"For 10 years of outstanding contribution to the organization and technical management of IEEE Communications Society’s flagship conferences."
Hikmet Sari received his Engineering Degree and Ph.D. from the ENST, Paris, France, and the post-doctoral Habilitation degree from the University of Paris XI. From 1980 to 2002, he held various research and management positions at the Philips Research Laboratories, SAT, Alcatel, Pacific Broadband Communications, and Juniper Networks. He is currently Professor and Head of the Telecommunications Department of SUPELEC and also Chief Scientist of Sequans Communications. His distinctions include the IEEE Fellow Grade (1995), the André Blondel Medal (also in 1995), the Edwin H. Armstrong Award in 2003, and election to Academia Europaea (the Academy of Europe) in 2012.
Dr. Sari has served as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications (1987 – 1981), a Guest Editor of the European Transactions on Telecommunications (1993) and of the IEEE JSAC (1999), and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters (1999 – 2002). He served as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society in 2001 - 2006, as a Member of the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee in 2002 – 2007, and as a Member of the Awards Committee in 2005 - 2007. He was Chair of the Communication Theory Symposium of ICC 2002, Technical Program Chair of ICC 2004, Vice General Chair of ICC 2006, General Chair of PIMRC 2010, and General Chair of WCNC 2012. He also chaired the GLOBECOM and ICC Technical Content (GITC) Committee in 2010 – 2011. Currently, he is a Member of the GLOBECOM and ICC Management and Strategy (GIMS) Committee, Executive Chair of WCNC 2014, and Executive Co-Chair of ICC 2016.