Columbia University

Gil Zussman

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Computer Science
Member of the Data Science Institute and Computer Engineering Program
Director of the Wireless and Mobile Networking (WiMNet) Lab
Columbia University

Office: 809 CEPSR
Phone: +1 212 854 8670
Email: gil[at]


Honors and Awards

2022 IEEE Fellow.
2022 Columbia University – Janette and Armen Avanessians Diversity Award.
2017 IEEE INFOCOM’17 – Runner-up for the Best Paper Award.
2016 ACM CoNEXT’16 – Best Paper Award.
2016 co-authored a paper that received the IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award.
2014-2016 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship.
2013 IFIP Working Group 7.3 – Elected Member.
2013 GENI Research and Educational Experimentation Workshop (GREE2013) – Best Educational Paper Award.
2011 IEEE Communications Society – Award for Advances in Communication.
2011 Selected to participate in the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium.
2011 ACM SenSys 2011 – Best Student Demo Award.
2010 National Science Foundation (NSF) – Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.
2009 Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) – Young Investigator Award.
2009 Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project competition – 1st place winner.
2006 ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance 2006 – Best Paper Award.
2005-2008 Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship.
2004-2005 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship.
2002 OPNETWORK 2002 – IEEE Communications Magazine Best Paper Award.
2002 IFIP Networking 2002 – Best Student Paper Award.
2000-2004 Intel Prize, Wolf Award, Eshkol Grant, and “Vatat” Grant for distinguished Ph.D. students.
2000 Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Management – Award for best M.Sc. thesis.
1999 Tel Aviv University – M.Sc. Summa Cum Laude.
1995 Technion – B.A. and B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude.
1993 The Israeli Parliament award for top ranking students in the country.