Columbia University

WiMNet Lab Director

Gil Zussman

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Member of the Computer Engineering Program
Columbia University
Visiting Scientist in the School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

Office: 811 CEPSR
Phone: +1 212 854 8670, +972 3 372 8595 (Israel)
Email: gil[at]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Gail Gilboa-Freedman

At Tel Aviv University and Columbia (co-advised with Prof. Hanoch Levy)
Email: gail.gilboa.f[at]

Dr. Gail Gilboa-Freedman received the B.S. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science (cum laude) from the Technion in 2001 and the M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Technion in 2005. She received the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 2011. Over the years, she has worked for Elbit, IBM Research, and City Bank. In 2014-5 she was a Postdoctoral researcher at the Technion and she is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tel Aviv University and Columbia University.

Ph.D. Students

LinkedinIconTingjun Chen

Wei Family Foundation Fellow
Office: 801 CEPSR
Email: tingjun[at]

Tingjun (Derrick) Chen graduated with B.Eng. degree in Electronic Information Science and Technology from Tsinghua University in July 2014. He is currently a first year Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. His research interests are in resource allocation, algorithms and optimization in wireless communication networks, sensor networks, and energy harvesting networks.

LinkedinIconVarun Gupta

Office: 801 CEPSR
E-mail: varun[at]

Varun Gupta completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi and received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in October 2012. He is currently working towards his PhD. at Columbia University. His research interests include distributed algorithms, data center network design, stochastic modeling.

LinkedinIconCraig Gutterman

NSF IGERT Fellow and NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Office: 801 CEPSR
Email: clgutterman[at]

Craig Gutterman received a B.S in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Rutgers University in 2012, and an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Columbia in 2013. His current research interests include network sciences, distributed algorithms and mobile network protocols.

Alexander Loh

Columbia Presidential Fellow and NSF IGERT Fellow
Office: 801 CEPSR
Email: al3475[at]

Alexander Loh received a B.S in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Rutgers University in 2015.

LinkedinIconJelena Marasevic

Qualcomm Innovation Fellow
Office: 801 CEPSR
Phone: 212-854-6900
Email: jelena[at]

Jelena Marasevic received her B.S. degree from University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering, in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2011. She received her M.S. degree from Columbia University in New York, NY, in 2012. Her current research interests include algorithms for resource allocation, scheduling and routing in energy harvesting networks, self-configurable mobile networks and communication protocols for the smart grid.

Saleh Soltan

Office: 808 CEPSR
Email: saleh[at]

Saleh Soltan received his B.S in Electrical Engineering and Pure Mathematics (double major) from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2011, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York, NY in 2012. His research interests include Network Sciences, Graph Theory and Complexity Analysis. His current focus is on cascading failures in power grids and their interdependencies with communication networks.


Prof. Javier Gomez

Visiting Professor from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

M.S. and Undergraduate Students

Rel Fogel

Electrical Engineering M.S. Student (Tesla Scholar)
Email: fogelrel[at]

Raphael Norwitz

Computer Science Undergraduate Student
Email: rsn2177[at]

Savvas Petridis

Computer Science Undergraduate Student
Email: sdp2137[at]

James Thompson

Electrical Engineering Integrated BS/MS student (Egleston Scholar)
Email: jthomp413[at]