Adjunct Professor Dariush Divsalar is a Recipient of IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
Adjunct Professor Dariush Divsalar has been selected for the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal. The citation reads: “for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of channel codes that transformed deep space and other forms of wireless communications.”
Prof. Divsalar is a true Bruin. He received his M.Sc., Engineering degree and Ph.D. all in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1975, 1977 and 1978, respectively. He joined the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is now a principal scientist involved in developing state of the art technology for advance deep space communications systems for NASA’s space exploration. While at JPL Prof. Divsalar taught graduate courses at UCLA electrical engineering department and now continues to collaborate with faculty and students in research as an adjunct professor.
“We are extremely proud that Dariush, an alumnus and a peer in the department is being honored with this prestigious medal,” comments electrical engineering Chair Frank Chang.
IEEE honors and recognizes technical professionals for their unparalleled and seminal contributions on technology, society and the engineering profession. The Alexander Graham Bell Medal recognizes the “exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering.”IEEE will hold an awards ceremony on 23rd of August, 2014 in conjunction with the IEEE Sections Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.