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Vincent Poor

Professor Vincent Poor FREng ForMemRS

Foreign Member

Elected: 2014


Vincent Poor conducts research in information theory statistical signal processing and stochastic analysis, and their application to a variety of fields. Previously, he introduced new techniques for signal processing and control and developed methods for multiuser detection — ways of ‘disentangling’ streams of digital information. His most recent research addresses data security issues across areas of recent and rapid development, including wireless networks, social networks and smart grids for energy distribution.

Vincent has been active in the field of information theory for over 30 years and has received many awards for his research. These include the 2011 IEEE E. Eric Sumner Award for outstanding contributions to communications technology and the 2014 URSI Booker Gold Medal for his landmark research and its applications to wireless networking and related fields.

Professional positions

Director, Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Director, IEEE Foundation
Councillor, National Academy of Engineering
Michael Henry Strater University Professor, Princeton University
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University

Interests and expertise

Subject groups


Computer security, privacy, smartgrid, Social networks, wireless networks