June 28, 2017
David Tse, LIDS alum and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, received the 2017 Claude E. Shannon Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) in Aachen, Germany, held June 25 - 30, 2017. This award is the highest honor from the IEEE Information Theory Society, recognizing consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory. Announced during the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory in Barcelona, David was humbled and gratefully acknowledged the distinction.
As the Shannon lecturer at ISIT 2017, David gave a plenary talk, "The Spirit of Information Theory," in which he discussed "the spirit and energy of the field that keeps it kicking and alive":
David is a leading figure in Information Theory & Applications. He has received numerous best paper awards from information theory, communications, signal processing and networking communities. His work is incorporated in cellular wireless standards. He also co-authored the text, Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, which has influenced generations of wireless engineers and researchers. His research at Stanford focuses on applying information theory to computational biology and machine learning.
We congratulate David for this well-deserved honor.