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H. Vincent Poor

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Biography

Dr. H. Vincent Poor, the George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering at Princeton University, is widely recognized as one of the world's leading educators and researchers in wireless communications, signal processing and related fields.

The 26 doctoral candidates he has supervised are a "Who's Who" of authorities in corporate and academic communications research.In 2002, he received the U.S. National Science Foundation's Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, the highest honor bestowed by NSF for excellence in teaching and research.He is also a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering and is a former Guggenheim Fellow.

Dr. Poor's graduate-level textbook,"An Introduction to Signal Detection and Estimation," is considered the definitive reference in this field. He has also developed an undergraduate survey course titled "The Wireless Revolution," which has been hailed as a model for bringing the technical, political, economic and social implications of wireless communications to a broad array of students in both engineering and the liberal arts.

In addition to his skills as an educator, Dr. Poor is acknowledged worldwide for his landmark research contributions to the fields of robust statistical signal processing,multi-user detection and non-Gaussian signal processing, which have opened new horizons in wireless communications and related fields. An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Poor has served as Division X Director on the IEEE Board of Directors, as president of the IEEE Information Theory Society and as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.