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.

2016 Members
Alon Orlitsky
Ex-officio and Chair (01/01/16 until 12/31/16)

University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Elza Erkip
Ex-officio (01/01/16 until 12/31/16)

Ex-officio (01/01/16 until 12/31/16)


Elwyn Berlekamp
Member (01/01/15 until 12/31/16)

Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley 

Member (01/01/15 until 12/31/16)

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Robert Calderbank
Member (01/01/16 until 12/31/17)

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

G. David Forney, Jr.
Member (01/01/15 until 12/31/16)


Sergio Verdú
Member (01/01/15 until 12/31/16)

Department of Electrical Engineering

Princeton, NJ 08544

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