Sergio Verdú


Awards and Recognition

2016 National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing with the citation ``for consistent and distinguished contributions of review material in information theory, and for a leading role in developing high-quality review journals covering broad areas of the information sciences."

Member, National Academy of Sciences, elected 2014

Listed in World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2014, 2015, Thomson Reuters

Corresponding Member, Real Academia de Ingeniería, Spain, 2013

Tenth Viterbi Lecturer, Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Department, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, March 2012

2011 Information Theory Outstanding Paper Award

Plenary Lecturer, 19th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Barcelona, Spain, 2011

Inaugural Nyquist Distinguished Lecture, Yale University, 2010

Book Allen Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009

Plenary Lecture, 2009 Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

2009 Stephen O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory, IEEE Communications Society.

2009 Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Princeton University.

2004-2007 Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award, The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).

Sixth Annual UCSD Claude E. Shannon Memorial Lecture, University of California, San Diego, 2008

Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, 2008--present

2008 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, for "Fundamental Contributions to Information Theory and the Development of Multiuser Detection."

2007 Claude E Shannon Award, IEEE Information Theory Society

Member, National Academy of Engineering, elected 2007

Plenary Lecturer, Forty-Fourth Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, And Computing, Monticello, Illinois, 2006

IEEE Trans. Communication paper “Near-Far Resistance of Multiuser Detectors in Asynchronous Channels” included in IEEE Communications Society 50th Anniversary Journal Col lection and in The Best of the Best: Fifty Years of Communications and Networking Research.

Best Paper Award, IEEE Ninth International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications, Manaus, Brazil, August, 2006

Doctor Honoris Causa, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 2005

2005/2006 Joint Paper Award, IEEE Communications and Information Theory Societies

2002 Leonard G. Abraham Prize Award, IEEE Communications Society

Plenary Lecturer, 2002 IEEE Int. Symposium on Information Theory, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2002

Joint MSRI-Evans Lecture, Mathematics Department, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society, 2001-2002

Plenary lecture, 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

2000 Frederick Emmons Terman, American Society for Engineering Education

IEEE Millennium Medal, 2000

2000 Paper Award, Japan Telecommunications Advancement Foundation

Golden Jubilee Paper Award, IEEE Information Theory Society, 1998

1998 Information Theory Outstanding Paper Award

President, IEEE Information Theory Society, 1997

Vice President, IEEE Information Theory Society, 1996

Invited Plenary Lecturer, IEEE Symp. on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, 1996, 2004, 2011

Second Vice President, IEEE Information Theory Society, 1995

IEEE Region 9 Distinguished Speakers Tour, IEEE Communications Society, Oct.-Nov. 1995, Argentina, Chile and Brazil

1992 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Award

IEEE Fellow, (for "contributions to Multiuser Communications and Information Theory"), 1992

Lady Davis Fellow, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, 1991

IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors, Elected 1989-91, 1992-94

Listed in American Men and Women in Science, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Whos's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in the East, ISI Highly Cited Researchers

Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1989 - Princeton University, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Representative of the IEEE Information Theory Society, IEEE Region 10 Tour, October, 1989

IEEE Senior Member, 1988

NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1988

A. Rheinstein Award, Outstanding Junior Faculty Member, 1987 - Princeton University, School of Engineering and Applied Science

IBM Faculty Development Award, 1985

NSF Research Initiation Award, 1985

Student Paper Award 1984, Illinois Chapter - Sigma Xi

IBM Graduate Fellowship, 1983

Elected to Membership in: Tau Beta Pi, 1982; Sigma Xi, 1984

National University Prize 1982, Ministry of Education of Spain

Prize Antonio Mora 1981, Asociacion Mutualista de la Ingenieria Civil, Spain

First in 1980 Graduation Class Award, School of Telecommunications Engineering, Polytechnic University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Fulbright Scholarship 1980, Educational Exchange Commission USA-Spain

National prize to the Best Scholar 1980, Ministry of Education of Spain