G. David Forney, Jr.

Dr. G. David Forney, Jr.

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.

Bibliographies

  1. Buy Dr. Forney's book Concatenated Codes
  2. IEEE History Center
  3. Publications and Journals
  4. MIT Faculty Bio Page