Swindlehurst to Receive IEEE Technical Achievement Award

Lee Swindlehurst will receive the 2022 IEEE Signal Processing Society's Claude Shannon-Harry Nyquist Technical Achievement Award.

Dec. 22, 2022 - Lee Swindlehurst, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has earned the 2022 IEEE Signal Processing Society's Claude Shannon-Harry Nyquist Technical Achievement Award. He was cited for his “contributions to multiuser and multiantenna communications and sensor array signal processing."

The award is named after two of the most influential electrical engineers of the 20th century. Harry Nyquist made fundamental contributions to feedback control theory and digital sampling, and Claude Shannon is known as the father of information theory. Swindlehurst is one of two individuals to receive the honor, given to those who, over a period of years, have made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas as demonstrated by publications, patents or impact on the field.

An IEEE fellow, Swindlehurst conducts research on multisensor signal processing, with particular emphasis on MIMO wireless communications, radar systems and biomedical signal analysis. He is the recipient of several research and best paper awards, most recently winning a 2021 IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Best Paper Award.

”It is a tremendous honor, and also incredibly humbling, to receive an award named after these two giants of our field,” said Swindlehurst. “I have been blessed with many influential mentors, collaborators and industrious students; this award belongs as much to them as to me.”

The award will be given to Swindlehurst at the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, which will take place June 4 to 9, on the island of Rhodes in Greece.

– Lori Brandt