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University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

Prof. Marc Fossorier receives the prestigious IEEE Fellow Award (2006)

Professor Marc Fossorier will become an IEEE Fellow in 2006. He has been a faculty member with our department since 1996, and is currently a full professor.

He received the B.E. degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (I.N.S.A.) Lyon, France in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 1991 and 1994, all in electrical engineering.

Professor Fossorier's research expertise is in error control coding, which introduces data redundancy to reduce or eliminate errors in digital communication and storage. He has devised new codes and designed a number of efficient decoding algorithms.

His results were published in more than 200 journal and conference papers over the past ten years and resulted in several patents (some joint with Harvard University and Mitsubishi Electric). He has also coauthored a book "Trellises and Trellis-Based Decoding Algorithms" with S. Lin, T. Kasami, and T. Fujiwara. Professor Fossorier served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and currently serves as associate editor for the IEEE Letters on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Grant in 1997, and the "Outstanding University of Hawaii Research Award for an Associate Professor" in 2002.