- IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
The pioneering contributions of Shuo-Yen Robert Li, Raymond W. Yeung, and Ning Cai to network coding have laid the foundation of the field. Their seminal work on linear network coding has changed the landscape of the information technology by demonstrating an improvement of transmission rates over traditional routing techniques in communication networks. Linear network coding has become one of the fastest-growing areas in communication theory. It is now being actively investigated for applications to mobile/wireless, network infrastructure and protocols, cloud storage, content distribution networks, and video streaming.
An IEEE Fellow, Prof. Cai is a Distinguished Professor, The School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China.