IEEE Awards Rappaport Armstrong Achievement Award
Monday, October 26, 2015 | Comments

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society announced it will award New York University's Theodore S. Rappaport the 2015 Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award for his broad contribution and outstanding leadership in channel measurement and technology research fundamental to mobile communications.

Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber professor of electrical and computer engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, a professor of computer science at the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematics, a professor of radiology at the NYU Langone School of Medicine and founder of NYU WIRELESS, the first university center to combine wireless engineering, computing and medical applications research.

NYU WIRELESS is home to pioneering research with the millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum, including propagation measurements, radio channel modeling, system simulation and antenna technology that are the foundation for 5G technology, projected to become 1,000 times faster than 4G, with the ability to handle at least 50 times more traffic.

Rappaport launched the center in 2012, and it has since grown to include more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 20 faculty researchers and nearly 20 industrial affiliate sponsors. Before coming to NYU, Rappaport founded two other leading wireless academic research centers and two successful tech startup companies.

“Professor Ted Rappaport has been vital in making NYU a leading force in the field of wireless communication,” said Katepalli Sreenivasan, president and dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. “This latest honor from the IEEE Communications Society affirms the importance and foundational nature of his work and places him squarely in the pantheon of history-making researchers.”

The award is named in honor of inventor Edwin H. Armstrong, whose research formed the backbone of radio communications.

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