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.

2019 Members
Emina Soljanin
Ex-officio and Chair (01/01/19 until 12/31/19)
ECE, Rutgers
94 Brett Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854 
office: (848) 445 5256 
Aylin Yener
Ex-officio (01/01/19 until 12/31/19)

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

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

János Körner
Member (01/01/18 until 12/31/19)

Sapienza University of Rome 
Via Salaria 113, 00198 Rome, Italy

Member (01/01/18 until 12/31/19)

Room 264, Packard Building
350 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-9515
Fax: (650) 723-8473

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

University of California San Diego

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