Monday, July 22, 2013

Prof. Janos Korner has received the 2014 Claude E. Shannon Award. The prize, the most prestigious in Information Theory, is awarded by the IEEE Information Society to "honor consistent and profound" contributions at the intersection of mathematics, communications engineering, and theoretical computer science.

Roberto Fano and Andrea Viterbi, both Italian, received the award in the past; however, both worked in the United States where they relocated to escape persecution on the grounds of race.  The award to Janos Korner is the first time the award has been granted to a researcher living and working in Italy.