- IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
Motivated by the pursuit of flawless wireless multimedia communications solutions with the ultimate goal of “telepresence,” Lajos Hanzo has made essential contributions to multimedia signal compression; joint source and channel coding; modulation; networking; caching; the security aspects of 3G, 4G, and 5G; as well as to emerging mobile communications systems. His work on adaptive quadrature amplitude modulation (AQAM) has become a pervasive fading countermeasure. The resultant AQAM-based solutions have been used in countless mobile phones, digital audio/video broadcasting, and WiFi systems. Hanzo has also contributed to the evolution of adaptive orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, which became part of the 4G standard, as well as to quantum signal processing and communications.
An IEEE Fellow, Hanzo is Chair of Telecommunications with the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.