"For fostering successful partnerships between ComSoc and its Sister Societies and for encouraging a spirit of mutual support and respect in the international communications community."
Stephen B. Weinstein, an IEEE Life Fellow, received his SB, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., the University of Michigan, and the University of California at Berkeley. His career has been mainly with Bell Laboratories, American Express, Bellcore (now Telcordia), and NEC Research Labs America. He is now an independent consultant (Communication Theory & Technology Consulting LLC) advising industrial clients and law firms.
Dr. Weinstein invented the data-driven echo cancellation technique used in voiceband modems and pioneered the application of the Fast Fourier Transform to OFDM/DMT modulation. He wrote the book Getting the Picture: A Guide to CATV and the New Electronic Media (IEEE Press, 1986), is co-author of the textbook Data Communication Principles (Plenum, 1992), and is the author of The Multimedia Internet (Springer, 2005), an overview of technologies contributing to audio/video media on the Internet.
Active in IEEE, he served as President (1996-97) of the IEEE Communications Society and Division III Director (2002-2003) on the IEEE Board. His publications and conferences activities include co-founding the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and the Journal of Communications and Networks [published by the Korea Information and Communications Society (KICS) with the technical cooperation of ComSoc], serving as co-program chair of three IEEE CAS/COM intersociety conferences, and serving as Program Chair for the 2004 IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC). He advanced Sister Society collaboration with national societies in Korea, Russia, and other countries.
He and his wife, Judith, connected Morris County, NJ public libraries to the Internet in 1993, the second in the country after Seattle. He received the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984 and the IEEE Second Millennium Medal in 2000. He is the recipient of the Eduard Rhein Foundation's (Germany) 2006 Basic Research Award for his pioneering work in OFDM.