Dariush Divsalar, UCLA adjunct professor of electrical engineering, has been selected for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Alexander Graham Bell Medal, for, "fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of channel codes that transformed deep space and other forms of wireless communications."
 
The institute honors and recognizes technical professionals for their unparalleled and seminal contributions on technology, society and the engineering profession. The Alexander Graham Bell Medal recognizes the "exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering."
 
Divsalar received his undergraduate, master's degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1975, 1977 and 1978, respectively. He works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is now a principal scientist involved in developing technology for advance deep space communications systems for NASA’s space exploration. Divsalar taught graduate courses in the UCLA electrical engineering department and now continues to collaborate with faculty and students in research as an adjunct professor.
 
The award will be presented at the IEEE awards ceremony on Aug. 23, 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, visit UCLA Engineering.