IEEE Eric E. Sumner award

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The IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE. It was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1995. It may be presented annually, to an individual or a team of not more than three people, for outstanding contributions to communications technology. It is named in honor of Eric E. Sumner, 1991 IEEE President.[1]

Recipients of this award receive a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.

Recipients[edit]

List of award recipients and citation in chronological order:[2]

  • 2012 - Co-recipients: Jack H. Winters, Managing Member, Jack Winters Communications LLC, and Andreas F. Molisch, Full Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, For contributions to the theory and application of multiple-antenna systems in wireless communication systems.
  • 2011 - H. Vincent Poor, Michael Henry Strater University Professor and Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, For pioneering contributions to multiple-access communications.
  • 2010 - Reinaldo Valenzuela, Director of Wireless Communications, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, For pioneering contributions to multi antennas systems and microwave propagation.
  • 2009 - Roberto Padovani, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. QUALCOMM, For pioneering innovations in wireless communications, particularly to the evolution of CDMA for wireless broadband data.
  • 2008 - Thomas L. Koch, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics, Center for Optical Technologies, Lehigh University, For pioneering contributions to optoelectronic technologies and their implementation in optical communications systems.
  • 2005 - Krishan Sabnani, Senior Vice President, Networking Research, Bell Labs Lucent Technologies, For seminal contributions to networking protocols.
  • 2004 - Gerard J. Foschini, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, For innovation and outstanding contributions to communication theory, in particular on multi-element antenna technology for high spectral-efficiency communications.
  • 2003 - Co-Recipients: Werner Bux, Manager, Dept of Communication Systems, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory and Hans R. Mueller For contributions to the design, development and standardization of the token-ring local area network.
  • 2002 - John Midwinter, Pender Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University College London and President, IEE, and Tsuneo Nakahara, Advisor and CEO, Sumitomo Electric Industries, For pioneering contributions to the physical understanding, manufacture, and deployment of optical fiber communications systems.
  • 2001 - NOT AWARDED
  • 2000 - NOT AWARDED
  • 1997 - Jean-Pierre Coudreuse, Mitsubishi Information Technology Center, For fundamental contributions to broadband communications by Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).

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