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About ComSoc

Plaque and honorarium up to US$500 for each author (total award not to exceed US$1000).

Publication of an original paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Communications in the previous three calendar years. The author(s) need not be an IEEE member.

Basis for Judging
Quality, originality, utility, timeliness, clarity of presentation.

Nominee Solicitation
Nominations solicited by Transactions Editor-in-Chief from the Editorial Board, Guest Editors, and readership (through published notice).

Selection Process
Nominations screened and reduced to a shortlist by a committee of the Editorial Board and submitted to the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee for final selection.

Annually (as soon as possible after recommendation). If in any year no eligible paper is deemed to be of sufficient quality, no award will be given.

Nominations due 15 February unless otherwise noted.


2019 Award Recipients

Junil Choi, Jianhua Mo, and Robert W. Heath Jr. 

"Near Maximum-Likelihood Detector and Channel Estimator for Uplink Multiuser Massive MIMO Systems with One-Bit ADCs"IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 64, Issue: 5, pp. 2005-2018, May 2016.



Hossein Shokri-Ghadikolaei, Carlo FIschione, Gabor Fodor, Petar Popovski, and Michele Zorzi
“Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks: A MAC Layer Perspective”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 63, No. 10, pp.  3437- 3458, October 2015.

Gaurav Nigam, Paolo Minero, and Martin Haenggi
“Coordinated Multipoint Joint Transmission in Heterogeneous Networks”IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 62, No. 11, pp. 4134 - 4146, November 2014.

Sooyoung Hur, Taejoon Kim, David J. Love, James V. Krogmeier, Timothy A. Thomas, and Amitava Ghosh
“Millimeter Wave Beamforming for Wireless Backhaul and Access in Small Cell Networks”IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume 61, No. 10, pp. 4391-4403, October 2013.

Hien Quoc Ngo, Erik G. Larsson, and Thomas L. Marzetta
“Energy and Spectral Efficiency of Very Large Multiuser MIMO Systems”IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 61, No. 4, April 2013, pp. 1436-1449.

Jeffrey G. Andrews, François Baccelli, and Radha Krishna Ganti
“A Tractable Approach to Coverage and Rate in Cellular Networks,” IEEE Transactions On Communications, Vol. 59, No. 11, November 2011, pp. 3122-3134.

Changho Suh, Minnie Ho, and David N. C. Tse
"Downlink Interference Alignment", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 59, No. 9, September 2011, pp. 2616-2626.

Andrea Conti, Wesley M. Gifford, Moe Z. Win, and Marco Chiani
“Optimized Simple Bounds for Diversity Systems," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 57, No. 9, September 2009, pp. 2674-2685.

Shi Jin, Matthew R. McKay, Xiqi Gao, and Iain B. Collings
"MIMO Multichannel Beamforming: SER and Outage Using New Eigenvalue Distributions of Complex Noncentral Wishart Matrices," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 424-434, March 2008

Guocong Song, Geoffrey Ye Li, and Leonard J. Cimini
"Joint Channel- and Queue-Aware Scheduling for Multiuser Diversity in Wireless OFDMA Networks", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 57, No. 7, pp. 2109-2121, July 2009

Angel Lozano, Antonia Tulino, and Sergio Verdu
"Optimum Power Allocation for Multiuser OFDM with Arbitrary Signal Constellations", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 828–837, May 2008

Bongyong Song, Rene L. Cruz, and Bhaskar D. Rao
"Network Duality for Multiuser MIMO Beamforming Networks and Applications", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 618 – 630, March 2007

Ying Yu Tai, Lan Lan, Lingqi Zeng, Shu Lin, and Khaled A. S. Abdel-Ghaffar
"Algebraic Construction of Quasi-Cyclic LDPC Codes for the AWGN and Erasure Channels", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 54, No. 10, pp. 1765-1774, October 2006

Bertrand M. Hochwald, Christian B. Peel, and A. Lee Swindlehurst
"A Vector-Perturbation Technique for Near-Capacity Multiantenna Multiuser Communication- Part I: Channel Inversion and Regularization", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 53, No.1, pp. 195-202, January 2005

"A Vector-Perturbation Technique for Near-Capacity Multiantenna Multiuser Communication- Part II: Perturbation", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 53, No.3, pp. 537-544, March 2005

Stephan ten Brink, Gerhard Kramer, and Alexei Ashikhmin
"Design of Low-Density Parity-Check Codes for Modulation and Detection", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 670-678, April 2004

Andrew Sendonaris, Elza Erkip, and Behnaam Aazhang
"User Cooperation Diversity - Part I: System Description" and "User Cooperation Diversity - Part II: Implementation Aspects and Performance Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 51, No. 11, pp. 1927-1948, November 2003

2003 - No Award

Casey L. Miller, Desmond P. Taylor, and Peter T. Gough
"Estimation of Co-Channel Signals with Linear Complexity", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 29, No. 11, pp. 1997-2005, November, 2001

Sirikiat Lek Ariyavisitakul
"Turbo Space-Time Processing to Improve Wireless Channel Capacity", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 48, No. 8, pp. 1347-1359, Aug. 2000

Nick McKeown, Adisak Mekkittikul, Venkat Anantharam, and Jean Walrand
"Achieving 100% Throughput in an Input-Queued Switch", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 47, No. 8, August 1999, pp. 1260-1267

Theodore S. Rappaport, Greg Durgin, and Hao Xu
"Measurements and Models for Radio Path Loss and penetration Loss In and Around Homes and Trees at 5.85 GHz", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol 46, No 11, Nov 1998, pp. 1484-1496 

1998 - No Award

Claude Berrou and Alan Glavieux
"Near Optimum Error Correcting Coding and Decoding: Turbo-Codes", IEEE Transactions on Communications, October 1996, Volume 44, Number 10, pp 1261-1271

G. Golden, J. Mazo, and J. Salz
"Transmitter design for data transmission in the presence of data-like interferer", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume 43, Feb/Mar/Apr 1995

Ender Ayanoglu, Israel Bar-David, Chih-Lin I, and Richard D. Gitlin
"Analog Diversity Coding to Provide Transparent Self-Healing Communication Networks", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume 42, No. 1, January 1994

A.J. Viterbi, A.M. Viterbi, and E. Zehavi
"Performance of Power-Controlled Wideband Terrestial Digital Communications", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume 41, No. 4, April 1993

H. Heffes and D.M. Lucantoni
"A Markov Modulated Characterization of Packetized Voice and Data Traffic and Related Statistical Multiplexer Performance", IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Network Performance Evaluation, Vol. SAC-4, No. 6, 856-68, 1986