Prof. Raymond Yeung Receives Communication Technology Award

June 2016

Prof. Yeung Wai-ho Raymond, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering and co-director, Institute of Network Coding, has recently been granted the 2016 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award for his pioneering contributions to the field of network coding. The award was established in 1995. Professor Yeung and his collaborators are the first research team in Asia-Pacific to receive this honour.

The fundamental concept of network coding was introduced in the late 1990s, largely due to the work of Professor Yeung and his research team. Network coding is a technique that replaces routers with coders that transmit 'evidence' of a message instead of sending the message itself. The receiver can deduce the original message by the evidence collected, making network communications more efficient, reliable, stable and secure.