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 Awards are given to the authors of discoveries,
advances and inventions that have had a profound impact in the
technology of information transmission, processing and compression.
The recipients of the 1998 IEEE Information Theory Society Golden
Jubilee Awards for Technological Innovation are:
1. Norman Abramson:
For the invention of the first random-access communication protocol.
2. Elwyn Berlekamp:
For the invention of a computationally efficient algebraic decoding
3. Claude Berrou, Alain Glavieux and Punya Thitimajshima:
For the invention of turbo codes.
4. Ingrid Daubechies:
For the invention of wavelet-based methods for signal processing.
5. Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman:
For the invention of public-key cryptography.
6. Peter Elias:
For the invention of convolutional codes.
7. G. David Forney, Jr:
For the invention of concatenated codes and a generalized minimum-distance
8. Robert M. Gray:
For the invention and development of training mode vector quantization.
9. David Huffman:
For the invention of the Huffman minimum-length lossless data-compression
10. Kees A. Schouhamer Immink:
For the invention of constrained codes for commercial recording
11. Abraham Lempel and Jacob Ziv:
For the invention of the Lempel-Ziv universal data compression
12. Robert W. Lucky:
For the invention of pioneering adaptive equalization methods.
13. Dwight O. North:
For the invention of the matched filter.
14. Irving S. Reed:
For the co-invention of the Reed-Solomon error correction codes.
15. Jorma Rissanen:
For the invention of arithmetic coding.
16. Gottfried Ungerboeck:
For the invention of trellis coded modulation.
17. Andrew J. Viterbi:
For the invention of the Viterbi algorithm.