January 16, 2007 —
Left: Robert Scholtz, Right Moe Win
Robert Scholtz and Moe Win Receive the 2006 IEEE Eric Sumner Medal at Globecom 2006 in San Francisco.
The 2006 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Medal was awarded to Robert Scholtz of the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and Prof. Moe Win of MIT "for pioneering contributions to ultra-wide band communication science and technology."
The IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1995. It may be presented annually, to an individual or a team of not more than three, for outstanding contributions to communications technology. Recipient selection is administered by the Awards Board through its Technical Field Awards Council. It is named in honor of Eric E. Sumner, 1991 IEEE President, who retired as Vice President, Operations Planning, AT&T Bell Laboratories after a long and distinguished career.
The award, sponsored by Lucent Technologies, was presented to Scholtz and Win by J. Roberto B. de Marca, former President of the IEEE Communications Society (see the attached photo, left to right: Scholtz, de Marca, Win). Prof. de Marca, who teaches at the Center for Studies in Telecommunications - CETUC, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, received his Ph.D. from USC under Prof. Scholtz in 1977. Prof. Win was also a USC Ph.D. student of Prof. Scholtz and received his degree in 1998