Columbia University

Prof. Zussman Elevated to IEEE Fellow

IEEE logoProf. Gil Zussman has  been selected as IEEE Fellow, in recognition of his achievements. This is the highest grade of membership in the IEEE: less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this elevation. Zussman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science (affiliated) and vice chair of electrical engineering, was recognized for his contributions to the design of wireless network systems. His research focuses on wireless, mobile, and resilient networks. His group has made theoretical contributions in the areas of distributed throughput optimization, cross-layer network optimization, and optical network and power grid resilience to cyber-physical attacks. Moreover, he developed and experimentally demonstrated algorithms and systems that deal with the unique characteristics of the communications hardware, the physical environment, and the higher layer applications (video streaming, VR, etc.). These include energy harvesting networks for the Internet of Things, full-duplex wireless networks, and wireless multicast for video streaming. Together with his collaborators, Zussman is building unique prototypes and testbeds, thereby allowing new insights into network performance. In particular, he is the Columbia principal investigator of the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) COSMOS testbed that is being deployed in West Harlem to support experimentation with beyond-5G wireless, optical, and edge-cloud networks.

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