Engineering dean wins IEEE best paper award

By Hilary Parker
June 21, 2007

Dean of Engineering H. Vincent Poor will receive the 2007 IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Best Paper Award, sponsored by Qualcomm, Inc.  The annual award is given for an original paper in the field of wireless communications published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, selected based upon its originality, utility, timeliness and clarity of presentation.

Poor will share the award with former Princeton research associate Cristina Comaniciu, now an assistant professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, for a paper they co-authored, entitled “On the Capacity of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks with Delay Constraints.”

Currently the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, Poor joined the Princeton faculty in 1990 and became engineering dean in 2006. A Princeton alumnus, he completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science at the University in 1977. His research interests include statistical signal processing and stochastic analysis, and their applications, particularly in wireless networks.

An elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, Poor is a fellow of the IEEE and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, among other scientific organizations. He is a past president of the IEEE Information Theory Society and is the current editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.