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.


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