Awarded the Marconi Prize in 1997
"For contributions to communications theory and the applications of those insights to data-transmission products."
Presented by: H.E. K.R. Narayanan, Vice President of India at the Parliament, New Delhi
Dr. Forney is regarded as a founder of the modem industry. In 1970, he invented the first reliable high-speed modem, later adopted as an international standard, out of which all subsequent modem technology has grown. Dr. Forney is currently a Bernard M. Gordon Adjunct Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.