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About ComSoc

Certificate, plaque, and an honorarium of US$1,000.

Basis for Judging
Exemplary service to IEEE Communications Society publications over a sustained period of time.

Annually (as appropriate)

Nominations due 1 September unless otherwise noted.

Joseph LoCicero
Joseph L. LoCicero

Joseph L. LoCicero was born on September 18, 1947 in the Borough of The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He received his academic training at the City College of New York (BSEE 1970 and MSEE 1971) and the City University of New York (Ph.D. 1977). He performed his doctoral thesis research under Donald L. Schilling. Upon receipt of his doctoral degree he joined Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) as a faculty member in what is now the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, where he served for over 30 years as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, and Motorola Chair Professor, as well as undertaking the position of Acting Chair of the ECE Department for two years. He was one of the co-founders of the Wireless Network and Communications (WiNCom) Research Center.While at IIT, Dr. LoCicero worked on problems in signal processing and communications, focusing particularly in the areas of speech processing, video systems, and wireless communications. He specialized in low bit rate voice, computer generated holography for photonic switching, pitch detection, automatic speech recognition, and nonlinear power amplifiers, among other research topics. 

He authored more than ninety technical articles, three book chapters, and co-edited Tutorial in Modern Communications and the IEEE Press Book Television Technology Today. Dr. LoCicero was advisor to many doctoral students and several students who received the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree under his guidance.

2019 Award Recipient

“For outstanding service as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and exemplary service to IEEE Communications Society publications."

Dong In Kim, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Dong In Kim, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

Dong In Kim received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1990. He was a tenured Professor with the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. Since 2007, he has been a SKKU-Fellowship Professor with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, South Korea. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He is the Executive Chair for the IEEE ICC 2022 in Seoul. He has been a first recipient of the NRF of Korea Engineering Research Center in Wireless Communications for RF Energy Harvesting since 2014. From 2001 to 2019, he served as an Editor and an Editor-at-Large of Wireless Communication I for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. From 2002 to 2011, he also served as an Editor and a Founding Area Editor of Cross-Layer Design and Optimization for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. From 2008 to 2011, he served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE/KICS Journal of Communications and Networks. He served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, from 2012 to 2015.


2018 - Robert Schober
2017 - Sarah Kate Wilson
2016 - Leonard J. Cimini Jr. 
2015 - Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
2014 - Chengshan Xiao
2013 - David Daut 
2012 - Nelson Fonseca
2011 - Vijay Bhargava
2010 - Larry Greenstein
2009 - Raouf Boutaba 
2008 - Andrzej Jajszczyk

2007 - Khaled Ben Letaief
2006 - James F. Kurose
2005 - Yeheskel (Zeke) Bar-Ness 
2004 - Desmond P. Taylor 
2003 - No Award
2002 - Curtis Siller
2001 - Bill Tranter
2000 - No Award
1999 - Joseph L. LoCicero
1998 - Paul Green