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Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award 2001 - Ezio Biglieri

"For contributions spanning three decades in the analysis, simulation, and design of digital communications systems"

Ezio Biglieri was born in Aosta (Italy) in 1944. He received his training in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), where he received his Dr.\ Engr.\ degree in 1967.

From 1968 to 1975 he was with Politecnico di Torino, first as a Research Engineer, then as an Associate Professor. In 1975 he was made a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Napoli (Italy). In 1977 he returned to Politecnico di Torino as a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. From 1987 to 1990 he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1990 he has been again a professor with Politecnico di Torino.

He was elected three times to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and in 1999 he was the President of the Society. He was the general co-chair of the ``IEEE 2000 International Symposium on Information Theory,'' Sorrento, Italy, June 2000. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Information Theory Society and the IEEE Communications Society.

Among his awards, in 2000 he received the ``IEEE Donald G.\ Fink Prize Paper Award,'', and the IEEE Third-Millennium Medal for outstanding contributions to the Information Theory area of technology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.