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Awards and honors

ForeWord Magazine has named "The Resilient Enterprise," by Yossi Sheffi, its 2005 Book of the Year in the business and economics category. Sheffi is the director of MIT's Center for Transportation and Logistics. His book was published by the MIT Press.

Erich P. Ippen, professor of physics and of electrical engineering and computer science, has been awarded the Optical Society of America's Frederic Ives Medal of the Jarus W. Quinn Endowment. The Ives Medal is OSA's highest honor and recognizes Ippen for "laying the foundations of ultrafast science and engineering, and providing vision and sustained leadership to the optics community." Ippen, who is also a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, will receive the award at OSA's annual meeting in October in Rochester, N.Y.

John M. Wozencraft, professor of electrical engineering emeritus and former head of Lincoln Laboratory's Communications Division, received the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal at the IEEE annual awards ceremony on June 24. The medal is one of the most prestigious awards given by the IEEE and recognizes Wozencraft for his pioneering work in the development of sequential decoding and the signal space approach to digital communication.

Morgan Sheng, the Menicon Professor of Neuroscience at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and a member of MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2006 Fondation IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity Prize. The prize is awarded annually in Paris to researchers who have made outstanding contributions to neuroscience. Sheng, who shared the prize with two other neuroscientists, was honored for his work on the function of postsynaptic protein complexes in learning and memory.

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