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Awards

 

1983 Landau Award, Distinguished Research Award for Faculty Members.

1985 Distinguished Research Kennedy Leigh Award.

1985 ALON Grant for Distinguished Young Scientists.

1985 Best Student Paper Award at the 14th Convention of IEEE (in Israel)

1988 Klein Award for work on “Signal Representation and Reconstruction”.

1988 New England Academic Award for exceptional contribution in the field of Communication Systems and Information Theory.

1990 The Association for Technological Education Research Award.

1994 IEEE Fellow: Citation: “For contribution to Shannon Theory as applied to the calculation of the reliability of communications channels.

1999 The URSI van der Pol Gold Medal. Citation: “For contributions to the basic understanding of the potentials for and the limitations to information transfer through various communication channel models”.

1999 Corecipient of the 2000 Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award for the paper: entitled: “Fading Channels: Information-Theoretic and Communications Aspects,” IEEE transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 44, No. 6, October 1998, pp. 2619-2692.

2000 The Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research.

2003 Corecipient of the 2003 Joint IT/ComSoc Paper Award for the paper:

S. Shamai (Shitz) and I. Sason, “Variations on the Gallager Bounds, Connections, and Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 48, No. 12, pp. 3029-3051, December 2002.

2004 Corecipient of the 2004 Joint IT/ComSoc Paper Award for the paper: G. Caire and S. Shamai (Shitz), “On Achievable Rates in Multi-Antenna Broadcast Downlink,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 49, No. 7, pp. 1691-1706, July 2003.

2007 Corecipient of the 2007 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award for the paper: H. Weingarten, Y. Steinberg and S. Shamai (Shitz), “The Capacity Region of the Gaussian Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Broadcast Channel,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 52, No. 9, pp. 3936-3964, September 2006.

2008 Corecipient of the 2008 Best Student Paper Award in Signal Processing & Data Storage for the paper: O. Shental, N. Shental, S. Shamai (Shitz), I. Kanter, A. J. Weiss and Y. Weiss, “Discrete-Input Two-Dimensional Gaussian Channels with Memory: Estimation and Information via Graphical Models and Statistical Mechanics,” IEEE Trans. Information Theory, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 1500-1513, April 2008.

2010 Corecipient of the First 2009 European Commission FP9 Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (NEWCOM++) for the paper: Mari Kobayashi, Merouane Debbah and Shlomo Shamai (Shitz), Secured Communication over Frequency-Selective Fading Channels: a Practical Vandermonde Precoding,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2009.

2010 Thomson Reuters (ISI) Award for International Excellence in Scientific Research.

2011 Recipient of the 2011 Information Theory Society Claude E. Shannon Award.

2012 Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

2012-13 IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer.

2012 Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

2013 Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

2014 Recepient of the Rothschild Prize in Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Engineering.

2014 Corecipient of the 2014 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, for the paper: “Compound Wiretap Channels,’” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2009.

2014 Listed in the Thomson Reuters “The World’s Most Influencial Scientific Minds”.

2015  Coreceipient of the IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award, for the paper:
D. Gesbert, S. Hanly, H. Huang, S. Shamai, O. Simeone, W.Yu, “Multi-cell MIMO cooperative networks:
A new look at interference”, Journal Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 28, no. 9, pp. 1380-1408, Dec. 2010.

2015 NEWCOM#, 2014 Best Student Paper Award for the paper: J. Villard, P. Piandanida and S. Shamai, “Secure Transmission of Sources Over Noisy Channels With Side Information  at the Receivers,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 713-739, January 2014.

2015 European Commission FP7 Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (NEWCOM\#) Best Paper Award, for the paper: A. Zaidi and S. Shamai (Shitz), “On Cooperative Multiple Access Channels with Delayed CSI at Transmitters,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 6204-6230, Oct. 2014.

2015 Listed in the Thomson Reuters “The World’s Most Influencial Scientific Minds”.

2016 2017 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal for “fundamental contributions to information theory and wireless communications”.

2016 Selected in the Thomson Reuters “Highly Cited Researcher 2016″.