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Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award 2010 - Len J. Cimini, Jr

"For sustained, high-quality contributions to Communications Society governance and operations, including conference development, publications, awards processes and strategic planning."

Len J. Cimini, Jr

Len Cimini received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, and then worked at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs for twenty years.  In 2002, he joined the ECE Department at the University of Delaware.  He has published more than 140 journal and conference papers and has been awarded 21 US patents.  Dr. Cimini has been very active within the IEEE, and he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE JSAC: Wireless Communications Series.  He has served two terms as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society, and is currently Vice President - Publications.  Len was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2000 “for his contributions to the theory and practice of high-speed wireless communications,” and, in 2007, was given the James R. Evans Avant Garde Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for his pioneering work on OFDM for wireless communications.  In 2010, he was recognized as an Innovator by the New Jersey Inventor’s Hall of Fame.