Rueywen Liu, Frank M. Freimann Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, has been named the 2007 recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Circuits and Systems Societys Mac Van Valkenburg Award. The medal honors Liu for outstanding technical contributions and continuity of leadership.
Lius research interests encompass circuits and systems, signal processing and communication. He currently is pursuing the development of a new multiple access system for wireless communication, which could help increase capacity and eliminate interference for wireless devices, such as cellular phones.
An IEEE life fellow, Liu also is a member of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society; Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society; and Pi Mu Epsilon, the honorary national mathematics society.
Liu, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1960, earned bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois. He also is the recipient of the IEEE Society Technical Achievement Award (2001), the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), the IEEE Society Golden Jubilee Medal (1999), Alexander Von Humboldt Senior Research Award (1999), and IEEE Society Meritorious Service Award (1998).