Modem maestro: g. david forney jr., the 2016 ieee medal of honor recipient, turns information theory into practice.

@article{Anderson2016ModemMG,
  title={Modem maestro: g. david forney jr., the 2016 ieee medal of honor recipient, turns information theory into practice.},
  author={Mark Anderson},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={44-47}
}
IT CAN SOMETIMES SEEM AS THOUGH there's a gaping chasm between theory and reality. But G. David Forney Jr., the recipient of this year's IEEE Medal of Honor, masterfully straddles both realms, his colleagues say. A key figure in the development of the high-speed modem, a device that opened up the Internet and all its associated world-changing technologies, Forney has balanced the practical and the theoretical throughout his career. Over the years, he has not only made critical contributions to… CONTINUE READING