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Electrical Engineering Chair Abbas El Gamal receives IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

El Gamal is noted for contributions to network multi-user information theory and for impact on programmable circuit architectures

Abbas El Gamal is the Hitachi America Professor in the School of Engineering and the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering. He has been awarded the 2016 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal. The award’s citation reads, “for contributions to network multi-user information theory and for wide ranging impact on programmable circuit architectures.”

IEEE Medals are the highest awards that the IEEE presents on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors. The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal recognizes exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology. Established in 1986, the medal is named in honor of Dr. Richard W. Hamming, who had a central role in the development of computer and computing science, and whose many significant contributions in the area of information science include his error-correcting codes.

Professor El Gamal is a Life Fellow of IEEE and recipient of the Shannon Award (2012).

Read more about the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal.