R1 Life Fellow G. David Forney, Jr. receives the 2016 IEEE Medal of Honor

FORNEY_0IEEE MEDAL OF HONOR, for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in IEEE fields of interest, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, to G. DAVID FORNEY, JR. (LFIEEE)—Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Citation  “For pioneering contributions to the theory of error-correcting codes and the development of reliable high-speed data communications.”

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.