Victor Lawrence honored with IEEE Simon Ramo Medal

March 21, 2007

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Victor Lawrence, Associate Dean and Batchelor Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering in Stevens' Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering, has been awarded the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal.

The Simon Ramo Medal was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1982 for exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science. The award is named in honor of the distinguished engineering contributions of Dr. Simon Ramo, former Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of TRW, Inc.

Nominees are evaluated based on significance of achievement in systems engineering and systems science or for technical leadership in a major innovative engineering project within the scope of the IEEE, originality, breadth, impact on technology, patents/publications and the quality of the nomination.

At Stevens, Lawrence is also the Director of the Center for Intelligent Networked Systems (iNetS), which was established to explore opportunities for insertion of intelligence within networked systems to achieve "smart" systems whose components easily work with one another. Networked systems extend from large scale systems of diverse interconnected networks through specialized networks optimized for targeted applications to the end-points of networks. iNetS explores the systematic insertion of intelligence at all points throughout this complex system of systems to achieve ease of operation and quality of service. For this purpose, iNetS explores insertion of intelligence within points of the overall networked system, consistent with the needs of adjacent connected components

A pioneer in the application of digital signal processing concepts and techniques to data communications, Lawrence has made seminal contributions to the evolution of voiceband modems, digital subscriber line technology and broadband transmission. His work on V-series modem technology and international standards has paved the way for worldwide Internet access and made high-speed data communication over international networks possible. He has served on the IEEE Fellow Committee, as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Communications, as chair of the IEEE Awards Board and on the IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors.

An IEEE Fellow, his many awards include the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society's Guillemin-Cauer Prize Award and an Emmy Award. A member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and an AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellow, Lawrence was formerly vice president of Lucent Technologies' advanced communications technology center in Holmdel, N.J.
About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 1,850 undergraduate and 2,980 graduate students, and a worldwide online enrollment of 2,250, with a full-time faculty of 140. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at For the latest news about Stevens, please visit

Stevens Institute of Technology

Related Engineering Articles from Brightsurf:

Re-engineering antibodies for COVID-19
Catholic University of America researcher uses 'in silico' analysis to fast-track passive immunity

Next frontier in bacterial engineering
A new technique overcomes a serious hurdle in the field of bacterial design and engineering.

COVID-19 and the role of tissue engineering
Tissue engineering has a unique set of tools and technologies for developing preventive strategies, diagnostics, and treatments that can play an important role during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Engineering the meniscus
Damage to the meniscus is common, but there remains an unmet need for improved restorative therapies that can overcome poor healing in the avascular regions.

Artificially engineering the intestine
Short bowel syndrome is a debilitating condition with few treatment options, and these treatments have limited efficacy.

Reverse engineering the fireworks of life
An interdisciplinary team of Princeton researchers has successfully reverse engineered the components and sequence of events that lead to microtubule branching.

New method for engineering metabolic pathways
Two approaches provide a faster way to create enzymes and analyze their reactions, leading to the design of more complex molecules.

Engineering for high-speed devices
A research team from the University of Delaware has developed cutting-edge technology for photonics devices that could enable faster communications between phones and computers.

Breakthrough in blood vessel engineering
Growing functional blood vessel networks is no easy task. Previously, other groups have made networks that span millimeters in size.

Next-gen batteries possible with new engineering approach
Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research, recently published in Nature Energy.

Read More: Engineering News and Engineering Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to