Awarded the Marconi Prize in 1999
"For theoretical and practical contributions to cryptography and related coding problems; teacher and mentor to a generation of scientists and technologists"
Presented by: The Honorable Renzo Imbeni, VP of the European Parliament at the University of Bolgna, Italy, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi in that city and the 25th of the foundation.
Professor Massey made significant advances in forward-error-correcting codes, multi-user communications, and cryptographic systems. In addition, Professor Massey is known for his contributions to the field of engineering education. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Lund, Sweden.