Medard honored for contributions to information theory community

Muriel Médard, the Cecil H. Green Professor in EECS, received the 2017 Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award at the recent IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) in Aachen, Germany.

Médard is the first woman to receive the honor, formerly known as the IT Society Distinguished Service Award. It recognizes “an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in, and provided long-standing, exceptional service to, the information theory community.” 

EECS Professor James Fujimoto and two colleagues win European Inventor Award for 2017

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recognized American engineers James G. Fujimoto and Eric A. Swanson and German physicist Robert Huber with the 2017 European Inventor Award for their development of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). The team was distinguished in the Non-EPO Countries category, one of five categories for the annual award.

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