2021 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal for Emmanuel Candès

The IEEE Board of Directors has selected Professor Candès along with his colleagues Terence Tao at UCLA and Justin Romberg at the Georgia Institute of Technology as co-recipients of this award in recognition of outstanding achievements in signal processing. Created in 1995 for Kilby, whose innovation was a monumental precursor to the development of the signal processor and digital signal processing, the citation accompanying this unique honor reads: "For groundbreaking contributions to compressed sensing."

The IEEE Awards Program pays special tribute to those whose exceptional achievements have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession. Emmanuel reports being humbled to join a distinguished group of previous recipients and extremely happy that he shares it with Professors Romberg and Tao. Congratulations!