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Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications 2005 - Yeheskel (Zeke) Bar-Ness

"For outstanding, sustained, and visionary contributions to the Communications Society publication, IEEE Transactions on Communications, plus founder and first Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters."

Dr. Yeheskel Bar-Ness is a Distinguished Professor and Foundation Chair of Communications and Signal Processing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also the Executive Director of the Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research at NJIT. Dr. Bar-Ness received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel in 1958 and 1963, respectively, and the Ph.D. from Brown University in 1969.

He joined NJIT in 1985 after being at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and AT&T Bell Labs. Between September 1993 and August 1994, he was on sabbatical with the Telecommunications and Traffic Control Systems Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Between September 2000 and August 2001, he was on sabbatical at Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Zeke is an internationally known expert in communications and signal processing. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a recipient of numerous professional awards. He has published more than 200 papers and has a U.S. patent on smart antennas. He has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on a number of research grants or contracts supported by National Science Foundation, NJCST, US Army, US Air Force (Rome Lab), and Naval Oceanic Center, as well as industry grants from Interdigital and Samsung and others.

His current research interests include smart antenna systems for 4 th generation wireless data communications, phase noise mitigation, capacity optimization, OFDM and multi-carrier CDMA, packet data communications over coded CDMA and power adaptation strategies for DS/CDMA, and MC-CDMA. His professional activities include industrial and academic institutions in Israel and in the U.S. Dr. Bar-Ness is a recipient of the Kaplan Prize (1973), which is awarded annually by the government of Israel to the ten best technical contributors.