Robert Calderbank, director of the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) and outgoing Dean of Natural Sciences, has been awarded the 2013 Richard W. Hamming Medal from the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
The medal is given in recognition of exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems and technology. Calderbank was cited for his "fundamental contributions to coding theory that impacted voice-band modems and wireless communication."
A professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and mathematics, Calderbank is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is a two-time winner of the IEEE Information Theory Prize Paper award.