FACULTY HONOR: Poor elected to Royal Society in the United Kingdom

May 6, 2014, 10:28 a.m.

The Royal Society, the United Kingdom's national academy of science, has elected H. Vincent Poor, dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, as a member. 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. The fellowship, created in 1660, has included Newton, Darwin and Einstein as members.