Professor Stephen J. Wright and his coauthors have been awarded the 2014 W.R.G. Baker Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The award recognizes the best research paper in any IEEE archival publication during the years 2009 to 2011. The award is for the paper "Sparse reconstruction by separable approximation"' by S.J. Wright, R.D. Nowak and M.A.T. Figueiredo, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 57 (2009), pp. 2479-2493.