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William H. Sanders
Department Head
ECE ILLINOIS
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-2300
Fax: (217) 244-7075
whs@illinois.edu

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Richard E. Blahut

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Emeritus
109 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-6669

Primary Research Area

  • Communications

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1972

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Research Interests

Communications, Signal Processing, Information Theory, Optical Recording

Research Areas

Honors

  • IEEE Claude E. Shannon Award, 2005
  • Henry Magnuski Professor 2000
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal
  • TBP Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award 2000
  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal 1998
  • National Academy of Engineering 1990
  • Who's Who in America Listing 1985
  • Japanese Society for the Propagation of Science Fellowship 1982
  • Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1981
  • Fellow of IBM Corporation, 1980
  • IBM Corporate Recognition Award 1979
  • IBM Outstanding Innovation Award 1978
  • IBM Outstanding Contribution Award 1976
  • IEEE Information Theory Group Outstanding Paper Award 1974
  • IBM Resident Study Program 1969-1971
  • IBM Outstanding Contribution Award 1968