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This award is named in honor of Edwin H. Armstrong, most notably the inventor and father of the complete FM radio system. He is responsible for the Regenerative Circuit, the Superheterodyne Circuit, and the Superregenerative Circuit. Armstrong’s inventions and development form the backbone of Radio Communications as we know it. A contemporary, in writing about Armstrong’s life and achievements, refers to him as the "Man of High Fidelity." His life is documented in a book justly called "Empire of the Air."

This award was first presented in 1958 as the Achievement Award. It was changed to its present title in 1975.

Prize
Certificate, plaque, and an honorarium of US$2,000, funded by the IEEE Foundation.

Eligibility
Must be a member of the IEEE Communications Society.

Basis for Judging
Demonstrates outstanding contributions over a period of years in the field of interest of the Society.

Presentation
Annually (as soon as possible after recommendation). The award may not be presented if a suitable candidate is not available.

Deadline
Nominations due 1 September unless otherwise noted.

 

2020 Award Recipient

For fundamental contributions in wireless communication systems

Giuseppe Caire, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Giuseppe Caire, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Giuseppe Caire (S '92 -- M '94 -- SM '03 -- F '05) was born in Torino in 1965. He received the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 1990, the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1992, and the Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino in 1994. He has been a post-doctoral research fellow with the European Space Agency (ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands) in 1994-1995, Assistant Professor in Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Torino, Associate Professor at the University of Parma, Italy, Professor with the Department of Mobile Communications at the Eurecom Institute, Sophia-Antipolis, France, a Professor of Electrical Engineering with the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and he is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Professor with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

He received the Jack Neubauer Best System Paper Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2003, the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2004 and in 2011, the Okawa Research Award in 2006, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2014, the Vodafone Innovation Prize in 2015, an ERC Advanced Grant in 2018, the Leonard G. Abraham Prize for best IEEE JSAC paper in 2019, and the IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award in 2020. Giuseppe Caire is a Fellow of IEEE since 2005. He has served in the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2004 to 2007, and as officer from 2008 to 2013. He was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2011. His main research interests are in the field of communications theory, information theory, channel and source coding with particular focus on wireless communications.

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

2019 - Geoffrey Ye Li
2018 - Andreas F. Molisch
2017 - Muriel Medard
2016 - Moe Z. Win 
2015 - Theodore S. Rappaport
2014 - Andrea Goldsmith
2013 - John M. Cioffi 
2012 - 
Donald Cox
2011 - No Award
2010 - No Award
2009 - H. Vincent Poor
2008 - Sergio Benedetto
2007 - Norman C. Beaulieu
2006 - Larry J. Greenstein
2005 - No Award
2004 - Hussein Mouftah
2003 - Hikmet Sari
2002 - Michael B. Pursley
2001 - Ezio Biglieri
2000 - Laurence B. Milstein
1999 - Al Gross
1998 - Donald L. Schilling 
1997 - Marvin K. Simon
1996 - Joachim Hagenauer
1995 - Adam Lender
1994 - Mischa Schwartz 
1993 - Paul Schumate
1992 - Hisashi Kaneko
1991 - Burton R. Saltzberg
1990 - Jack K. Wolf
1989 - Paul E. Green, Jr. 

1988 - Jack M. Sipress
1987 - Paul Baran
1986 - Gottfried Ungerboeck
1985 - Robert Charles Terreault 
1984 - Bob O. Evans
1983 - No Award
1982 - Tadahiro Sekimoto
1981 - Robert Price
1980 - Frederick T. Andrews
1979 - Arthur A. Collins
1978 - Andre Pinet 
1977 - William H.C. Higgins
1976 - Walter B. Morrow
1975 - R.W. Lucky
1974 - Frank D. Reese
1973 - S.G. Lutz, C.E. Shannon
1972 - A.E. Joel, Jr.
1971 - A.C. Dickieson
1970 - R.K. Hellmann 
1969 - D.S. Rau
1968 - P.G. Edwards
1967 - J.Z. Millar
1966 - W.T. Rea
1965 - A.G. Kanoian
1964 - No Award
1963 - I.S. Coggeshall
1962 - A.G. Clavier
1961 - E.I. Green
1960 - No Award 
1959 - K. Bullington
1958 - H.H. Beverage