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Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications 2013 - David Daut

"For outstanding service and dedication to the IEEE Communications Society as Publications Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications."

David Daut

David G. Daut (S’76-M’80-SM’88) received the B.S.E.E. from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1976) and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1977, 1981).  He joined Rutgers University in 1980.  He has served as Director, ECE Graduate Program (1991-1999) and as Director, Engineering Computer Center (1989-1998).  He had served as Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from 1986 to 1988 and again from 1997 to 2006.  Currently, a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, his teaching and research activities are in the areas of communications and information systems.

His present research activities are focused on data/bandwidth compression techniques in the context of image coding and transmission, including: combined source and channel encoding of image data; digital communication system performance evaluation using different modulation and channel coding strategies in conjunction with both Gaussian and fading channel characterizations; wireless communication systems; the application of rate-distortion theoretic principles to the design of data and image transmission systems; and, optical communications systems employing Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing in the presence of fiber nonlinearities.  He has authored numerous journal and conference papers and was a co-recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Rice Prize Paper Award (1984).

Dr. Daut is an IEEE Senior Member and a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu as well as the Association for Computing Machinery, Optical Society of America, and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.  He served as an elected member of the IEEE Board of Directors (Division III) during 1998 and 1999.  In 2009 he served as General Co-Chair for the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, NJ.