Tse to Receive IEEE 2019 Richard W. Hamming Medal


Dr. David Tse (LIDS/MIT PhD, 1994), the Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor of Engineering at Stanford University, has been named as the recipient of the IEEE’s 2019 Richard W. Hamming Medal with the citation “for seminal contributions to wireless network information theory and wireless network systems.” The medal will be presented at an IEEE conference in May 2019.

Tse was a postdoctoral member of technical staff at A.T. & T. Bell Laboratories from 1994 to 1995. He was on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in the University of California at Berkeley from 1995 to 2014. He has been with Stanford University since 2014. His current research is centered on information theory and its applications in various fields, including wireless communication, energy and computational biology. As a world-renowned information theorist, Tse received the 2017 Claude E. Shannon Award. He was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2018.


The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, established in 1986, is named in honor of Dr. Richard W. Hamming, who had a central role in the development of computer and computing science, and whose many significant contributions in the area of information science include his error-correcting codes. It is awarded to an individual or team (up to three members) for exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology.