On July 17, 2006 colleagues and former students gathered together at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to participate in a workshop in honor of Bob Gallager. The 63 participants came together to recognize Gallager’s contributions to information theory, coding theory, data networks, and communications systems.
The day concluded with a banquet where students presented a plaque to commemorate Gallager’s career as an influential fundamental researcher and inspirational mentor.
After over 30 years of service to MIT and LIDS, Maria “Fifa” Monserrate retired from her position as administrative support staff. A reception was held on March 23, 2007 in honor of Fifa and her commitment to the faculty, staff, and students. She was a positive force in LIDS and will be missed.