"As it's first recipient and in acknowledgment of his sustained editorial contributions to the Society's Journals and Magazines, for his service as an Editor-in-Chief, and as Feature Editor of the acclaimed CommuniCrostic Puzzle."
Paul Green made pioneering contributions to spread spectrum, channel adaptive receivers (Rake), radar astronomy and seismic array signal processing during his 20 years with MIT Lincoln Lab. From 1969 to January, 1997 he was variously a senior manager at IBM's Research Division or a member of IBM's Corporate Technical Committee. His IBM technical interests centered around speech recognition, peer networking and later fiber optic networking. He initiated in 1979 the program that later became APPN, the peer network control generation of System Network Architecture, and in 1988 IBM's optical networking program, which was acquired by Tellabs in January, 1997. At Tellabs, where he works on optical crossconnects and all-optical networking, his current title is Director of Optical Networking Technology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and the recipient of several awards and medals from the IEEE and the ACM. He is the author of Fiber Optic Networks, (1993) and Editor of a number of reprint collections. He has been President of both the IEEE Communication Society and the Information Theory Society.