
Golden Jubilee Paper Awards
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Information
Theory, the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory
Society instituted the IEEE Information Theory Society Golden
Jubilee Awards for Technological Innovation and the Golden Jubilee
Paper Awards. The awards were given at the 1998 International
Symposium on Information Theory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August
1998. The Golden Jubilee Paper Awards are given for outstanding
articles published in the IEEE Transactions on Information
Theory whose impact on the development of the fields of interest
to the Information Theory Society is now widely recognized. Papers
that have received the Information Theory Society Paper Award
are not eligible. The papers IEEE Information Theory Society Golden
Jubilee Paper Awards go to:
 M. J. E. Golay, "Notes on digital coding," Proc.
IRE, vol. 37, p.637, 1949.
 C. E. Shannon, "The zeroerror capacity of a
noisy channel", IEEE Trans. Information
Theory, IT2, pp. 819, 1956
 R. Price, "A Useful Theorem for nonlinear devices
having Gaussian inputs", IEEE
Trans. Inform. Theory, IT 4, pp. 6972, June 1958.
 R.G. Gallager, "LowDensity ParityCheck Codes,"
IRE Transactions on Information Theory, IT8, pp. 2128,
January 1962
 R. G. Gallager, "A simple derivation of the coding
theorem and some applications", IEEE Trans. Information
Theory, IT11, pp. 318, Jan. 1965
 T. Cover and P. Hart, "Nearest neighbor pattern
classification", IEEE Trans. Inform.
Theory, IT13, pp. 2127, 1967.
 J. L. Massey, "Shiftregister synthesis and BCH
decoding,'' IEEE Trans. Inform.
Theory, IT 15, pp.122127, 1969.
 T. Kailath, "A general likelihoodratio formula
for random signals in Gaussian noise,'' IEEE Trans. Inform.
Theory, IT15, pp.350  361, 1969.
 G. D. Forney, Jr., "Convolutional codes I: Algebraic
structure,'' IEEE Trans. Inform.
Theory, IT 16, pp. 720738, 1970.
 G. D. Forney, Jr, "Maximum Likelihood Sequence
Estimation of Digital Sequences in the Presence of Intersymbol
Interference", IEEE Trans. Information
Theory, IT18, pp. 363378, May 1972
 L. R. Bahl, J. Cocke, F. Jelinek, J.Raviv, "Optimal
Decoding of Linear Codes for Minimizing Symbol Error Rate",
IEEE Transactions
on Information Theory, IT20, pp. 284287, March 1974
 R. J. McEliece, E.R. Rodemich, H.C. Rumsey, and
L.R. Welch, "New upper bounds on the rate of a code via the
DelsarteMacWilliams inequalities,'' IEEE Trans. Inform.
Theory, IT 23, pp.157166, 1977.
 H. Imai and S. Hirakawa, "A new multilevel coding
method using errorcorrecting codes," IEEE Trans. Inform.
Theory, IT 23, pp. 371377, 1977.
 R. M. Tanner, "A recursive approach to lowcomplexity
codes,"IEEE Trans. Inform.
Theory, IT 27, pp.533547, 1981.
 S. Verdú,
``Minimum probability of error for
asynchronous Gaussian multipleaccess channels,'' IEEE Trans. Inform.
Theory, IT32, pp. 85  96, 1986.

