and Institute for Systems Research

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

Robert Calderbank
Member (01/01/20 until 12/31/21)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Duke University

Mailing Address:

Gross Hall, Room 317

140 Science Drive


NC 27708-0984

Phone Number: 919-613-7874

Te Sun Han
Member (01/01/20 until 12/31/21)


Alexander Vardy
Member (01/01/19 until 12/31/20)

University of California San Diego

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