Abbas El Gamal

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Abbas El Gamal

Hitachi America Chair in the School of Engineering and Fortinet Founders Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering

Affiliation: Stanford University

Email: abbas-AT-ee.stanford.edu

Home page: http://isl.stanford.edu/~abbas/

Contact Information

Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Packard Building, Rm 262
350 Serra Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94301

Biography:

Abbas El Gamal is the Hitachi America Professor in the School of Engineering and the Fortinet Founders Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received his B.Sc. Honors degree from Cairo University in 1972, and his M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering both from Stanford University in 1977 and 1978, respectively. From 1978 to 1980, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC. From 2004 to 2009, he was the Director of the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. His research contributions have been in network information theory, FPGAs, and digital imaging devices and systems. He has authored or coauthored over 230 papers and holds 35 patents in these areas. He is coauthor of the book Network Information Theory (Cambridge Press 2011). He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE. He received several honors and awards for his research contributions, including the 2016 IEEE Richard Hamming Medal, the 2014 Viterbi Lecture, the 2013 Shannon Memorial Lecture, the 2012 Claude E. Shannon Award, the inaugural Padovani Lecture, and the 2004 INFOCOM Paper Award. He has been serving on the Board of Governors of the Information Theory Society since 2009 and is currently Senior Past President. He has played key roles in several semiconductor, EDA, and biotechnology startup companies. 

Participation & Positions:

Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2016)
Nominations and Appointments Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2016)
Board of Governors (Senior Past President, 2016)
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2015)
Board of Governors (Junior Past President, 2015)
Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Ex-Officio, 2015)
Nominations and Appointments Committee (Ex-Officio, 2015)
Board of Governors (President, 2014)
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 2014)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 2014)
External Nominations Committee (Ex-officio, 2014)
Publications Committee (Ex-officio, 2014)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 2014)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2013)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 2013)
Online Committee (Ex-officio, 01/01/13 until 12/31/14)
Awards Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2013)
Publications Committee (Ex-officio, 2013)
Board of Governors (First Vice President, 2013)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2012)
Outreach Subcommittee (Ex-officio, 2012)
Membership Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2012)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/12 until 12/31/14)
Awards Committee (Ex-Officio, 2012)
Publications Committee (Ex-officio, 2012)
Board of Governors (Second Vice President, 2012)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Member, 2010)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/09 until 12/31/11)

Author Of:

C. Li , A. El Gamal , "Distributed Simulation of Continuous Random Variables", Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Barcelona, Spain, Jul. 2016