Shlomo Shamai (Shitz)

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Shlomo Shamai (Shitz)


Contact Information

Department of Electrical Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel
tel: 97248294713
fax: 97248232913


Shlomo Shamai (Shitz) received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, in 1975, 1981 and 1986 respectively. During 1975-1985 he was with the Communications Research Labs in the capacity of a Senior Research Engineer. Since 1986 he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, where he is now the William Fondiller Professor of Telecommunications. His research interests encompasses a wide spectrum of topics in information theory and statistical communications. Dr. Shamai (Shitz) is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the Union Radio Scientifique Internationale (URSI). He is the recipient of the 1999 van der Pol Gold Medal of URSI, and a co-recipient of the 2000 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, the 2003, and the 2004 joint IT/COM societies paper award, and the 2007 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award. He is also the recipient of 1985 Alon Grant for distinguished young scientists and the 2000 Technion Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research. He has served as Associate Editor for the Shannon Theory of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and also serves on the Board of Governors of the Information Theory Society.

Participation & Positions:

Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Member, 01/01/17 until 12/31/18)
Nominations and Appointments Committee (Member, 01/01/13 until 12/31/15)
ITSOC Distinguished Lecturers (Lecturer, 01/01/12 until 12/31/13)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/06 until 12/31/08)
Fellows Committee (Member, 01/01/04 until 12/31/08)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/03 until 12/31/05)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Shannon Theory, 12/01/96 until 12/01/99)
Board of Governors (01/01/95 until 12/31/97)

Author Of:

Y. Wu , S. Shamai (Shitz), S. Verdú , "Degrees of freedom of the interference channel: A general formula", Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jul. 2011

G. Caire , S. Shamai (Shitz), "On the Achievable Throughput of a Multiantenna Gaussian Broadcast Channel", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Jul. 2003

H. Weingarten , Y. Steinberg , S. Shamai (Shitz), "The Capacity Region of the Gaussian Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Broadcast Channel", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Sep. 2006

I. Sason , S. Shamai (Shitz), "Variations on the Gallager Bounds, Connections, and Applications", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Nov. 2002

A. Sanderovich , O. Somekh , S. Shamai (Shitz), "Uplink Macro Diversity with Limited Backhaul Capacity", Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Nice, France, Jun. 2007