Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

2016 IEEE Medal of Honor awarded to EE Alumni, G. David Forney Jr. '61

November 25, 2015

G. David Forney, Jr. '61, Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named the 2016 recipient of the IEEE Medal of Honor.  This is awarded for exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in IEEE fields of interest.  Forney received this for pioneering contributions to the theory of error-correcting codes and the development of reliable high-speed data communications.  The awards ceremony will take place on June 18, 2016 in New York City.