Muriel Médard
 

Harold E. and Esther Edgerton Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

Muriel Médard is the Harold E. and Esther Edgerton Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. She was previously an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a member of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. From 1995 to 1998, she was a Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Optical Communications and the Advanced Networking Groups. Professor Médard received B.S. degrees in EECS and in Mathematics in 1989, a B.S. degree in Humanities in 1990, a M.S. degree in EE 1991, and a Sc D. degree in EE in 1995, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Optical Communications and Networking Series of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and as an Associate Editor in Communications for the IEEE Transactions on

Information Theory. She has served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology and as an Associate Editor for the OSA Journal of Optical Networking. Professor Médard's research interests are in the areas of reliable communications, particularly for optical and wireless networks. She was awarded the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award 2002 for her paper, "The Effect Upon Channel Capacityin Wireless Communications of Perfect and Imperfect Knowledge of the Channel," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Volume 46 Issue 3, May 2000, Pages: 935-946.
She was co- awarded the Best Paper Award for G. Weichenberg, V. Chan, M. Médard, "Reliable Architectures for Networks Under Stress", Fourth International Workshop on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN 2003), October 2003, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Professor Médard is also an Associate House Master at Simmons Hall.