Poor elected to the Royal Society
The society recognized Poor "for his fundamental contributions to information theory, statistical signal processing and wireless communications." Poor, the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, was among 10 foreign members named to the society, which annually elects fellows and foreign members from several hundred candidates renowned for contributions to science, engineering and medicine.
Poor earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1977 and joined the Princeton faculty in 1990. Among many honors, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005, and the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.
The Royal Society fellowship, created in 1660, has included Newton, Darwin and Einstein as members.