David Forney - IEEE Medal of Honor 2016

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Concatenated codes and trellis diagrams, the secrets to Dave Forney's success. Learn more about the 2016 recipient of the highest honor the IEEE bestows.

Forney has written many prize-winning papers on information theory, coding, modulation, and equalization, and has been active in the IEEE Information Theory Society. He was editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory during 1970-73; co-chair (with Bob Gallager) of the Golden Jubilee IEEE Symposium on Information Theory at MIT in 1998; and twice president of the IEEE Information Theory Society, in 1992 and 2008.

Forney received the 1992 IEEE Edison Medal, and the 1995 IEEE Information Theory Society Claude E. Shannon Award. He was elected a fellow of the IEEE in 1973, a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1983, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2003.

Concatenated codes and trellis diagrams, the secrets to Dave Forney's success. This IEEE.tv production details the life and work of the father of the modern high speed modem. To learn more about the 2016 recipient of the highest honor the IEEE bestows, check out IEEE Spectrum's article, The Man Who Launched a Million Modems.

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